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P.A.T. Testing

PAT Testing, or Portable Appliance Testing, must be undertaken in order for companies to fully comply with the Electricity At Work Regulations. Testing is required because, during everyday use, electrical appliances can become worn or damaged.

This can result in appliances becoming unsafe so a proper maintenance schedule is essential for businesses. PAT Testing, as carried out by Warwick Pat Testing, is therefore a documented method of electrical maintenance which companies are required to undertake on all their portable appliances.

What Is A Portable Appliance?

Quite simply a portable appliance is any piece of electrical equipment that can be moved from area to area and reconnected to the supply via a plug and socket system.

Why Do We Need PAT Testing?

The most important reasons for carrying out Portable Appliance Testing are:

  • To comply with the Electricity At Work Regulations
  • Risk of fire and injury due to faulty electrical equipment is minimised
  • Insurance companies cannot dispute claims for damage through fire because of insufficient electrical maintenance
  • The ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Standard requires all companies to comply with the Health and Safety requirements, portable appliance testing as provided by Warwick Pat Testing, is required to comply with this standard.

How Often Is PAT Testing Carried Out?

This depends on the workplace environment and the equipment to be tested. but is generally every 12 months however, a power drill on a building site where wear and tear is greater, the period between tests should be more frequent. We are more than happy to assist companies in choosing the correct periods between testing.

What Is The Testing Procedure?

We will perform a number of tests on each appliance such as:

  • Full visual inspection
  • Insulation test
  • Earth continuity test
  • Earth leakage test

A certificate is then produced for your files indicating the results of the individual tests. This can be done either in hard copy, disk or email. Each item of electrical equipment is given an individual number and identified with a sticker. This will ensure that the item can be tracked and provides a clear indication of its pass / fail status.

Does Testing Disrupt The Workplace?

At Warwick Pat Testing., we pride ourselves on having a well trained and organised staff, ensuring that any potential downtime for our clients is kept to an absolute minimum. We will also work outside office hours if required.

How Much Does This Cost? We endeavour to ensure all our clients receive the best and most competitively priced PAT Testing available in the UK.

Portable Appliance Tests will be charged at 1.50 per test (subject to the conditions below)

  • The minimum invoice charge is 40.
  • There is no VAT to be added to any price on this site.
  • It applies to all equipment covered by the regulations, whether rated as portable, transportable or stationary
  • A label will be attached indicating whether the equipment passed or failed the tests
  • Asset tagging (not a legal requirement), with or without barcode, can be carried out on request (from 5p to 25p per item)
  • FREE replacement of damaged or incorrectly rated fuses
    N.B. A new fuse will only be fitted to REPLACE one of the wrong value, or one that shows signs of overheating.
    i.e. A new fuse will not be fitted FREE where the fuse is missing or blown.
    A new fuse can be fitted, on request, for a total cost of 0.30
  • FREE repair of faulty or incorrect connections in the mains plug or power connector
  • FREE minor repairs requiring no parts
  • FREE quotation for other repairs on request
  • FREE portable appliance test after all repairs
  • Portable appliance Test Report included
  • Portable appliance Certificate of Testing included

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Pat Testing Warwick *  Phone: 0845 094 1316