What is PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing)?
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is
an important part of ensuring responsibility to electrical health and safety. This is done using a series of specialised testing procedures on your portable appliances.
Why should I use SE ELECTRICAL SERVICES to do my PAT testing?
SE Electrical Services are MCS ,Napit and Part P certified. All works are carried out and tested to BS7671 standards and
17th Edition. All our staff including office staff are fully electrically qualified and can provide help and advice should you need any. we are health and
safety audited each year to a very high specification. All of our health and safety procedures can be seen upon request.
We pride ourselves on tailoring our service to the clients’ needs, and we believe in being up front about how we do business; our customers don’t get a nasty shock when they get the bill – our prices are all-inclusive and we don’t charge extra for things like replacing fuses and rewiring plugs.
What does a PAT test consist of?
We start with a visual inspection checking for:
What is classed as a portable appliance?
A portable appliance is any
equipment which is powered between 40 and 240 volts and which is connected to the electrical mains through a plug, usually 13 amp, but we are also able to test 110 volt, 240 volt and 415 volt
including C Form plugs.
Do I have to get my equipment PAT tested?
Regulation 4 (2) of the Electricity
At Work Regulations 1989 states that all equipment must be in a safe condition and fit for use. With a regular maintenance schedule in place PAT Testing ensures that all equipment is safe and fit for
In the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974, all employers have a legal duty to provide safe plant and equipment and every employer must ensure that equipment must be maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and good repair.
How often do my appliances have to be PAT tested?
This will be dependent on your
company’s risk assessment and maintenance schedule. If your company does not have these documents for PAT testing we can help with this.
Does PAT Testing affect our insurance cover?
Insurance companies assume that
when giving insurance cover to a business, the owners of that business are complying with all regulations necessary. An insurance company may reduce, delay or even refuse to pay on a claim for damage
if an appliance that has not been tested has caused the damage. Check the details on your policy if you are unsure today rather than find out too late when a claim is needed.
What areas do you cover?
We PAT test across Powys, Mid Wales
and the borders covering the larger towns such as Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Newtown, Telford, Llanidloes, Wrexham and the smaller surrounding areas within a 50 mile radius
How much will my PAT testing cost?
This will depend on how many items
need testing and the nature of the testing environment, for example – Large commercial units may cost more than small offices.
Our cheap PAT testing relates to our lower prices and not the quality of our service.
Please contact us on 01691 839447 for a quotation for your pat testing requirements.
Will the testing be disruptive?
During Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) we try to minimise any disruption by only disconnecting items as we test them.
SE Electrical Services
Outside office hours, please dial: 07810874905