PAT Testing or In Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment to give it it's real name is a series of visual observations and machine based tests designed to confirm the appliances suitability to remain in service in accordance with legal requirements.
IS IT REQUIRED BY LAW ?
There is currently no strict legal requirement to be PAT tested, However the government has put regulations into place to ensure the proper maintenance of electrical appliances, and the most effective way to comply with these regulations is through PAT Testing.
The Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to be able to prove that you are compliant with certain regulations,
A detailed PAT Test report and certificate gives you that proof of compliance.
Non-Compliance with these regulations can result in fines upto £5,000 and or Six months imprisonment. Fines have been seen to go as high as £20,000, cases heard in crown court have carried sentences of more than twoyears imprisonment in addition to unlimited financial penalties.
Claims that PAT testing is required by law and that you are breaking the law not having it done are simply not true, the law does however require that employers including self-employed ensure that all electrical equipment used by staff and guests be maintained to a fit for use standard.
This means PAT testing is a critical part of your Health and Safety Policy.
Our minimum charge is normally £75.00, but this is dependant on how many appliances you have that require testing, your location also has bearing on what we charge as we offer discounts, If you able to bring your appliances to our office for testing or you are within a 5 miles driven distance of our office (Mileage according to Google)
Standard household plugs and fuses are replaced free of charge,
All other repairs are charged @ £5.00 per or part 20 mins plus parts.
Replacement kettle leads and laptop power leads are £ 5.00 / £4.75 repectively.
For details of discounts or quotes please contact us
Full PDF copy of your test report, listing all tested appliances against there id number and location.
PDF copy of your certficate of testing which can be printed and displayed if required.
PDF format documents are sent to an email address selected by your site contact.
If you wish to know more please contact us