Monthly Archives: September 2016

Free Socket Checks – We don’t charge to report faulty sockets

  When you get PAT testing quotes you're going to come across many companies wanting to charge you for socket checks... Some national firms charge as much as £39.99 to look at your sockets, no different to how you do, and tell you that they're all fine or one has a crack - you don't need to pay for that. Checking sockets is not a formal part of PAT testing, but is part of the fixed wiring inspection, although rarely are all sockets checked. When we unplug an appliance we see the socket - if it is damaged in any [...]

By |2019-10-03T19:35:07+00:00September 19th, 2016|PAT Testing Info|Comments Off on Free Socket Checks – We don’t charge to report faulty sockets

Charity Shops selling electrical equipment – contact us to test them first

Electrical goods donated to charity shops must be checked for safety before they can be sold to customers of the shop; they can't just be sold in the conditions they are received in. Appliances need to be checked by an appropriate person, ideally a PAT Testing company, or a person trained to do such testing. If you don't have anyone in-house to carry out the tests there is a good opportunity for someone to learn a new skill, some charity shops will put a volunteer through a PAT testing course, so they can then get paid to do the testing. [...]

By |2019-10-03T19:49:33+00:00September 2nd, 2016|PAT Testing Info|Comments Off on Charity Shops selling electrical equipment – contact us to test them first