Preparing for the appointment

The best way to prepare for PAT testing is to accept that we will need to access your electrical equipment, and when we are testing it you can't be using it. So computers will need shutting down and users will need to leave their work area whilst we do our [...]

By |2022-03-07T11:55:27+00:00July 5th, 2021||

Appointment booking

When the appointment is booked we'll tell you; if more info needs to be sent out we'll send you it but usually it's not necessary or you can get the info from here.  

By |2021-09-04T17:00:44+00:00July 5th, 2021||

How do we quote for a PAT testing job when you contact us?

When you contact us for a price, we take certain info such as the type of business, location, how many appliances etc. and from that work out a price for the job. As well as those factors we need to work out how long the job will take, how many [...]

By |2022-03-07T10:34:08+00:00July 5th, 2021||

Do new items need PAT Testing?

You've just bought a new kettle for the office, but you missed the PAT tester, does the kettle need testing now? Will you have to call the tester back out and pay a call out fee?  If you can be sure the new items have been purchased from a reputable [...]

By |2021-09-04T17:51:23+00:00August 24th, 2020||

How long does office PAT testing take?

If your office is small, with say 5 desks, we'd need around 1.5 hours to complete; if you have 20 desks which is about 150 items we're going to need a bit more time; it could be done in 3-4 hours if conditions are right. We usually estimate to be [...]

By |2021-09-04T18:00:54+00:00August 24th, 2020||

What does it cost to PAT test the office?

In a normal environment like a small business, a per item rate tends to be best, but if your office is big like a call centre then you'll likely find an hourly/day rate to be more cost effective. In some offices we could test 30-50 items in an hour; on [...]

By |2021-09-04T18:11:50+00:00August 24th, 2020||

How do you PAT test servers?

Most offices have a server system which terrifies the office manager when the PAT tester is in - worry no more; we don't switch them off, nor do we insist on it. In fact, if it was safe when it was installed, it's probably safer if we just leave it [...]

By |2021-09-04T17:59:25+00:00August 24th, 2020||

What equipment needs testing?

Every detachable part of an appliance that requires mains power to operate needs testing, and will be recorded as another item. So for example, a computer workstation has a monitor and PC; each with a detachable IEC lead - so that is 4 items. An extension lead will be another, [...]

By |2022-03-07T11:57:31+00:00August 24th, 2020||

How do we work out how many items we have to test?

How many items you have is confusing, and you're never going to be able to count everything if you have a big office, but we do need an approximate amount so we know what to quote for and so that we know roughly how long the job will take so [...]

By |2021-09-04T17:57:50+00:00August 24th, 2020||
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