Is PAT testing a legal requirement in the UK?

Whilst there is no definitive legal requirement to specifically carry out PAT, there are legal requirements to maintain safe electrical equipment, and to prove you do that. A PAT Test Certificate is the most recognised method for doing this.

By |2021-09-13T15:07:03+00:00September 13th, 2021||

What are our main services?

Here's a list of the services we provide; click on any service to get more information on what we do: PAT testing - appliances with plugs FAT testing - fixed appliances  Microwave Oven Emissions Testing Fixed wiring inspections (EICR) Emergency lighting inspections  

By |2020-08-23T10:32:44+00:00August 23rd, 2020||

How much does it cost for PAT Testing?

This depends on the job requirements, we always recommend you contact us to discuss your requirements, from which we can provide you with a PAT testing quote. Our average price is just £1 per item

By |2021-09-04T18:01:46+00:00June 7th, 2020||

Do new electrical items need PAT testing?

Not usually, new items do not need testing if you are sure they are from a reputable supplier however if you have the slightest doubt, and by the fact you are asking the question there may be an argument to recommend that new items are PAT tested for you.  We [...]

By |2021-09-04T17:05:37+00:00June 7th, 2020||

Do new electricals need PAT testing?

It depends on your company policy but most would say no; guidance suggests not; that new electricals need PAT testing - providing you are sure the appliance is from a reputable source. If so it should be British Standard, and should have been safety tested before leaving the factory. If [...]

By |2020-06-07T10:21:25+00:00June 7th, 2020||

What are our PAT testing requirements?

You are legally required in the UK to operate a business or organisation in line with the regulations, requirements and guidance of Health and Safety. Where electrical safety is concerned we have to consider the: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 The Provision [...]

By |2022-03-07T11:24:50+00:00June 7th, 2020||

Does new electrical equipment need PAT testing?

It is not normally necessary to test new items of electrical equipment, because the manufacturer has already tested it, but they should be inspected to make sure there is no damage and that it meets British Safety Standards (as it may have been built incorrectly, abroad) before first use. New [...]

By |2022-12-18T22:41:23+00:00April 5th, 2020||

Will I get into trouble if I don’t get PAT testing done?

It depends on the situation; if there has been an electrical accident at work and you can't prove that your electrical equipment is safe; it is possible you will but its worth learning more about whether you will or won't get into trouble over this.

By |2021-09-05T20:26:01+00:00April 5th, 2020||
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