In order to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations you need to ensure electrical equipment used at work are safe to use.
To do this for your business you need either a competent person in-house who has been on a suitable training course to carry out regular checks of your electrical equipment, or the option preferred by most, is to get a specialist Portable Appliance Tester in from another company to do the job for you.
To meet the legal obligations for maintaining the type of equipment you have, whether they are low or high risk you will need to inspect and test your electrical equipment on a regular basis, which will get you a PAT testing certificate.
The PAT test certificate confirms you have had portable electrical appliances checked to make sure they are safe; the certificate acts as suitable records should you ever need them.
When we carry out inspections and testing of your electrical equipment, whether that is at home, work, etc we provide you with the PAT Testing Certificate. It is a document which provides confirmation that each appliance tested is safe to use; we list every appliance, showing what it is, what ID number it has been allocated and whether it is safe or not.
If an appliance is not safe we will guide you on what measures you need to take next.
- The certificate you receive will list all the appliances tested, and their unique ID numbers (that match the labels stuck to the appliances)
- The report includes the results obtained by the tests carried out – we check each appliance is not damaged, and test those that need it to make sure they’re within the required safety range.
- We also break down the report to locations at your site, for example, a list of appliances in the office, the meeting room, the kitchen etc.
- In addition to the list of appliances tested, we provide a report on any appliances that we can’t repair; which fail overall.
- We also provide you with an overview certificate document to keep in your records which will show the test date and your address.
We are very experienced, and the best at what we do, so we can assure you when we say your appliances are safe; they are.
Our PAT test Certificates have been scrutinised, and deemed acceptable, by Health and Safety professionals, fire officers, insurance investigators etc.
We also guide our clients on the most appropriate pat testing frequency for their equipment use, as knowing how often a PAT test is needed is good to know, because you can get it done too often, and that would be a waste of your money.
Portable appliance testing is carried out in almost every workplace in the United Kingdom, it has been getting done for many years and is very important for protecting business owners and equipment users alike, for differing reasons. A PAT test certificate confirms that a business owner has completed portable appliance testing, and serves as confirmation that the electrical appliances in the workplace, office, or home for that matter, are safe.
Portable appliance testing is carried out to reduce the chances of an accident occurring.
Although it is not a legal requirement to get portable electric appliances tested; it is a requirement to make sure they are safe to use, and as the only recognised method for checking an electrical appliance is safe is by a PAT tester it is essential you get it done.
We will provide you with your own PAT test Certificate after we have tested your appliances.
A portable appliance is any electrical appliance that can be unplugged from a socket; all electrical appliances with a plug fall under the scope of “portable appliance testing”.
Our engineers are competent to carry out testing of electrical equipment; portable, and fixed too. Fixed appliances are those that are connected to the mains via a fused spur rather than a socket. We are a team of experienced professionals, qualified and insured who conduct PAT testing daily in the North East of England.
Our PAT test certificates include all the information you need to be able to show you have taken necessary action to check your equipment is safe to continue using.