A PAT testing Certificate shows you take safety seriously
Do I need a PAT test Certificate?
If you supply electrical equipment to be used in a workplace, rental property, or for any business related activity then you need to be able to prove it is safe; a PAT testing Certificate confirms that.
When you get electrical equipment testing carried out on your electrical equipment, the results obtained are used to create a PAT testing Certificate.
If you get the fuse board in your house tested the electrician gives you a certificate called an Electrical Installation Condition Report, and its the same with a equipment tests – the PAT testing company will provide you with a PAT Testing Certificate Report.
We carry out electrical testing in homes and workplaces all over the UK, and provide every client with their own itemised PAT Testing Certificate. You can get yours too, all you need to do is book in an appointment, we’ll come and test your equipment and afterwards provide you with the report.
What is included in a PAT test CertificateReport?
A PAT test Certificate report serves 3 main purposes:
- To show which appliances are safe,
- To show which appliances were not safe, and
- To show you take safety seriously
The PAT certificate we provide you with includes:
- A front cover
- A list of all appliances that passed the inspection
- A list of all appliances that failed the inspection, photographs of them and further information
- Information regarding remedial work we carried out
- The PAT Test Certificate
The list of appliances that passed the inspection
This document lists every appliance that was tested and passed; when we do a PAT test on an electrical appliance the main part, contrary to popular belief is in fact the visual inspection, so the engineer needs to have experience, knowledge and a keen eye of detail. Every single appliance needs a visual inspection and we are looking for many things, for example, we need to check that the plug is British Standard so that you comply with the Plugs and sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations.
Some appliances, those with exposed metal parts also need testing using a machine to ensure their internal safety mechanisms are functioning correctly.
If the appliance passes the necessary inspections/tests, it is recorded as passed, labelled with a unique identification number and recorded in the engineers records. This is then used to create the passes report, which also references the location of your site where the appliance was tested. This a great tool for auditing your equipment, for insurance purposes – we can even provide this as an excel document so you can update it if you buy new equipment.
This is an example of what the Passes report looks like:
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What does a PAT Test Certificate look like?
This is an example of our PAT testing Certificate:
You also get a PAT Testing Certificate; this is something that is asked for a lot, but not actually what you need – the report showing passed equipment is what you really need, especially for insurance purposes. This certificate is more of a visual aid, something you can display in reception to show you take safety seriously.
This certificate also serves as a summary of your PAT testing, to show you are complying with the legal regulations.
This certificate includes your address, and shows how long the certificate is valid for (usually 12 months).
What does a PAT Test Certificate do for me?
PAT testing has to be carried out by a ‘competent person’, on electrical equipment to make sure it is safe. There are various legal requirements that you as an employer/business owner has to comply with, that requires you to carry out inspections and tests to confirm. The PAT Certificate shows that you have taken action to comply with the regulations.
A PAT test Certificate has many good uses including:
- It can be used to prove you are complying with the regulations
- You can use it to prove you have taken action to ensure equipment is safe, in the event of an insurance claim
- You can use it as a supporting document for accreditation applications, such as CHAS or Safe Contractor.
- You can include it in tender applications to show your company commits to Health and Safety
- You can display it in reception to show you take safety seriously
and many many more uses.
If you are looking for a PAT testing company to carry out electrical equipment testing in your business, DRA PAT Testing is here for you.
We provide a professional service in the North East and across the UK, helping over 500 businesses to comply with the laws.
✅ Same day PAT Test Certificates
✅ Free remedial repairs and replacement parts
✅ Appointments available 24 / 7 at no extra cost
✅ All of the North East covered
✅ Ensures compliance with Health & Safety
✅ Ensures your insurance policy is valid
✅ Prompt reminders for retests
✅ Testing from just £1 per item
PAT Testing Certificate
Book in your PAT testing with us today and we’ll be able to provide you with a fully compliant PAT testing certificate after the inspection has been completed.
If you have been told by an authority that you have to get PAT testing done without delay we can provide you with a confirmation letter to show that your PAT testing is booked in; this is usually sufficient.
There are images below to show you examples of what our PAT testing Certificate report will look like when you receive it. Our certificates include all the information you need to ensure your compliance with the regulations.
If you have any questions get in touch or check out this blog on certificates which considers all the frequently asked questions.