PAT Testing Certificate is issued after appliance testing has taken place

PAT Testing Certificate is issued after appliance testing has taken place2019-12-01T18:59:28+00:00
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Portable Appliance Testing

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PAT Testing Certificates

PAT testing certificates are provided to business owners (and others who get PAT done), after their electrical appliances have been tested. The certificate confirms that the company the certificate has been issued to is being compliant with the regulations by having their appliances tested regularly, to prevent damage arising or risks increasing. 

The certificate is evidence that the responsible person is taking steps to ensure safety of users of equipment. 

DRA PAT Testing limited will come to you to test your appliances, and when satisfied that your equipment is safe, will issue a PAT testing certificate. 

The PAT testing report lists all appliances tested, each with their own unique identification number – the same number that is on the label we attached to the appliance after testing it. 

The results obtained by the tests that took place are shown next to the appliance, these include; result of the visual inspection (arguably the most important part of the test), result of the earth test carried out on appliances that require an earth for safety, result of the insulation test which is carried out on all appliances with exposed metal parts, and the result of the Polarity test which is carried out on power cords that have an earth wire (e.g. extension and IEC leads). Other Tests may be carried out that we don’t show the results for, such as if a socket tester or voltage meter has been used. 

The results are broken down into locations at your site, for example, separating the main office from the meeting room, and from the kitchens. 

Additionally we may carry out a thermal survey on a server system that can’t be turned off. We will confirm that the appliance is safe, to the best of our knowledge from the survey but cannot confirm it is safe internally as we just don’t know without unplugging it and testing it fully. 

If any appliances couldn’t be repaired by our engineer they would fail the test, and this would be recorded in the failures report, included. 

There is also an overall PAT testing certificate provided that shows that you are compliant with the regulations; this is something you may want to display on your health and safety board. 

The PAT Testing Certificate must show the address where the testing took place, the name and address of the company that did the testing, the date of the test and it is recommended but not essential, that an expiry date be shown. After all the results of the test are only as good as the time they are done; the tester can’t guarantee the appliance will stay in that condition until X date. 

The PAT testing certificate doesn’t show the list of appliances or their results, that is for the report; the certificate is an official document that provides proof that appliances have been tested so that business owners can confirm their compliance with the regulations. 

DRA PAT Testing Limited is an independent specialist electrical appliance testing company, with a strong reputation for high standards offered at competitive prices.

Since we began in 2009 we have built up a portfolio of more than 500 regular clients, many of whom are on managed plans for their PAT Testing frequency. The Certificate we provide them with shows the date of the most recent test; the report also shows the next test due date, based on the risk assessment carried out at time of testing. 

If you want to know more check out the benefits of PAT testing.  

If you want to discuss your PAT testing requirements, or to get a quote so we can do your PAT testing, complete the contact form below or Get a PAT Testing quote here

Every time we quote for a job, the following are included, without additional charges:

  • Supply and fit of replacement plugs
  • Supply and fit of replacement fuses
  • Repairs to the existing flexible cable
  • Professional printed PAT labels
  • Our expertise & recommendations based on the associated risks of your equipment

We are members of: 

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Get a quote for your PAT Testing by completing this form:

The most recognised and arguably the easiest way to comply with Uk regulations to ensure your electrical systems are maintained and safe for continued use is a regular PAT test.

You can start that process today by completing this form, from which we’ll provide you with a price and then hopefully do the job. 

When the work is complete, we’ll provide you with a report of everything tested and any recommendations for further action. 

Our engineers carry out basic repairs automatically, and talk to you first when more is needed. 

We don’t turn off server systems but talk to you about the options first; being permanently placed stationery IT appliances; one test every 5 years should be sufficient anyway. 

Call us on 0191 6661009

PAT Testing Certificates

Example of our labels and equipment

Seaward Apollo 600 PAT tester and a Seaward Primetest 100 PAT testing machine with blue and white PAT labels

Regular electrical testing ensures that any defects are maintained appropriately; the more regular the testing the less likely new defects will occur. Keeping maintenance up to date reduces the chances of an accident occurring. This is a one of the main benefits of PAT Testing. Many people like to say that PAT testing too often is a waste of money, and in some environments it is, but initially at least, doing PAT more often will ensure equipment maintains safe standards. Moving forward from that it is possible to increase the intervals between tests, as long as the risk is periodically assessed to make sure defects are not starting to occur again. As your PAT tester we work with you to help you maintain safe appliances, and thus a safe working environment. 

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