Our engineers are fully qualified, or training to become qualified (trainees always work with experienced, qualified engineers). A fully qualified PAT testing engineer will attend your site to carry out portable appliance testing of your electrical equipment, on the date and time agreed with you. All appliances will be inspected and tested in accordance with the IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (the industry standard).
Our engineers hold enhanced DBS checks, and have also undergone extensive security checks through Durham Police.
Every appliance on site will be visually inspected by the engineer and tested for electrical safety. Any appliances that need repair will be repaired where possible, or further action taken.
If there are appliances you don’t want turning off such as server or CCTV systems we will carry out the best visual inspection we can.
If appliances have had their plug removed and then hard wired into the mains via a spur unit, we will inspect them, and test for earth continuity (if an earthed appliance). We recommend these appliances also get a full fixed appliance test every 5 years from install, or inline with your EICR.
If you have staff working off site; from home or engineers on the road, we recommend you get them in to test their kit too, or we can go to them.
Likewise, if you have appliances kept in drawers and cupboards, you should get them out ready.
Each appliance that passes will be labelled with a unique ID number and will state the test date.
If any appliances are deemed unsafe and can’t be repaired they will ‘fail’ the inspection. The engineer will advise you what to do next. The report will also include this information.
We will talk to you about your plans for retests – perhaps you have a fire risk assessment that outlines how often appliances should be tested, or you may prefer our guidance. Either way, we will put this period into the report, and book future appointments into our diaries, so we ensure your compliance is never compromised by missing a retest date. We will send you reminders when next tests are due.
Upon completion of the job you will be sent a fully comprehensive PAT testing Certificate and Report, usually within a few days of the job.
We will ask you to review our work on Google.