Home workers pat testing – Information for people working from home

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Richard Ayre, DRA PAT Testing
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Home Workers PAT testing

Home workers PAT testing – whether you work from home for an employer, or for yourself, this article may well appeal to you. If you have always worked from home, or changed to home working because of Covid,  you need to be aware that it is still the responsibility of your employer to make sure the electrical equipment they provide with is safe.

Home Workers PAT testing

If you work from home, or run a business where you are based at home and take equipment to other locations, this information is for you. Even though you work at home, you are still working so the Electricity at Work, and Health and Safety at Work regulations still apply. 

In any workplace, equipment provided for use by others or equipment for use in others’ locations must maintain safe standards. 

If you work from home for yourself, such as in a bedroom converted office then you probably won’t need your equipment testing unless your insurance company specifies it but if you have staff who come into your home office to use your equipment then you need it testing for them. 

If you work for another company, and they employ you to work from home then you need to get the equipment tested, although your employer should be paying for it to be done. See our homeworkers blog post for more information. 

Finally if you use home as your base but do your work in other locations then you need the equipment you take with you tested, and most probably the sites you are going to will want to see your PAT testing certificates. This would apply to builders and other tradesmen, mobile DJ’s and disco companies, singers, musicians, bands, and anyone else who takes electrical equipment into other premises such as hotels, mobile hairdressers going into care homes, etc. 

We cover all of the North East including Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Co. Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire. 

Our Portable Appliance Testing service includes

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Risk-based retests

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Repairs and Plugs

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PAT Test Certificates

Automatic risk assessments to guide you to the most appropriate PAT testing frequency for compliance

Free Repairs to the existing plug and cable, supply and fit of replacement plugs and fuses 

Itemised easy to follow PAT Testing Certificate Report includes all data needed for compliance 

We’ve have over 100 5 Star Google reviews for PAT Testing

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Chris Ames, General Manager

These guys were recommended to us and they came in recently to do the PAT Testing. The service was first class and report very professionally presented in an easy to understand format. It is rare I give 5 stars in a review however in this case it is thoroughly deserved and would recommend DRA PAT Testing Limited to any organisation ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

Efa Owens, Acquisition Manager

Excellent, friendly and efficient service. We have a lot of staff that work flexibly and Richard was happy to pop back at a later date to test their equipment which we hadn’t initially mentioned. Would recommend DRA to any organisation that needs appliance testing carried out. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

Julie Dixon, Company Secretary

We are very impressed with your service, everything very professional and as you promised. As a small business we find it hard to find reliable companies to deal with, it makes a refreshing change to come across a company with similar ideals to us  – a fair job at a fair price with pleasant employees and proper paperwork! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

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