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We are Office PAT Testing Experts

Office electrical equipment should be maintained to always be safe to use. Whilst most office appliances sit on a desk and rarely move, they are low risk, but accidents do still happen, and you as an office manager or business owner (for example) are responsible for ensuring the safety of your staff and other users. Not to mention protecting the business from the risk of fire.

It’s for these reasons that it is essential that you are PAT testing office equipment regularly enough to prevent accidents and fires occurring.

Office PAT testing should done initially, on all appliances, then at intervals regularly enough to maintain safety, but not so often that you’re wasting money getting tested too often. We can help you manage both of these situations.

Office electrical safety is something that should be taken seriously; ensuring your mains wiring as well as appliances are up to the task that your business requires is essential for efficient working, production and safety.

Also, to consider, if your office has been closed due to the Covid Pandemic, and your staff are now returning to the office, you need to make sure they are returning to a safe and secure environment, so getting PAT testing, that may have been allowed to lapse, updated, as soon as possible, is very important.

PAT testing office equipment

Electrical Safety is very important in your office; we come to you to make sure your electrical appliances are safe; to check they are in good working order, in a safe condition.

  • We will inspect each appliance thoroughly and carry out any necessary repairs
  • We’ll check your appliance plugs and wiring meet British Safety standards
  • We’ll replace defective plugs and incorrect fuses in plugs, free of charge
  • We’ll tidy up messy wires under desks, and try to reduce the amount of extension leads you use
  • We’ll remove (or at least try to) old PAT testing labels before applying our own, which we do so neatly, and discreetly.
  • We’ll advise you of any other electrical issues we come across, such as faulty sockets
  • We won’t turn off servers, putting your business security at risk, but work with you to find the best solution for maintaining a safe server system
  • We’ll work around your staff where possible, and use our huge amount of experience to keep disruption to a minimum, and
  • After all that, and anything else we may have done, we will compile your PAT Testing Certificate Report, and send it to you by by the end of the week!

We have specialised in PAT testing office equipment for over 10 years; our engineers understand the risks and sensitivity of your IT equipment and are best suited to helping you maintain safe electrics in the office.

We understand that you may not want to turn off the server, so will work with you to find the best solution to managing it, whether that be leaving it alone completely, inspecting it visually, or coming back another day to test it. We can even look at doing thermal image surveys on it. A well maintained server doesn’t need PAT testing as often as the rest of your office; once every 5 years should be sufficient.

Cables under desks get messy, its a fact of life, but one we can sort easily – we’ll tidy up those messy cables for you, by managing your use of extension leads. If we can reduce the number of extensions you use we will do that too.

If there is one thing we dislike about our job, is that we have to stick labels on your expensive appliances; that shouldn’t happen, but it does, and its important, so we respect your equipment. We’ll apply our labels straight, neat, and in a discreet whilst visible location. We won’t put them on the front of TV’s and we’ll not cover up important information stamps. We will also do our best to remove previous company labels; some are nearly impossible to get off, but we will do our best. And where we can we’ll put our labels over their residue so you’re not having even more messy areas.

We have done office PAT testing for many years, so we know what system works best to keep disruption to a minimum and to get out of your hair as quick as we can. So we will work with you to do this.

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Office Electrical Safety

Using electrical equipment safely in the office is really important, and a legal requirement for all employers. Keeping up to date with office electrical inspections, EICR and portable appliance testing is the best way to maintain compliance with Health and Safety at Work.

Poorly installed or maintained electrical equipment can increase the risk of dangers, faulty wiring and overloaded socket extensions are all going to put you at more risk. If you use too many extension leads, or have cables trailing across walkways, incorrect fuses and using appliances not suitable to the environment all lead to increases in the risk of accidents.

The most common causes of electrical issues in offices are faulty appliances, incorrect use of equipment and unsafe wiring installations. All these lead to a necessity to ensure your office electrical safety is kept updated through regular office electrical inspections.

What needs PAT Testing in an office?

Computers, monitors, printers, photocopiers, their power leads, extension blocks and so on all need to be in a safe condition to meet the Electricity at Work regulations. Electrical safety is paramount to protect your staff.

Phone chargers, laptop leads, radios, fans, heaters and general kitchen equipment all add to the risk of overloading extension leads, so it is important to regularly get us in to ensure we help you maintain a safe working environment.

All these things are classed as standard electrical equipment, and when they’re in an office, where all equipment is like this, be it a doctors surgery, recruitment company, accountancy firm or even a school, this applies to you.

How often should office equipment be PAT Tested?

Every 2 years – as a general guide office PAT testing requirements suggest every 2 years as the best interval for how often PAT testing should be done in an office.

The HSE recommends that office equipment is PAT tested every 2-4 years, but taking into account risks of accident, fire, etc it is a brave office manager who allows 4 years to pass between checks. We certainly would not recommend it.

2 yearly PAT tests are a good period of time; it’s not too often, and it’s not too long. Imagine getting something new, that wasn’t as safe as you thought, and you plugged it in after the PAT test has been done, planning to use it for another 4 years before it gets checked. Only for it to start a fire after a year’s use, because it wasn’t up to British safety standards. 

Whilst every 2 years is recommended, don’t take that as gospel; there may be other circumstances to consider, and a more frequent PAT testing frequency may be better for your business.

We recommend to our clients that we test such items every 2 years – that’ll save you half your usual costs! 

A computer sat on a desk gets put there and stays there usually until it gets replaced or you move around the office, so the chances of it developing a fault are low. So the risk is low; so you shouldn’t need to test it every year.

What does office PAT testing cost?

Because you don’t have power tools, your office is usually clean and tidy (we’ll let you off with the dust), and you make a nice cup of tea, we’ll give you a great discount off our standard prices.

In fact, you can get as much as 20% off our usual PAT testing prices just because your business is office based.

See what clients have said about our office PAT testing service

Professional, reliable and efficient PAT Testing service. Highly recommend.
Inga Davison
Inga Davison
09:13 16 Sep 21
We have used DRA for our PAT testing for many years and wouldn't go anywhere else. As a very busy NHS Dental practice, now with the added measures in place due to Covid restrictions, they worked around us with efficiency and professionalism.
Beverley Mitchelson
Beverley Mitchelson
11:24 13 Sep 21
PAT Testing
Lisa Marshall
Lisa Marshall
09:57 07 Sep 21
Asked Richard if he would be able to PAT a variety of equipment for work (110v &240v), came in when he said, was happy to answer questions, and carried out repairs as needed. Very PROFESSIONAL. Good rates.
Leighton Pearson
Leighton Pearson
08:54 07 Sep 21
These guys came out to PAT test some of our electrical catering hire equipment. On time, reasonably priced with excellent customer service. Highly recommended and no doubt I will be in touch with them again.
Richard Dos Santos
Richard Dos Santos
10:40 24 Aug 21
We always use these guys for our P.A.T testing, five star job. Friendly efficient and reliable.
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
14:03 10 Aug 21
Good friendly honest service, highly recommended.
darren haggerty
darren haggerty
13:51 02 Jul 21
Very speedy response, professional service and a fair price.
Guy Kirk
Guy Kirk
07:21 25 Jun 21
Richard was incredibly helpful and professional. Timely response to email requests and went above and beyond to fit in the PAT testing at our two sites.We would not hesitate to use him and DRA again.
Sarah Kilby
Sarah Kilby
08:40 17 Jun 21
DRA carried out PAT tests for all of our office appliances and equipment. Richard was very organised and efficient, and we received the certificates/report the same day.
Lizzy Chorley
Lizzy Chorley
15:06 16 Jun 21
Richard was fantastic with my last minute call to test equipment for an installation. The service was professional, the team is understanding, prompt and also a good laugh which is a bonus! Couldn't recommend enough.
Violeta Tsenova
Violeta Tsenova
19:42 31 May 21
Great company to work with. Will use again.
Donna Riseborough
Donna Riseborough
06:06 31 May 21
We always use DRA Electricals for our surgery. Another PAT testing complete. Very professional service. Highly recommend them.
Clare Phillips
Clare Phillips
09:30 27 May 21
Excellent service, hired for a full PAT test of the premises. Will absolutely Hire Richard again.
Be More Geek
Be More Geek
15:00 26 May 21
Very quick and professional, a great service and very helpful.
Jessica Hynes
Jessica Hynes
15:00 21 May 21
Richard carried out the pat testing for my Beauty Salon at very short notice which was greatly appreciated. He was very communicative, professional and efficient... I would highly recommend!
Sara Ball
Sara Ball
16:16 20 May 21
PAT Testing across 3 sites competed over2 days, minimum disruption, on time, good value. Fitted in with our schedule as a busy pub reopening during Covid recovery, took the pressure off.
Mark Hall
Mark Hall
06:04 19 May 21
I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful, professional service of DRA PAT Testing who recently checked over all of Seaham Sea Cadets equipment. We were over the moon with the conscientiousness and quality of service. Kyle and his colleague attending were superb, and extremely helpful, courteous and professional throughout - a glowing testament to a business to be both proud of and confident in. Thank you again, on behalf of all the Cadets, in helping us so much towards reopening and parading again; it is very much appreciated by all of us at the Unit. We look forward to booking DRA again next year and are very happy to recommend you to anyone.
Mark Walker
Mark Walker
19:19 13 May 21
Very professional service. Richard arrived on time and carried out the PAT tests very efficiently. Certificates received on the same day. I also liked how the pricing was clear on the website before I booked. Thank you!
Zoe Robertson
Zoe Robertson
19:22 10 May 21
Excellent service from the DRA team with special thanks to Rob. PAT testing completed at The People’s Kitchen with great efficiency. Will definitely use them again
keith armstrong
keith armstrong
21:17 06 May 21
PAT test- I was so impressed with the service. Rob went the extra mile to fit me in and also was conscientious enough to spot another device that needed testing which I hadn’t seen.
Rebecca Noble
Rebecca Noble
21:00 04 May 21
I have used DRA for several years now and will continue to do, so as I have always received fantastic service. They are prompt, friendly, efficient, great value and totally professional, and go out of their way to get things done in any circumstances. Thank you so much all at DRA. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Sarah Marshall
Sarah Marshall
09:02 29 Apr 21
DRA carried out our PAT Testing at MWE Architects LLP, they were very quick to respond to our enquiry and reasonably priced. They arrived on time, were very professional whilst in the office, especially as it was during the COVID crisis. We received our certificate promptly and good communication. Would definitely recommend.
Lynda Cooper
Lynda Cooper
18:13 15 Apr 21
Great service, very speedy and helpful.
Laura Gellatly
Laura Gellatly
08:11 15 Apr 21
Just had our PAT testing done. Great service as always - arrived when expected, reliable and honest advice, minimum of disruption and prompt supply of certificates. First class service
Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall
06:04 20 Mar 21
Fantastic service from DRA every time - efficient, professional, friendly and great value for money - we go back to DRA every time and they have provided great service without fail. Highly recommend.
Lairds House
Lairds House
13:13 17 Mar 21
Professional and friendly, sound advice, punctual, tidy, and great value. Highly recommended.
Andrea
Andrea
21:26 16 Mar 21
Very efficient service! Will be using again
Roisin McBride
Roisin McBride
12:17 09 Mar 21
So so pleased with the service from DRA PAT testing. Richard went above and beyond. We will definitely be using them again and will not hesitate to recommend them.
Emma Fitzsimmons
Emma Fitzsimmons
11:49 03 Mar 21
Excellent service. PAT testing completed as required. Very friendly and great communication.
Tricia Rook
Tricia Rook
20:21 25 Feb 21
I've used DRA for years now to carry out PAT testing at a rental property I own, always carry out the work quickly and efficiently, no hesitation in recommending their service!
The North Shields Heritology Project
The North Shields Heritology Project
10:56 22 Feb 21
We’ve used these twice now at work no issues what’s so ever quick response and friendly reliable service they will be go to pat test going forward highly recommend
Karl De Free
Karl De Free
16:32 09 Feb 21
been using them for PAT testing for at least 5 years, plus just completed fixed wire test
Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson
16:56 07 Feb 21
We have our annual PAT Testing completed each year by DRA PAT Testing and the service provided is to the highest of quality and standards.From Richard the boss to Rob the tester who came to my home to test our equipment. was friendly, polite and extremely efficient in their job updating us on the equipmentWould highly recommend DRA PAT Testing and we will continue to use them for years to come. Or until we retire, and then we can drink Meade talking to Odin about world domination.
roses dad
roses dad
12:19 10 Jan 21
Very professional company. Always gives reminder of inspections due. Very courteous staff - Rob - no problems, ever.
Raymond Grimes
Raymond Grimes
16:05 18 Dec 20
Managed to fit me in last minute. Great service. Friendly and Professional.
Benjamin Hedley
Benjamin Hedley
18:04 11 Dec 20
I have used the services of DRA PAT testing for several years and have always found them to be courteous, professional in the delivery of their services and friendly to deal with. I highly recommend them.
Chris Bowman
Chris Bowman
11:06 08 Dec 20
DRA PAT- thoroughly professional service, great communication and flexibility around our opening hours. A very pleasant engineer conducting the testing. Would use again for further PAT.
Joe Wood
Joe Wood
14:27 03 Dec 20
PAT testing carried out on all electricals in out large community building!Great Service! Cheers
WhitleyBay BigLocal
WhitleyBay BigLocal
16:44 27 Nov 20
As always, an excellent and reliable service. Due to covid19 guidelines we only had certain times available but Richard was more than accommodating and offered an alternative suggestion which meant we were able to get the whole school PAT tested, which we are so grateful for. Thank you!
Amy Young
Amy Young
14:15 17 Nov 20
Highly recommend DRA Pat testing! Excellent and reliable service from start to finish. Fantastic rates too. Will definitely use them again for all our PAT testing.
Samuel Zahn
Samuel Zahn
00:42 06 Nov 20
Amazing service and communication. Would highly recommend.
Alison Hogarth
Alison Hogarth
18:32 04 Nov 20
DRA PAT testing - used them to carry out PAT testing at the supported accommodation that I work at. Friendly and efficient service - flexible with time. Full PPE used to follow guidelines. We will be a returning customer again next year.
Lauren Woods
Lauren Woods
15:32 03 Nov 20
Absolutely fantastic, professional service carried out for PAT testing. Communication was prompt and efficient from start to finish. Would 100% recommend to others.
Alastair Barclay
Alastair Barclay
22:20 27 Oct 20
As always - very professional - great coms' - prompt - got on with the job in hand - as little disruption as possible,Would highly recommend.
Phil Lay
Phil Lay
07:52 26 Oct 20
The team were great. Gave me good honest advice and a very competitive price for my PAT test. They were extremely helpful and very friendly. Would recommend to anyone, couldn't thank them enough for being so helpful!
Kathryn Ramsay
Kathryn Ramsay
09:45 23 Oct 20
We contacted DRA to have some of our equipment tested for a job which was urgent. DRA couldn’t of helped anymore and were there the same day to ensure we could carryout our project.Great service and will continue to use for all our PAT testing requirements.
Derek Hunter
Derek Hunter
05:49 19 Oct 20
Really prompt clear communication and reasonable rates. Very happy customer.
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
16:25 07 Oct 20
Very reliable and easy to work with, as well very professional. We would recommend DRA for PAT tests.
Nigel Todd
Nigel Todd
13:23 07 Oct 20
Extremely professional and provided exceptional service. When asked a question on something they didn't cover, Richard introduced us to someone who could, which was above and beyond what I expected. I would certainly recommend them.
Lara Langdon
Lara Langdon
07:57 24 Sep 20
Easy to arrange PAT testing service from DRA PAT testing. The team were very friendly and reliable and completed the work with minimum disruption. We would highly recommend them to other businesses.
Lyndsey Everett
Lyndsey Everett
21:02 21 Sep 20
Proffessional, kept us updated all the way through, and we're very responsive, done the job when they said they would , thanks The Sun Studio and Swalwell barbers.
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
16:11 17 Sep 20
Excellent customer service, professional on site and great service.
Beth Brown
Beth Brown
10:14 15 Sep 20
Thank you so much DRA PAT Testing. The process to book testing, was very easy, and Richard could fit in the exact time frame we had. The tester had spare parts and was very professional and efficient, I gave him a quick tour of the building, and the testing was done promptly. Great value, and respectful of covid guidelines. I would highly recommend and we will be using DRA Testing in a years time.
Lucy Davidson
Lucy Davidson
15:12 10 Sep 20
Used Richard at DRA last couple of years for PAT testing on HMO property. Very professional and reliable which is what you need and even despite the challenges presented by Covid 19. Recommend
Vish Vedhara
Vish Vedhara
21:31 07 Aug 20
PAT testing - excellent service and highly recommend
Lesley Hunter
Lesley Hunter
09:43 06 Aug 20
Very professional and efficient team with excellent rates. Highly recommend.
Neil
Neil
11:39 04 Aug 20
Great Service throughout, highly recommend this company for your PAT Testing.
Ross Gibson
Ross Gibson
14:05 24 Jul 20
Been using DRA for pat tests for a few years now. Always a good service at a reasonable price.
Rob Platt
Rob Platt
21:01 03 Jul 20
Third year we have used DRA PAT Testing and very happy with the service provided at a competitive price. Everything went smoothly including communication about having to postpone and rearrange due to C19 shutdown. Will keep with this trusted service.
richard dell
richard dell
14:12 08 Jun 20
Definately recommend , they were on time, and very professional. Worked through our office very quickly. The final invoice was a pleasant surprise too so great value for money.
Lisa Hodges
Lisa Hodges
13:28 26 May 20
Efficient Service, Quality advice and reports, courteous and professional approach. Would recommend and will use again. Richard was very knowledgeable and considerate to the working environment.
Service Cavendish
Service Cavendish
08:37 18 Apr 20
Highly recommend Richard and his company. Completed our PAT testing without any disruption. Will be using every year from now on.
Matt Davison
Matt Davison
19:25 16 Apr 20
Job done quickly and efficiently. Great customer service, highly recommended!
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
18:17 06 Apr 20
Thank you so much Richard! Richard arranged and kindly did PAT Testing for all the equipment in my clinic, he attended perfectly on time, made sure it's arranged around the time I can be free. He even had spare parts and just changed them for me straightaway. He is very genuine, professional and kind. Great value in compare with other companies and very trustworthy. I've already asked him to book me in for my next PAT Testing and I definitely recommend him.
Mona Attarpour
Mona Attarpour
10:19 06 Apr 20
Service with a smile! We have always received a professional service at good rates, the after care is great too.
Juliette Hall
Juliette Hall
09:26 02 Apr 20
Always had excellent service from Richard at DRA, He's looked after a rental property we have for years now, and always turns up on time and does a great job. Highly recommend him!
Keith Spedding
Keith Spedding
14:08 01 Apr 20
Recently had the whole school tested, great value for money, excellent service, can highly recommend
Joanne Hogarth
Joanne Hogarth
12:58 01 Apr 20
Very helpful and good value for money. Very professional company.
CES Office
CES Office
11:47 01 Apr 20
Great service, used this company for a few years running and we are never disappointed. Very friendly and professional, we happily recommend to others and will continue to use then in the future
Katie Todd
Katie Todd
08:13 01 Apr 20
I've used Richard for the last 4 years, always sends reminders and is very competitive price wise. Nothing is a hassle and I'd recommend him for any work in his field.
David wake
David wake
20:30 31 Mar 20
We used DRA last year for the first time for our PAT testing, they were very proffesional, polite and friendly, so much so we recommended them to the company next door, who have had their PAT testings also carried out by PAT. We are more than happy to continue to use their services annually, and would recommend to all. They also offer other services including full wiring tests.
Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer
19:46 31 Mar 20
DRA has looked after my company's PAT testing for a number of years. They always send a reminder when our test is due, work quickly and efficiently and to a very high standard. Friendly, affordable and reliable.
Euan Preston
Euan Preston
19:29 31 Mar 20
Been using DRA since we opened our business in 2018. Great service, always professional and reliable.
galaxy74656
galaxy74656
19:20 31 Mar 20
Great service, very quick and easy to book. Very understanding when I needed more things testing than originally expected. Friendly and chatty staff. Will definatley be using them again.
Charlotte
Charlotte
20:35 06 Feb 20
Richard and team completed our PAT testing last week in lightning speed; punctual, polite, great value and very efficient - I highly recommend DRA Electricals.
Debs H
Debs H
11:21 23 Dec 19
Very efficient service and good value. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you.
Hannah Gilroy
Hannah Gilroy
09:23 21 Nov 19
used DRA Pat testing again this year, they even came in early to avoid any office disruption. Trustworthy and reliable as always
sabrina harris
sabrina harris
12:37 01 Oct 19
We used DRA Pat testing for the first time recently, they were very competitively priced and very professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone in the future and have already arranged next years PAT test to be done by them. Thanks very much for making this a quick and painless process. Oakenclough Buildings Ltd.
Caroline Lamb
Caroline Lamb
08:11 12 Sep 19
I turned up unannounced, and without a word of complaint my PAT testing was done on the spot. Then certificate was emailed to me before I even arrived home. And the charge was memorably small! So please count me among your fans, DRA.
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
16:33 05 Sep 19
I have known Richard since he set up and developed our Seaham Harbour website some 8 years ago.He managed the website for a number of years before he trained me and another member of our U3A to manage it ourselves.I’m pleased to say he still has overall control and we can always contact him if we encounter any problems.We haven’t had many problems but when we do Richard is very helpful and approachable, taking on the problem if we can’t solve it out ourselves.info@seahamharbourU3A
george fairweather
george fairweather
16:45 20 Aug 19
DRA have proved to be very professional and efficient for our PAT testing. DRA are happy to facilitate the flexibility of service required for a busy vet practice and their engineers are both courteous and friendly. We are happy to recommend.
Richard Cozens
Richard Cozens
12:17 27 Jun 19
Prompt, efficient and friendly service for the small job I needed doing. Thanks!
Joyce Winder
Joyce Winder
09:29 12 Jun 19
We've been using DRA for years now and the service is always good. The staff are courteous and helpful and the work is done at a reasonable price.
Cheryl Nyberg
Cheryl Nyberg
15:35 10 Jun 19
Very fast and reliable service. Friendly team.
MEXICATESSEN MX
MEXICATESSEN MX
21:05 07 May 19
We came across DRA last year having been recommended to use them for our office PAT testing. We obtained a number of quotes and DRA were the most competitive. They duly completed the work. Found their service exemplary. We were duly contacted by Richard this year 4 weeks ahead of our renewal date to remind us that the PAT testing was due for renewal. We had no hesitation in asking his firm to complete the work. They have been out and we are compliant for another 12 months. They provide a great service and would highly recommend. They politely remind you when the testing is due for renewal so you are always protected.
Mal Graeme
Mal Graeme
20:19 07 May 19
Have used DRA PAT testing for a number of years now, he is throughly knowledgeable about the job, whether testing normal or highly specialised equipment, is punctual and efficient and won't place any unnecessary extras or time onto the job. He supplies an excellent service and will be using him again in the future.
Duncan Baxter
Duncan Baxter
19:14 24 Apr 19
Very prompt and efficient service. We will definitely use DRA PAT Testing in the future.
NTE Limited
NTE Limited
14:49 09 Apr 19

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Frequently asked questions about Office PAT Testing

Why do I need my office PAT testing?

You don’t need your office PAT testing; if you’re not bothered about staying within the law. If you run any workplace, provide any potentially dangerous equipment, you need to make sure it is safe to use at all times – a faulty electrical appliance is a very dangerous piece of equipment.

If you want to comply with many regulations, then getting your office PAT testing done is arguably the easiest, and quite possibly the cheapest way to do so.

How long does a PAT test take?

When PAT testing an office with say 10 desks, each with a computer and monitor it’s going to take about 2-3 hours; but each desk will take around 15-20 mins to complete. If desks share an extension lead we have to do them together, but we will see if they can be split so when we come back they don’t need to both/all be off at the same time. This is based on one person. We tend to bring enough of us to get the job done in as short a time as possible to minimise disruption to you.

How often should we get the office PAT testing done?

Many offices get their testing done every year, which is perfectly fine and best practice. Getting appliances tested every year ensures you keep on top of things and any issues arising will likely get fixed before they become too much of an issue.

However, if you follow HSE guidance you don’t need to do that; when we see your set up, and have tested all your equipment we’ll be able to best guide you. In most cases a test every couple of years should be enough.

Do we have to test employees’ own equipment?

The law requires you to maintain electrical equipment to prevent danger, including any electrical equipment used by employees at work, whether it is their own or supplied by you. Additionally you are also required to maintain equipment that you lease (e.g. photocopiers).

We have staff working from home, do we have to test their equipment too?

As an employer you have a duty of care to your staff, whether they work at the office, in the field or at home; which means if you’re getting the office PAT testing done then you need to also get the engineers’ equipment that they keep in their vans, and the equipment used by staff in their home.

We can work with you to visit all staff in their homes to test their equipment, or (to save money) you could ask the employees to bring their equipment into the office to be tested – if you can get all staff to bring their equipment in and we do them in bulk that’ll be a big money saver for you. Have a look at our home-workers page for more information on this.

Our Office PAT Testing Service

We specialise in PAT testing office equipment, so whatever you do in your office we can help! Office equipment is the type of electrical appliance everybody uses at work, every day, including computers, printers, photocopiers, lamps, fax machines, and so on, and office-based businesses range from high street services to call centres, doctors surgeries, factory offices and so on.

The best thing about running an office is you probably don’t need to get it PAT tested every year, and yet can stay relatively safe with minimal effort – we can show you how.

As an experienced PAT testing company we can operate in all environments, so even if your business is not exclusively office we can still help you.

  • Free and automatic remedial repairs
  • Free replacement plugs & fuses
  • Free cable management to ensure efficiency, safety and tidiness
  • Minimal disruption guarenteed

If you have server systems we can work with you to test them out of hours, once in a five year spell (they don’t need doing every year either), and can check them visually or even with thermal imagery at regular intervals.  Some companies say they will do a ‘full visual inspection’ on your server but if they can’t unplug it they can’t fully inspect it.

Whatever your business, we really would be a good choice to do your PAT Testing.

On completion of the job you will receive a fully itemised PAT Testing Certificate Report with guidance on what we have done and ways in which you could improve your office appliance safety.

Regular PAT testing helps you to comply with the Electricity at Work Regs, Health and Safety at Work Act, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regs, the Plugs and Sockets Act, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regs, the Workplace Regs, the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regs etc.

10 Top tips to improve Office electrical safety

To improve your office electrical safety consider these 10 top tips

  1. Make sure cables are not under carpets to avoid damage
  2. Make sure you know what plug is for what appliance, so it can be quickly disconnected if there is an accident
  3. Don’t hide sockets behind filing cabinets, shelves and photocopiers
  4. Make sure appliances have adequate ventilation
  5. If using desk trunking, don’t just force the cables in there, place them neatly to avoid tension
  6. Don’t put liquids (eg drinks) on top of electrical appliances
  7. Don’t position appliances where it needs the lead to be stretched
  8. Make sure equipment in use has all its safety features (like sides)
  9. Reduce the amount of extension leads you’re using, and don’t daisy chain them
  10. Keep cables tidy or use our cable management service     
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