What needs PAT testing in a Hair Salon?
A portable appliance is an electrical appliance fitted with a plug; so everything you plug in to a socket, in your salon, requires an inspection and test by us or another person competent in electrical safety, on a regular basis. The PAT testing frequency should be proportionate to the risk of the appliance use and the environment it is being used in – in hair salons this tends to be every year, as the nature of the appliances you use being mainly hand-held the risk of damage occurring is quite high.
You need to maintain safe electrical equipment in order to comply with Health and Safety at Work – regular PAT Tests help you to do this
A PAT test by a top company, will help you comply with this and other regulations, and by getting an itemised PAT Testing Certificate Report you will be getting the records you need as proof that you have taken action to ensure your equipment is safe. The report includes an itemised list of all appliances that pass; information on any appliances that fail (which is a risk assessment in itself) and an overall Certificate.
We also provide you with guidance on what we have done and what you could do better to improve safety.
How can we help you?
Having specialised in portable appliance testing since 2009 we have plenty of experience PAT testing hair salons, so we know we can help you make sure your salon electrical equipment is safe to use.
Making sure your portable electrical equipment is safe for you customers and your staff is so important to you, and we know that, so it is important to us that we give you peace of mind so you can go about your daily business without worrying about dodgy electrics.
We will come in at time to suit you, inspect your hair driers, straighteners, clippers and other appliances that plug in, carry out any necessary repairs (including replacing 2-pin plugs for proper British 3-pins, which we know you will have at least one of), test what needs testing and when we leave you will know that your equipment is safe.
And we promise to remove the previous companies messy labels and replace them with our nice tidy, professionally printed new labels, which we will put on your equipment neatly and discreetly.
Back at the office we will download the results to produce for you a PAT Test Certificate Report which we email to you as a PDF document, usually the same day or within 24 hours of the job completing.
Then, when your PAT tests are next due we’ll contact you to remind you, suggesting a date to come in, so you don’t even have to remember anymore about your regular checks, so you will always be compliant.
- We have loads of experience – we specialise in Portable Appliance Testing
- We will carry out remedial repairs to your appliances completely free
- We can replace non-standard British Plugs and leads
- We provide you with a PAT Test Certificate within 24 hours
- We send you timely reminders when you’re next due
- We can also test other types of electrical equipment, such as fixed appliances
- We can also do your 5-yearly Periodic electrical inspections (EICR)
- We cover all of the North East of England
Contact us anytime
If you ever need us you just need to call, and being a North East company we are close enough to pop in.
We can also help you with keeping hard wired electrical equipment safe, as well as maintaining your electrical installation through EICR’s and basic electrical maintenance tasks you may need doing.
DRA PAT Testing Limited, owned by Richard Ayre, specialises in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment. We cover the whole of the North East from our Wallsend base, including Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Washington, Northumberland, Sunderland, County Durham and North Yorkshire.
We’re a proud small business from North Tyneside that loves working in the community, meeting new people and working in new businesses, we want to meet you and help you.
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We provide PAT Testing across the North East of England, and also cover the United Kingdom for our clients – we are able to operate in all business environments, so if you need your equipment testing please get in touch with us to see how we can be of assistance to you.