PAT testing in Schools
We currently work with over 100 schools across the region, ranging from Nurseries to Secondary schools. Our biggest facility to date has over 10,000 items.
We find that secondary schools, colleges etc are best done during holiday periods, whilst primary schools and nurseries can easily be done term time. For Primary we can have our team start when the caretaker opens up to get the classrooms done before the school day commences reducing disruption to your children and staff.
The importance of PAT testing in schools is relatively obvious – children may not yet know the importance of being careful around electrical equipment.
PAT testing is a necessary part of health and safety compliance in all education settings; with our help the situation can be made much easier.
We’ve been working in the education sector since 2009, and have many schools and nurseries in our client portfolio. We have helped and continue to help many schools maintain safe environments for their pupils to learn in.
PAT testing in a school needs doing regularly to ensure safe electrical equipment is maintained to protect the children using it; equipment in classrooms and other areas used by the students should be checked on an annual basis, but office equipment could be tested less often.
Some schools choose to do their own PAT testing in-house which seems like a cost saving solution but actually the loss of important staff members for long periods often outweighs the cost of a contractor.
For example, an experienced team will PAT test a secondary school with around 2-3000 items inside a week – this may take all of the 6 weeks holidays for the caretaker (most likely even longer); whilst we can do a primary school in a day, but that’ll take the caretaker a week or two. Can you do without his work for this amount of time? Not likely. That’s why you’re better of using us to do your schools’ PAT Testing.
Our PAT Testing Certificate Reports have been satisfying Ofsted inspectors for years so you don’t have to worry about that, and our engineers all hold enhanced DBS certificates.