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.