Pre-PAT testing quote Site Surveys
In order to quote for a PAT testing job we need to know how many appliances you have and the environment we will be working in; we do rely on you to tell us this and rarely is it right. We shouldn’t expect you to know how many appliances will need testing, which is why we recommend a site survey be conducted first.
A site survey isn’t always required; if you have a small business for example – if you can see all your appliances in the same room, a shop or salon for example, then the survey probably won’t be needed. But if you have 50 or more computers, or are factory based for example, then a survey will be good for all of us.
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Arrange for a Free site survey
A free site survey is the best option for ensuring the PAT testing price you are given is the best price for your business; as we come to your workplace to assess what needs doing so can give you a real price.
Often when we get booked to do a job we find on arrival that the job is a lot bigger than expected; whilst this is not a major issue to us as we’ll still get paid for the extra work, it generally turns into a shock for the client as they get an invoice much bigger than expected.
We try to prevent this by offering free site surveys in advance of doing a job; sometimes even before we submit a price quote.
We find a survey is a great opportunity for us to learn about your business and for you to meet us. We get to have a look around and give you a clearer picture of appliance numbers and projected costs. Of course there is no guarantee, but the estimate will be closer to reality.
If you think a survey will be a benefit to you please click here to email us and we’ll be in touch. Usually we try to arrange a survey when we’re already in the area, to keep our costs down.
What can be a great help is a photo of your site before we come; simply stand at the entrance to the main room and take a photo of it. That gives us a good starting point.
We can also do a review of your existing PAT Testing; we can do this from our office or at yours.
How about a review instead?
A review may be a benefit to you. Again, email us your details but include your latest PAT testing report, and if you have it, a risk assessment for your electrical equipment. Include any information that may benefit us such as why you’re looking for a new supplier. Then we will review and respond with our findings and recommendations.
There is no obligation to follow our recommendation or even to use our service, although we hope you’d want to.
The important thing to remember when arranging your PAT Testing is that it is you who is responsible if something goes wrong afterwards, not the PAT company, so choose wisely.
Read this before choosing a PAT tester
You need to know this: The law makes you (as the responsible person/duty holder/owner) responsible for health and safety in your workplace; if you fail to do something correctly it is you that will be liable. In the case of electrical safety, you are responsible for ensuring all appliances and wiring is safe for continued use. Failure to do so can have catastrophic consequences.
A free site survey will help you comply with the regulations as you can make sure, in advance that the work you will be paying for, will cover what you need doing.
However, simply getting someone to check them for you is not sufficient; you need to make sure they’re going to do a good job, do it right, do any repairs, maintain the equipment, not cut corners and provide you with evidence that the installation is safe for continued use. Even then, if there is an accident you are still responsible. So please make a good choice, as the better choice you make now the better it will be for you later, as there will be much less of a chance of an accident occurring.
The cheapest bidders won’t offer complimentary site surveys. They also won’t help you with your risk assessments to determine how often equipment needs testing. In fact; they don’t want you to know that portable appliances in an office don’t need testing every year
Why Choose DRA PAT Testing?
We are an experienced local electrical testing company that specialises in inspecting, testing and maintaining safe electrical equipment. Our expertise ensures you get the best possible service every time.
There are no hidden charges, all of these come free and our service is recommended because it is simple but well managed.