I offer PAT test inspections using the latest PAT testing equipment.
Reasons for PAT testing:
Any type of business, the self-employed, holiday let owners and landlords have a duty of care to their employees, tenants and the general public, and must implement a PAT testing programme to ensure that any electrical work equipment is safe, maintained and suitable for the purpose its use is intended for.
If a programme of PAT Testing is NOT put in place:
- Your insurance cover maybe reduced or even invalid.
- HSE can prosecute if an accident happens.
- You may well be breaking the law.
- Directors of companies can be held personally responsible if negligence is proven.
- Employees and the public are being put at risk.
However, if a comprehensive PAT testing management system is implemented your business achieves:
- Compliance with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
- Compliance with The Electricity at Work Regulations
- Compliance with HSE requirements and ISO standards
- Compliance with your insurance company requirements
- Compliance with your fire risk assessing
- Reduction of the risk of fire or injury (Every year there are around 1000 accidents at work involving electric shock or burns reported to HSE, 30 of which are fatal).
- The process of PAT Testing starts with a visual check of the item’s lead and then the appliance itself.
- First we check that the plug meets current standards. If it does not we provide a replacement. If the plug is not moulded the cover is removed, fuse checked for correct rating and that it complies with BS 1362.
- The wiring is then examined and checked that it is secure. Finally, before replacing the plug cover we check that the wiring sheath is securely held at the base of the plug. The lead to the appliance is then checked for obvious kinks and breaks.
- The appliance is thoroughly looked over for cracks or exposed metal parts due to missing covers and that the lead is held securely to it.
- Once the visual check is complete the appliance is electrically tested by the latest, calibrated equipment to pre-set current industry standards. The results of each test are then stored in the memory of the P.A.T. machine.
- When successful a PASS label is attached to the item showing its assigned asset number,when it was tested, next re-test date and who tested it.
- If an item fails either on the electrical test or earlier on the visual check the item is labelled with a FAIL label showing the assigned asset number, test date, reason for failure and who tested it. The item is also made inoperable.
- After completion we give you a comprehensive report detailing asset description, the tests each item was put through, test readings, status pass/fail and test/re-test date. This report is then sent to you and we keep a copy in case of loss or required if there are enquiries.