PAT TESTING DIGBETH
Regardless if you’re a school, college, airport or maybe an SME and require our PAT Testing Digbeth services, Redlander are looking forward to your call. No matter the size or demands of your company, even if you are a big business property in requirement of a total health and safety partner – we can support you.
We operate throughout Digbeth.
PAT TESTING COST FOR DIGBETH
We offer a rates framework that’s really easy to understand. Beginning at only £70 for up-to 50 appliances, over 50 it’s 80p per item and if you have in excess of 300 items, it’s as low as 70p. For more than 600+ products please call us on: 07711037245 for a specialised quotation. Please remember that the more appliances you have, the greater the cost savings.
Have a look at the table listed below for a simple to grasp pricing table.
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300 - 600
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PAT TESTING – WHAT IS IT?
Portable home appliance testing (PAT) is a security check of all electrical devices that has a plug, in compliance with all health and safety law.
It’s the obligation of the company owner to assure the electrical equipment they use is safe for usage. PAT testing your electrical appliancesis additionally a great control measure to enhance the risk assessment of your workplace because it indicates the business owner has adopted a proactive approach to health and safety in the workplace.
PAT testing needs to be completed by a professional, qualified and proficient person. Our PAT test incorporates a visual evaluation of the plug and the devices it feeds. This is achieved by opening the plug and examining the electrical wiring and the fuse whilst also evaluating the devices for burn or burn marks.
If the appliance has an earth it will be assessed through an special PAT test device as a class 1 product. Appliances with no earth are checked as a class 2. Leads, extension sockets and multi-sockets are tested separately.
The minute your PAT testing has been finished, you will get an equipment register of all the tested electrical appliances at your workplace coupled with the test results and a PAT test certificate.
PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING IN DIGBETH
Redlander always make sure that each PAT test is undertaken with the greatest care and attention. Redlander PAT Testing presently services the borough of Digbeth. We are also available throughout West Midlands region. We are City & Guilds qualified, meaning you can rely on our services.
We make certain that each PAT test is conducted with the utmost care and attention.
WHAT WILL YOUR PAT TEST INCLUDE?
- A visual inspection of the appliance, flex and plug top itself. We will look for signs of over heating and damages.
- Each plug top is opened. We will then inspect the fuse and tighten up any loose connections.
- Electrical tests. We will put each of your appliances through a series of tests. These will ensure that they’re properly earthed and insulated.
- Labels. We will put a label on each appliance indicating either a pass or a fail, including a test date, retest date and an appliance ID.
- Records. Redlander PAT Testing Alvechurch will issue a detailed record for each appliance that has been tested. This will include an inventory summary.
WHAT AREAS DO WE COVER?We offer our PAT Testing services throughout Alvechurch, Bromsgrove and Redditch. We can also cover the West Midlands, but mileage may be incurred depending on distance. Each of our PAT Tests include the following:
WHO CAN PAT TEST?
The IEE code of practise 5th edition affirms that in order to carry out Portable Appliance Testing, the tester is required to be qualified. To become qualified the tester requires a combination of training, skills, know-how, expertise along with the capacity to apply everything safely and securely. This is achieved by completing the City & Guilds course 2377-22 In-Service Evaluation and Testing of Electrical devices level 3.
A number of organisations may decide to train somebody in-house. Having said that, this isn’t always fiscally practical. An extensive course is going to take 3 days to finish, then there is the fee for purchasing all of the equipment, adaptors and PAT test labels.
An unskilled PAT tester usually takes nearly 3 times longer to PAT test whilst they taking on a lot of appliances. This is exactly why a great deal of owners hire experienced and expert PAT testers to test all of their electrical appliances, reducing disruption to both operations and turn-over.
WHAT REQUIRES PAT TESTING?
This is not as complicated as it sounds. Fundamentally, any electrical appliance that has a plug and is planned to be plugged into a wall socket or generator must be PAT tested. This consists of items such as all I.T devices, kettles, hairdryers and radios. It consists of larger items such as refrigerators, photocopiers and vending machines.
All 110v volt devices most often seen on building sites have to be PAT tested too. Items that function off a battery, such as laptops and drills do not need to be PAT tested but the battery chargers must be.
To be PAT tested, the electrical appliance must be turned off to ensure that the plug can be opened and inspected. It is not always possible for some devices for instance computer system servers and CCTV devices. In such a case, you should get these items PAT tested within a shutdown or maintenance period.
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PAT TESTING – HOW OFTEN?
There is no definite regulation to determine how often PAT testing should be carried out. This is because it is down to the business owners risk assessment to quantify how often PAT testing should be done to ensure that the work equipment they are supplying is fit for purpose.
For instance, the possibility of injury from a standing office photocopier is way less than a bench grinder on a factory workshop floor. A general guideline to contemplate is the more times an item is moved, the more likely that it will require to be PAT tested regularly. Appliances that fail PAT testing the most is kettles. They are in consistent use and are continually being moved around.
A great deal of corporations usually pair their PAT testing combined with the insurance and accreditation renewals and so get their PAT testing completed annually, as a general rule of thumb.
PAT testing on building and construction sites must be completed every 3 months a result of the nature of the continuous use and and type of environment the gear is being employed in.
PAT testing and its frequency is determined by a number of factors including:
- Type of equipment
- It’s classification
- It’s frequency of use
- If it has been moved from one place to another
We will identify your particular demands. We abide by and strictly stick to the IET Code of practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4th Edition guidelines to help determine this. For more information regarding legal requirements, please click here.
PROVIDING THE HIGHEST QUALITY SERVICE
Every one of our PAT testers are properly accredited, experienced and skilled, providing you the finest PAT testing service that Digbeth has to offer. We regularly make sure that our technicians undertake quality control tests, making certain and sustaining the very highest of standards.
We are specialists in portable appliance testing. Always providing a swift, reliable and professional service. We’re regularly employed by companies, educational establishments, landlords, offices, hotels and many more.