PAT TESTING EDGBASTON
Whether you happen to be school, university, airport or perhaps an SME and need our PAT Testing Edgbaston solutions, Redlander are waiting for your call. Irrespective of the size or needs of your company, even if you’re a sizable industrial property in need for a comprehensive health and safety partner – we will support you.
Redlander operate throughout Edgbaston.
PAT TESTING COST FOR EDGBASTON
We provide a pricing framework that’s incredibly straightforward. 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 little as 70p. For more than 600+ products please call us on: 07711037245 for a bespoke quote. Please remember that the more appliances you have, the greater the cost savings.
Have a look at the table shown below for a simple to grasp pricing table.
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WHAT IS PAT TESTING?
Portable home appliance testing (PAT) is a safety inspection of all electrical products that has a plug, in compliance with all health and safety law.
It is the obligation of the company owner to make sure the electrical equipment they use is safe for application. PAT testing your electrical appliancesis also a fantastic control measure to add to the risk assessment of your workplace since it demonstrates the business owner has taken a positive approach to health and safety in the workplace.
PAT testing must be carried out by a knowledgeable, qualified and proficient person. Our PAT test includes a visual evaluation of the plug and the devices it feeds. This is done by opening the plug and examining the electrical wiring and the fuse whilst also investigating the devices for burn or burn marks.
If the appliance has an earth it will be examined through an unique PAT test device as a class 1 product. Appliances without an earth are checked as a class 2. Leads, extension sockets and multi-sockets are tested independently.
As soon as your PAT testing has been finished, you will get an equipment register of all the electrical appliances that were tested at your workplace as well as the test results and a PAT test certificate.
PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING IN EDGBASTON
We make certain that each PAT test is undertaken with the utmost care and attention. Redlander PAT Testing presently services the borough of Edgbaston. We are also available throughout West Midlands region. We are City & Guilds qualified, meaning you can rely on our services.
We ensure that each PAT test is carried out with the utmost care and attention.
WHAT WILL YOUR PAT TEST INCLUDE?
- A visual evaluation of the appliance, flex and plug top itself. We’ll look for indications of over heating and damages.
- We start off by opening the plug top of each appliance. We will then check the fuse and tighten up any loose connections.
- Electrical tests. We will put every one of your appliances through a series of tests. These assures that they’re adequately earthed and insulated.
- Labels. We’ll place a tag on each and every appliance, stipulating either a pass or a fail, including a test date, retest date and an appliance ID.
- Records. Redlander PAT Testing Edgbaston will issue a comprehensive record for every appliance that has been tested. This will include an inventory summary.
WHAT AREAS DO WE COVER?
We offer our PAT Testing services throughout Edgbaston, 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:
CAN ANYONE PAT TEST?
The IEE code of practise 4th edition declares that in order to carry out Portable Appliance Testing, the tester should be qualified. In order to be qualified the tester needs to have a variety of training, abilities, know-how, practical experience along with the ability to utilise everything safely and securely. This can be acquired by completing the City & & Guilds course 2377-22 In-Service Evaluation and Testing of Electrical devices level 3.
A handful of companies will train someone in-house. Although, this is simply not generally fiscally practical. A complete course will need three days to complete, then there is the fee for buying all of the apparatus, adaptors and PAT test labels.
An unskilled PAT tester can take nearly 3 times longer to PAT test whilst they are undertaking a large number of appliances. For this reason lots of company directors employ experienced and expert PAT testers to test all of their electrical appliances, reducing disturbance to both operations and turn-over.
WHAT REQUIRES PAT TESTING?
This is not as complicated as it appears. Generally speaking, any electrical device that has a plug and is planned to be plugged into a wall socket or generator should be PAT tested. For example items such as all I.T devices, kettles, hair dryers and radios. It includes larger items such as freezers, photocopiers and vending machines.
All 110v volt devices most often found on construction sites have to be PAT tested as well. Items that run off a battery, for instance laptops and drills do not have to be PAT tested but the battery chargers must be.
To be PAT tested, the electrical appliance will have to be turned off so that the plug can be opened and checked. This is not always possible for some devices such as computer system servers and CCTV devices. In such a case, it is advisable to get these items PAT tested within a shutdown or maintenance period.
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PAT TESTING – HOW OFTEN?
There isn’t any definite legislation to determine how often PAT testing ought to be carried out. This is because it is down to the business owners risk assessment to evaluate how frequently PAT testing ought to be done to make certain that the work equipment they are supplying is fit for purpose.
The best answer is for the business owner to ascertain how many electrical appliances they’ve got, how often they are utilised and in what conditions are they used in?
For example, the danger of injury from a immobile office photocopier is far less than a bench grinder on a factory workshop floor. A typical rule of thumb to consider is the more times an item is moved, the more likely that it will need to be PAT tested regularly. Items that fail PAT testing the most is kettles. They are in frequent use and are continually being moved around.
A lot of businesses tend to pair their PAT testing combined with their insurance and accreditation renewals and so get their PAT testing completed on a yearly basis, as a general rule of thumb.
PAT testing on building and construction sites must be completed every 3 months because of the nature of the consistent 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 is often moved from one place to another
We will specify your exact requirements. We abide by and strictly adhere to the IET Code of practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 5th Edition guidelines to help determine this. For more information regarding legal requirements, please click here.
PROVIDING THE BEST SERVICE
All of our PAT testers are properly accredited, experienced and skilled, giving you the finest PAT testing service that Edgbaston has to offer. We frequently ensure that our technicians go through quality control assessments, ensuring 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.