PAT TESTING HARBORNE
Regardless if you happen to be school, college, airport or perhaps an SME and require our PAT Testing Harborne solutions, we’re looking forward to your call. Irrespective of the size or needs of your company, even if you are a sizable business property in requirement of a comprehensive health and safety partner – Redlander PAT Testing can help.
We services are available throughout Harborne.
PAT TESTING COST FOR HARBORNE
Redlander PAT testing offer a rates system that’s unbelievably straightforward. Starting out at only £70 for up-to 50 appliances, over 50 it’s 80p per item and if you’ve got in excess of 300 items, it’s as little as 70p. For more than 600+ products please call us on: 07711037245 for a bespoke estimate. Please consider that the more appliances you have, the greater the cost savings.
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WHAT IS PAT TESTING?
Portable home appliance testing (PAT) is a security check of all electrical products that has a plug, in compliance with all health and safety law.
It’s the liability of the company owner to guarantee the electrical equipment they use is safe for usage. PAT testing your electrical appliancesis additionally an excellent control measure to enhance your workplace fire risk assessment mainly because it indicates the business owner has took 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 done by opening up the plug and inspecting the electrical wiring and the fuse whilst also inspecting the devices for burn or burn marks.
If the appliance has an earth it will be assessed through an unique PAT test device as a class 1 product. Appliances without an earth are examined as a class 2. Leads, extension sockets and multi-sockets are tested independently.
As soon as your PAT testing has been undertaken, you will receive an equipment register of all the electrical appliances that were tested at your workplace along with the test results and a PAT test certificate.
PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING IN HARBORNE
We ensure that each PAT test is undertaken with the greatest care and attention. Redlander PAT Testing presently services the borough of Harborne. We are also available throughout West Midlands region. We are City & Guilds qualified, meaning you can trust 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 examination of your appliance, flex and plug top itself. We will look for signs of over heating and damages.
- We open each and every plug top. We will then examine the fuse and any connections that are loose and unsafe will be tightened and made safe.
- Electrical tests. We’ll put every one of your appliances through a number of tests. These will ensure that they are correctly earthed and insulated.
- Labels. We will put a label on every single appliance, specifying either a pass or a fail, along with a test date, retest date and an appliance ID.
- Records. Redlander PAT Testing Alvechurch will issue a thorough report for every single appliance which 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 4th edition expresses that in order to perform Portable Appliance Testing, the tester should be qualified. In order to be qualified the tester requires a variety of training, ability, knowledge, experience and also 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 firms may decide to train someone in-house. Although, this is simply not generally fiscally realistic. An entire course will take 3 days to finish, plus there is the expense of buying all of the hardware, adaptors and PAT test labels.
An un-qualified PAT tester can take nearly Three times longer to PAT test whilst they when testing a lot of appliances. That is why lots of company directors hire experienced and skilled PAT testers to test all of their electrical appliances, reducing trouble to both operations and revenues.
WHAT REQUIRES PAT TESTING?
This is not as complex as it sounds. Basically, any electrical device that has a plug and is planned to be connected to a wall socket or generator needs to be PAT tested. This consists of items such as all I.T devices, kettles, hair dryers and radios. It consists of bigger products such as refrigerators, photocopiers and vending makers.
All 110v volt devices most commonly found on building sites have to be PAT tested too. Items that run of a battery such as laptops and drills do not have to be PAT tested but the battery chargers will have to be.
To be PAT tested, the electrical appliance will have to be switched 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 this case it is advisable to get these products PAT tested during a shutdown or maintenance period.
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PAT TESTING – HOW OFTEN?
There is not any definite regulation to determine how often PAT testing needs to be carried out. This is because it’s down to the business owners risk assessment to assess how often PAT testing ought to be done to make certain that the work equipment they are using is fit for purpose.
The best answer is for the business owner to determine how many electrical items they’ve got, how often they are used and in what surroundings are they used in?
For example, the risk of harm from a stationary office photocopier is far less than a bench grinder on a factory workshop floor. A broad guideline 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 consistently being moved around.
Lots of organisations usually pair their PAT testing along with the insurance and accreditation renewals and so get their PAT testing undertaken annually, as a general rule of thumb.
PAT testing on building and construction sites must be carried out every 12 weeks because of the nature of the constant use and and type of environment the appliances is being used 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 stipulate your distinct demands. We abide by and strictly follow 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 HIGHEST QUALITY SERVICE
Each of our engineers are fully qualified, experienced and skilled, supplying you the best PAT testing service that Harborne has to offer. We regularly make sure that our engineers undergo quality control checks, ensuring and maintaining 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.