PAT TESTING SELLY OAK
Whether you happen to be school, college, airport or maybe an SME and require our PAT Testing Selly Oak services, Redlander PAT Testing are looking forward to your call. Irrespective of the size or requirements of your company, even if you’re a large commercial property in requirement of a complete health and safety partner – Redlander PAT Testing can support you.
We operate throughout Selly Oak.
PAT TESTING COST FOR SELLY OAK
Redlander offer a rates system that’s incredibly straightforward. Starting at just £70 for up-to 50 appliances, over 50 it’s 80p per item and if you have 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 bear in mind that the more appliances you have, the greater the cost savings.
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PAT TESTING – WHAT IS IT?
Portable home appliance testing (PAT) is a security inspection of all electrical products that has a plug, in compliance with all health and safety law.
It’s the responsibility of the company owner to assure the electrical equipment they use is safe for usage. PAT testing your electrical appliancesis additionally a fantastic control measure to enhance the risk assessment of your workplace since it demonstrates the business owner has took a positive approach to health and safety in the workplace.
PAT testing has to be conducted by a professional, qualified and proficient individual. 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 inspecting 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 tested as a class 2. Leads, extension sockets and multi-sockets are tested individually.
As soon as your PAT testing has been undertaken, 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 SELLY OAK
Redlander make certain that each PAT test is undertaken with the greatest care and attention. Redlander PAT Testing presently services the borough of Selly Oak. 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 DOES OUR PAT TEST INCLUDE?
- A visual evaluation of your appliance, flex and plug top itself. We will look for warning signs of over heating and damages.
- Redlander get started by opening the plug top of each appliance. Redlander will then examine the fuse and any connections which are loose and unsafe will be tightened and made safe.
- Electrical tests. Redlander will put every one of your appliances through a combination of tests. These will make sure that they are properly earthed and insulated.
- Labels. Redlander will put a label on each and every appliance, indicating either a pass or a fail, together with a test date, retest date and an appliance ID.
- Records. Redlander PAT Testing Selly Oak will issue a thorough report for every single appliance that was tested. This will include an inventory summary.
WHAT AREAS DO WE COVER?
We offer our PAT Testing services throughout Selly Oak. 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 states that in order to perform Portable Appliance Testing, the tester should be qualified. In order to be qualified the tester needs to have a mixture of training, skills, know-how, expertise along with the capability to apply everything securely and safely. This is acquired by accomplishing the City & & Guilds course 2377-22 In-Service Evaluation and Testing of Electrical devices level 3.
Some businesses might wish to train a person in-house. Having said that, this is simply not generally financially sensible. A complete course will require three days to finish, then there’s the price tag on buying all the apparatus, adaptors and PAT test labels.
An un-qualified PAT tester is going to take nearly Three times longer to PAT test whilst they when testing a multitude of appliances. This is why lots of owners hire experienced and skilled PAT testers to test all of their electrical appliances, reducing disruption to both operations and turnover.
WHAT APPLIANCES DO WE NEED TO HAVE PAT TESTED?
This isn’t as challenging as it sounds. Basically, any electrical appliance with a plug and is planned to be connected to a wall socket or generator should be PAT tested. For instance items such as all I.T devices, kettles, hairdryers and stereos. It consists of bigger things such as refrigerators, photocopiers and vending machines.
All 110v volt devices most commonly found on building sites have to be PAT tested as well. Applicances that operate 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 will have to be powered down in order for 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, you should get these products PAT tested during a shutdown or maintenance period.
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PAT TESTING – HOW OFTEN?
There isn’t any certain regulation to determine the frequency of which PAT testing needs to be carried out. For the reason that it is down to the company 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.
The best solution is for the company owner to determine the amount of electrical appliances they have, how often they are utilised and in what conditions are they used in?
For instance, the potential risk of harm from a immobile office photocopier is way less than a bench grinder on a factory workshop floor. A general guideline to take into consideration is the more times an item is moved, the more likely that it will require to be PAT tested regularly. Items that fail PAT testing the most is kettles, because continually used and being moved around.
Lots of organisations usually pair their PAT testing along with the insurance and accreditation renewals and so get their PAT testing completed on an annual basis, as a general rule of thumb.
PAT testing on building and construction sites must be conducted every 12 weeks because of the nature of the consistent use and and type of environment the equipment is being utilised 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 specify your exact needs. We abide by and strictly adhere 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 BEST SERVICE
Each of our technicians are properly accredited, experienced and skilled, giving you the best PAT testing service that Selly Oak has to offer. We frequently make certain that our technicians go through quality control checks, 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.