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Portable Appliances

We offer professional Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) services. Ensuring that electrical appliances at your place of business or in ht ehome are safe and in compliance with curent regulations. We are equipped to carry out thorough inspections and testing of all portable appliances, identifying any potential hazards or faults and labelling / certifiying them accordingly. Pricing is competitive and can be either per item, per job or, per call out or a combination of all three.

Megger PAT 450

The Megger PAT 450 tester is a comprehensive portable appliance testing instrument that offers a wide range of features and capabilities. It is designed to perform efficient and accurate testing of electrical appliances to ensure they are safe and compliant with regulations.  It offers a variety of test types, including earth bond, insulation resistance, and leakage current tests. With its robust construction and advanced functionalities, the Megger PAT 450 tester is an excellent choice for professionals in the field of electrical appliance testing.

Labelling & Certification

Following the PAT test we will provide a certificate covering the results of the testing, including any faults or issues identified during the process. This certificate helps the customer understand the condition of their appliances and any necessary repairs or maintenance that may be required. We provide a PAT testing certificate which serves as proof that the appliances have been tested and are deemed safe to use. This certificate is often required for insurance purposes or compliance with health and safety regulations.

Clear and Simple Pricing

We can provide PAT Testing from our premises, where you can drop off smaller portable appliances, or we can visit your location under a call out fee

Call Out Fee – £49.00

  • Up to 30 – £1.00 per item

  • Above 30 – £0.75 per item

Prices are subject to VAT. Travel outside 10 miles from Crawley Down is charged out at 45p per mile

Why it is Important to Have Your Portable Appliances PAT Tested Annually?

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is a crucial aspect of ensuring the safety of electrical equipment in the workplace. PAT testing involves a series of visual inspections and electrical tests to identify any potential faults or hazards in portable appliances. While there is no legal requirement for PAT testing, it is highly recommended and widely practiced in the United Kingdom.

1. Ensuring Electrical Safety

The primary reason for conducting PAT testing is to ensure the safety of individuals using portable appliances. Faulty electrical equipment can pose a significant risk of electric shock or fire, leading to injuries or even fatalities. By having your portable appliances PAT tested annually, you can identify any potential faults or defects that may compromise the safety of the equipment. This proactive approach helps prevent accidents and ensures a safe working environment.

2. Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations

While PAT testing is not a legal requirement, it is an essential part of complying with health and safety regulations in the UK. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 places a duty of care on employers to ensure the safety of their employees and others affected by their work activities. PAT testing is considered a best practice in meeting this duty of care. In addition, certain industries and organizations, such as schools, hospitals, and construction sites, may have specific regulations that require regular PAT testing.

3. Identifying Potential Hazards

PAT testing involves a thorough inspection of portable appliances, including cables, plugs, and internal components. This process helps identify potential hazards such as frayed cables, loose connections, or damaged insulation. By detecting these issues early on, you can take appropriate action, such as repairing or replacing the equipment, to prevent accidents or further damage. Regular PAT testing ensures that potential hazards are identified and addressed promptly.

4. Maintaining Insurance Coverage

Many insurance policies require businesses to have their electrical equipment regularly tested and maintained. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the invalidation of insurance coverage in the event of an accident or damage caused by faulty equipment. By conducting annual PAT testing, you can demonstrate your commitment to maintaining electrical safety standards and ensure that your insurance coverage remains valid.

5. Enhancing Equipment Longevity

PAT testing not only helps identify potential faults but also allows for preventive maintenance. By addressing minor issues before they escalate, you can extend the lifespan of your portable appliances. Regular testing and maintenance can help identify patterns of wear and tear, allowing you to take proactive measures such as replacing worn-out components or upgrading equipment. This proactive approach not only ensures safety but also saves costs in the long run by avoiding major breakdowns or replacements.

PAT testing is a crucial aspect of maintaining electrical safety in the workplace. By having your portable appliances PAT tested annually, you can ensure the safety of individuals using the equipment, comply with health and safety regulations, identify potential hazards, maintain insurance coverage, and enhance the longevity of your equipment. Investing in regular PAT testing is a proactive measure that not only protects individuals but also safeguards your business from potential liabilities and financial losses. Make PAT testing an integral part of your safety and maintenance practices to create a secure and productive working environment.