ON SITE PAT TESTING 

FOR IT & Office EQUIPMENT, AUDIO, Lighting PRODUCTS, CATERING EQUIPMENT, EXTENSION CABLES & MORE

PAT TESTING

IS NOT A LEGAL REQUIREMENT . . . BUT IT SOMETIMES MAKES GOOD SENSE

Portable appliance testing (PAT). The inspection & testing of electrical appliances and equipment that are not fixed or hardwired, to ensure they are safe to use. Visual examinations may show defects or obvious signs that an appliance may be unsafe but some defects can only be found by testing. 

Visual assessments are an important process and aspect of our work as some faults can't necessarily be detected solely through an electrical test.
A basic knowledge of electrical appliances and maintenance may suffice for visual inspections, However, the rigour and assurity that comes from regular testing by a competent person, utilising calibrated specialist testing equipment, is usually necessary. 


It is the employers responsibility to ensure that all equipment is maintained and safe to use. 

WHO NEEDS EQUIPMENT TO BE PAT TESTED ?


All Businesses with on or off site Portable Electrical Equipment and in particular Event Companies involved in the HIRE or INSTALLATION of Portable Electrical Equipment are strongly recommended that all equipment is regularly tested and formally inspected before each hire ensuring it is safe to use. The equipment should also remain safe throughout a hire period.
PAT Tests provide the assurance that as an Individual, Company or Organisation, you have carried out due diligence in protecting all users whether they be staff or a member of the public. 


OUR PAT TESTING SERVICES


We have a range of Testing Options and Simple Pricing Packages to suit all Portable Appliance users, businesses and Hire Companies. 

Each test will involve the following:

  • Visual inspection (Appliance, Flex & Plug Top if a fixed connection)
  • Each plug opened & inspected (Fuse / Connections)
  • CLASS 1 or 2 Pass / Fail Test (Earth Continuity & Insulation Resistance Testing)
  • Each piece of equipment / or cable, logged and marked with a PAT label
  • All items tested are recorded in an inventory as a csv file (Hard copies available on request)
  • Certificate provided on completion

FREE

Replacement of damaged plug tops and fuses


FREE

Minor repairs to plug top wiring


FREE

Re-testing after plug top repairs (excluding 110v equipment)


FREE :

Notification of Due Re-Test (2 / 6/ 12 / 24 month)



HOW OFTEN ?

As often as necessary to ensure the electrical item/s remain safe. As a very general rule, items that remain in situ require less frequent testing than those which are moved to numerous locations or are under heavy usage. We recommend that a PAT test is completed annually. In most cases, those involved within the Event & Hospitality provision of equipment & services, will be required to submit evidence of testing to Hotels & Venues with an Annual commitment. For this reason, when we have completed your testing, we will notify you of your next anticipated test date. 

YOUR OBLIGATIONS & THE LEGAL LOWDOWN

https://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/faq-portable-ap...


CERTIFICATES

Whilst the visual and physical appliance testing is essential in providing confidence to employers, venues, hirers and employees, a certificate of testing can also be requested / or offered as evidence of good practice and management of these assets. Our certificates will be provided as a pdf document. 


COST GUIDANCE

PAT testing will on average be between £1 and £3 per item. Discounts are applied to substantial number of appliances / cables tested. A minimum charge of £2 + vat applies to all testing regardless the number of appliances. 

1-49 Appliances £2.00 + vat

50-99 Appliances £1.75 + vat

100-200 Appliances £1.40 + vat 

Flat Daily Rates are Available For Larger Testing £ POA


Note – Prices shown exclude VAT. Supplements may apply for out of hours and weekend appointments.


ENQUIRE OR BOOK A TEST

PAT PACKAGE GUIDANCE

SMALL - £34.99

This Package is appropriate for e.g. small businesses, musicians, trade stands, landlords and venue stylists


Up to 5 Items Tested

CLASS 1&2 Tests 
Perform functional and visual inspections

Test earth continuity resistance
Test insulation resistance (and of isolated accessible conductive parts)
IEC cord polarity tests


Additional items tested at £1.75 per test

ENQUIRE OR BOOK A TEST

MEDIUM - £49.99

This Package is appropriate for e.g. small - medium sized businesses, musicians, trade stands, landlords and event companies


Up to 20 Items Tested

CLASS 1&2 Tests
Perform functional and visual inspections

Test earth continuity resistance
Test insulation resistance (and of isolated accessible conductive parts)
Test substitute leakage current (including isolated accessible conductive parts)
IEC cord polarity tests


Additional items tested at £1.50 per test

ENQUIRE OR BOOK A TEST

LARGE  - £74.99

This Package is appropriate for e.g. larger businesses.


Up to 100 Items Tested

Class 1&2 Tests

Perform functional and visual inspections

Test earth continuity resistance
Test insulation resistance (and of isolated accessible conductive parts)
Test substitute leakage current (including isolated accessible conductive parts)
IEC cord polarity tests

Socket Testing 

Microwave leakage Test

110v Appliance Testing 

110v & 415v Tesing


Additional items tested at £1.20 per test

ENQUIRE OR BOOK A TEST

Our PAT Engineers have received certification and testing through accredited courses from the following organisations and in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999. Engineers have received enhanced DBS checks required for the purpose of carrying out work in schools, hospitals, youth zones and care homes. An enhanced DBS check includes details of all convictions on record, whether spent or unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (ROA).


Areas covered : Lancashire / Greater Manchester / Merseyside / Cheshire