PAT Testing London & Essex from £69
Portable appliance testing (PAT Testing) otherwise know as electrical safety testing should be considered for all electrical appliances. This includes permanently fixed appliances like hand dryers Oven, Hobs, and cookers. The word portable can be very misleading and fixed appliances are quite often overlooked. PAT testing covers all industries including domestic, commercial and industrial properties. It can also be good practice to cover portable appliances for your tenant’s goods, this ensures their safety and could be your responsibility.
Health and Safety procedures include PAT Test certificate, and should always be part of your health and safety procedure. The Health and Safety at Works Act (1974) requires you to implement a maintenance program. This program should include the visual inspection and electrical testing of appliances. An obligation is put in place under the following circumstances;
- Employees use appliances.
- The Public use Appliances.
- Hired electrical equipment
- Repaired and services appliances.
After PAT Testing the portable appliances should have the annual retest date on them. This helps to remember the last test date and to ensure the next one is complete. This is good practice for your customers, employees, and you.
PAT testing for integrated portable appliances will usually be tested by an Earth Test, and Visual. This is because they can’t always be tested.
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Below is a list where PAT Testing is usually carried out;
- Landlords Properties.
- Tenanted Properties.
- Commercial Premises.
- Industrial Premises.
- Within the workplace; where electrical appliances are supplied.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Test certificate) is currently not considered a legal requirement. This said; there is a high chance that this will change in the future.
PAT Testing and your responsibilities
“The Electricity at Works Act, Highlights the importance of “maintenance and regular testing” of portable appliances. The Electricity at Works Act is also backed up by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. With these 2 documents, it clearly places a duty of care on the supplier of the portable equipment. It explains that the duty is placed on both the employee and employer. This is to ensure a safe place of work. Always ensure that records and electrical certificates are kept. This shows that you are carrying out your regular maintenance and testing of your portable appliances. This will help you should an accident arise under your duty of care.
It should be noted that a PAT Test certificate is required with most councils. When a private landlord is renting a furnished property. This is also becoming the case; with more insurance companies: as they look to make sure; most properties they are insuring are safe.
Electricians carrying out PAT Testing should be fully qualified; they should also have passed their course over 3 years previous. It is recommended that PAT Testers should attend both courses. This also includes electricians who do meet the requirements.
PAT testing is a skill that can be done by most people; It is quite easy to learn. You must be over 18 to sit the courses; it is always good to have basic electrical knowledge.
Current Offer: All appliances tested in a rented property for £99
Portable appliance Testing (London PAT Testing) costs:
ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) AND PAT – STUDIO and 1 BED -£139 INC VAT
ELECTRICAL SAFETY CERTIFICATE (EICR) AND PAT (STUDIO and 1) – £169 INC VAT
- PAT – 1-10 ITEMS £69 Inc VAT
- PAT – 11-20 ITEMS £89 Inc VAT
Prices include up to 12 circuits per property, and 10 appliances
Prices are exclusive of VAT (rate of 20%)
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Who should carry out my London PAT Testing?
It is said that a short course can qualify you to undertake PAT Tests. This being said; we still recommend you use an electrician; who is registered with either the NICEIC or NAPIT.
Get a PAT Tester in London and Essex
Trade Facilities Services provide PAT Testing in London and Essex. We cover all electrical testings and ensure our PAT Testers are fully qualified. Many people are unsure of the qualifications required; believe it or not; not all electricians can be PAT testers. We have shown below what qualifications a PAT tester requires:
Qualifications required for PAT Testers:
- City and Guilds Level 2377-22
- City and Guilds Level 2377-32.
Did you know…..?
The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances
All PAT Testers; via Trade Facilities Services will meet the requirements. We use the required technology and suitable testing equipment. We provide PAT Testing certificates on completion. If required we can place PAT testing stickers on all appliances; this gives visual proof the appliance has been tested. All PAT Test Certificates are sent via email; this is on completion of the PAT testing. All copies of PAT Test certificate are in PDF format for you to store locally on a computer and so you can send a easily opened, widely compatible file to the required body.