PAT Testing is a legal requirement.... The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, make it your responsibility to make sure all your electrical equipment is safe to use. This ensures that you remain compliant by ensuring that any electrical equipment that you & your employee's use, is safe and fit for purpose. So, you should regularly you a qualified electrician to inspect, test and maintain electrical appliances to make sure they’re compliant. Failure to do this means you, you could be putting yourself, your employees and your business at risk. PAT testing or portable appliance testing is the regular inspection of any electrical appliance that can be moved, whether it is connected or disconnected from an electrical supply. These tests can only be carried out by a qualified testers & Electrical contractor such as Flodman Electrical. Should any appliances be found to be unsafe, they are not to be used until they are either repaired or replaced. Flodman Electrical perform PAT Tests various business sectors, from shops to schools, libraries to pharmaceutical manufactures on all types of equipment, from kettles to balances, printers to lamps. Over the past 12 years we have built up a healthy reputation with various sectors for providing a first class and reliable testing & inspection service. What Requires PAT testing? You will be surprised! Here are just some of the items that we have PAT tested over the years for our clients.
Dishwashers, Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers etc.
What does not need PAT Testing? You would think after looking at the list above that there is nothing off limits, but this is incorrect - if you have electrical equipment that runs off batteries rather than the mains (for example a wireless keyboard or mouse), you don’t need to test them.
When it comes to PAT Testing, (Portable Appliance testing ) Flodman Electrical outperform many other electrical contractors due to our professionalism. We..
Do NOT charge for call outs or add travel charges.
All items that have been tested will be clearly labelled with a unique asset number
We provide a full detailed certificate & asset report for every item tested
We operate out of hours, and offer 24/7 testing, to work around your business
We perform free minor repairs, including replacement damaged fuses / plugs
We provide a renewal reminder service.
We also offer long term PAT testing contracts to give you the peace of mind that ongoing regular testing will be carried out across your business or premises.
We are not restricted with our service areas and cover the whole of Hampshire and Surrey, such as towns like Farnborough & Guildford.
PAT Testing consists of: A through Visual Inspection of portable electrical equipment which checks - - Socket Outlet: for evidence of overheating, cracks or damage? - Plug: Is the wiring configured correctly, is the housing damage free? Does the plug conform to British standard 1363 with properly insulated pins? I - Flex: Is it in good condition, showing no signs of damage? - Appliance: Does it work and does it do so safely?
As highlighted any minor faults that are observed during an inspection by Flodman Electrical, such incorrectly rated fuses, damaged 13amp plugs or loose connections will be corrected prior to the test being performed by one of our qualified electricians - Testing: Subject to a satisfactory visual inspection, full tests will be carried out using the test machinery. Tests depend on the equipment but may include the following tests. • Earth Continuity – Class 1 appliances only • Insulation Resistance (where appropriate) • Operation / Load Test • Earth Leakage Test • Polarity Test – IEC power leads only - Labelling: Any faulty or failed equipment will be brought to the immediate attention of the business representative on site. - Completion report: Upon completion of testing, Flodman Electrical provide a full itemised test report and certificate. This report will list all appliances tested and the results of the tests carried out, appliance locations and along with details of any failures or remedial repairs carried out.
If you need your equipment PAT tested, and you want it managed compliantly and safely, with minimal fuss at the best price, please give us a call or drop us a message and a member of the team will get back to you ASAP.
Flodman Electrical - Qualified PAT Testers in Farnborough, North Hampshire & Surrey.