PAT Testing With EST-NW
Here at EST-NW we specialise in Electrical Safety Testing more commonly referred to as Portable Appliance Testing or PAT testing. PAT Testing is an important part of any Health & Safety Policy.
To assist you with your duty of care we at EST-NW will work closely with you to avoid any major disruption to your staff or your business. We use the very latest test equipment which is calibrated annually and are trained to City and Guilds 2377.
If it is more convenient we can work outside normal business hours, in the evenings or at weekends.
At EST-NW we specialise in PAT Testing as a result of this we are able to offer our services at a very competitive price. This cost effective approach means that allowing us to carry out regular inspections on a regular basis will ensure you meet your duty of care and fulfil any criteria that insurance companies often request.
What Is PAT Testing?
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.
A relatively brief user check (based upon simple training and perhaps assisted by the use of a brief checklist) can be a very useful part of any PAT scheme. However, more formal visual inspection and testing by a competent person may also be required at appropriate intervals, depending upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used.
Why Is PAT Testing Important?
The health and safety at work etc. Act 1974
Puts a duty of care on both employers and employees to ensure the safety of all persons using the premises.
The management of Health and safety at work regulations
Every employer shall make suitable and sufficient assessment of:
- The risks to health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work, and
- The risks to the Health and Safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking.
The Provision and use of work equipment regulations 1992
Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is so constructed or adapted as to be suitable for the purpose for which it is provided.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.
Code of Practice for In-service inspection
The Code of Practice for In-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment, in short PAT testing, was amended in 2012. We at EST-NW can assist with the understanding of the new legislation and what it means to you as the user. Testing is now carried out according to the Risk Assessments carried out by your establishment.
It is for this reason that for sites with fewer tests we have a low minimum charge of £45 for the first 30 tests and £1 for each test thereafter. For larger premises prices from 65p per test and NO VAT to pay make EST-NW an extremely competitive PAT Testing company.
PAT Price Guide
EST-NW offers PAT services at incredibly competitive prices. Whether it is a small or large job we are always confident we can give you the best deal around.
For more information visit our price guide page, or call 01744 889602 if you have any questions or would like a quote.
What Plug Types Can You Test?
If it is a portable appliance with a plug chances are we will be able to test it. However for the most common plugs we test please visit the what we test page.
Call 01744 889602 if you have any questions or would like a quote.