PAT Testing

 

PAT Testing

Reducing the risk of electrical accidents

All portable electrical appliances should be tested to make sure they are safe to use along with evidence that you have carried out the necessary regular tests to meet your health and safety requirements.

ETM Electrical Test Midlands understand the regulations and requirements that you need to comply with to make sure your staff and buildings are protected against electrical accidents and meet your insurer’s requirements.

Our qualified team of engineers perform all the necessary tests with minimum disruption in your working environment and compile reports that are made readily available.

Supported by a proactive and responsive team, we work with our clients to quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively deliver an overall personal level of service by specialists in PAT testing.

Our clients have access to all reports through our client reporting portal, along with personal service to send reports as and when required. Meaning a quick, efficient and complete audit facility is provided to help you track and manage your portable appliances.
ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

 

Helping businesses ensure their workplace is safe and meets electrical compliance standards and to provide the best service and the highest levels of health and safety.

 

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial • Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing. etm Facilities

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.

For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.

pat testing

 

                                                           Reducing the risk of electrical accidents

PAT testing is an important verification tool. The whole process is
known as “in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.” This
routine check of all electrical appliances ensures that all your electrical
appliances meet the strictest safety requirements. The PAT test complies
with all legal requirements and may even qualify you for a discount on your
insurance premiums, as it proves how seriously you take safety issues in the work place.

PAT testing includes:

Visual Inspection
We open every plug to check it is safe
Testing of the appliance
Earth, Insulation and sub leakage
pass/fail labels for the appliance
110V and 3 Phase appliances tested
Out of hours testing at no extra cost
Test results recorded and documented in a report with all the
readings taken from the test.
We also offer free minor repairs including free plug and fuse
replacement.
Professional, qualified technician who will carry out the testing
procedure.

                                                           Reducing the risk of electrical accidents

All portable electrical appliances should be tested to make sure they are safe to use along with evidence that you have carried out the necessary regular tests to meet your health and safety requirements.

ETM understand the regulations and requirements that you need to comply with to make sure your staff and buildings are protected against electrical accidents and meet your insurer’s requirements.

Our qualified team of engineers perform all the necessary tests with minimum disruption in your working environment and compile reports that are made readily available.

Supported by a proactive and responsive team, we work with our clients to quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively deliver an overall personal level of service by specialists in PAT testing.

 

Our clients have access to all reports through our client reporting portal, along with personal service to send reports as and when required. Meaning a quick,                                                              efficient and complete audit facility is provided to help you track and manage your portable appliances.

 

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further information, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com for more advice

 

Pat Testing

 

 

All pat testing portable electrical appliances should be tested to make sure they are safe to use along with evidence that you have carried out the necessary regular tests to meet your health and safety requirements.

ETM understand the regulations and requirements that you need to comply with to make sure your staff and buildings are protected against electrical accidents and meet your insurer’s requirements.

Our qualified team of engineers perform all the necessary tests with minimum disruption in your working environment and compile reports that are made readily available.

Supported by a proactive and responsive team, we work with our clients to quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively deliver an overall personal level of service by specialists in PAT testing.

ETM are accredited specialists in the following areas, providing cost effective compliance services

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) • Electrical Installation • Electrical Inspection • Fixed Wire Testing• Repairs and Remedial 
• Electrical Compliance • Energy Monitoring • Thermal Imaging • Emergency Lighting Testing • Fire Alarm Testing • Fire Extinguisher • Lightning Protection •Legionnaires Testing

ETM Electrical Test Midlands offers a range of testing and certification services to support customers in managing compliance around electrical safety for new and existing installations.
For further advice, call 01922 710014 or visit www.electricaltestmidlands.com 

PAT Testing Frequency

 

PAT Testing Frequency

PAT testing is required by employers, landlords and self-employed to ensure safety of portable appliances. The Health & Safety Executive provides no set rule on PAT testing frequency, only that testing should be done regularly to ensure preventative maintenance. The reason that there is no set frequency is because different situations arise that call for different measures. There are a number of factors that affect PAT testing frequency and it is up to each individual to determine when testing should be carried out.

In order to determine how often you should have your appliances tested, you should bear in mind a few different factors:

  1. Equipment that is used more should be tested more frequently. This equipment is likely to suffer less damage than that used regularly.
  2. If people using equipment report any damages as they become noticeable, there is less chance of a major hazard. If equipment regularly receives damage or abuse that is not reported then inspections and testing are required more frequently.
  3. The type of equipment in question is a major factor in determining PAT testing frequency. Hand held appliances are more likely to become damaged than those that are stationary. Class 1 appliances carry the greatest risk of danger and should be tested more often.

Although there are no requirements for PAT testing frequency, there are recommendations:

Offices, Shops and Hotels – Class 1 equipment including stationary and IT equipment should be tested every 48 months. Moveable equipment such as extension leads and portable equipment should be tested every 24 months. Handheld equipment should be tested every 12 months.

Schools – All Class 1 equipment in schools should be PAT tested every 12 months. Class 2 equipment should be tested every 48 months.

Public Use Equipment – Stationary and IT equipment such as computers should be tested every 12 months. Moveable, Portable and Handheld equipment falling into Class 2 should be tested every 12 months. Moveable, Portable and Handheld equipment falling into Class 1 should be tested every 6 months.

Construction – All 110V equipment used on construction sites should be tested every 3 months.

Industrial – All industrial sites, including commercial kitchens should have Portable and Handheld equipment tested every 6 months. Stationary, IT and Moveable equipment should be tested every 12 months.

electrical installations

Every business has an obligation to make sure that their electrical installations comply with Health & Safety legislations and regulatory standards to ensure their staff and customers / visitors are safe.

The risks of failing to meet these standards can be life-threatening and can have a negative impact on your reputation and profits.

Electrical Test Midlands ensure that your workplace, employees and visitors are safe and that your electrical installations comply with the highest standards.

From PAT testing to fixed wiring inspection and testing to emergency lighting testing, we will ensure that your business is a safe and compliant environment, remove the risk from your business and give you peace of mind without the hassle of dealing with multiple companies.

We are fully accredited and have over 20 years’ experience in providing testing and compliance services and guarantee that all work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant standards and approved codes of practice.

Reports are uploaded to our Client Area, meaning you can access current and historic reports quickly and easily 247

electrical compliance services

Our electrical compliance services address all the demands of relevant legislation, regulations and standards that surround safety in electricity. Unlike many providers, we offer total compliance services, from testing to repairs, allowing our clients to rest assured that the electrics in their working environment are safe.

 

Making sure you are operating in a safe environment and maintaining electrical compliance with safety legislation is vital. Electrical Test Midlands are experts in providing clients with all the information and required services they need to maintain total compliance.

 

PAT TESTING

Is the systematic checking of any equipment which has a plug. Our certified engineers ensure that the portable appliances in your working environment are thoroughly tested, delivering a full report within hours of completing the tests. Read more about our PAT Testing Services or contact us for a quote.

 

 

Periodic Fixed Installation Testing

Involves testing the electrical circuits and systems that distribute electricity around a building. It covers all the hard wiring in a building, whether that building is commercial, industrial or residential. Read More about Fixed Installation Testing or contact us for a quote.

 

 

Thermal Imaging

Is a very effective means of diagnosing electrical faults and failures. Loose connections, which can lead to a build-up of heat and fire, can be identified using thermal imaging cameras, operated by our experienced engineers. Read more about Thermal Imaging or contact us for more information.

 

 

Once electrical safety testing has been completed the resultant remedial repairs must be completed.  The risk is that an accident or incident occurs after tests identify a fault but before that fault is remedied. Electrical Test Midlands is unique in that we will identify the faults and offer an Electrical Remedial Repairs service – contact us for a quote.

PAT Testing

DSC_7004

ETM Ltd are experts in the field of PAT Testing.

Electrical Test Midlands was originally set-up to cater to the complicated, and ever changing, sector of electrical testing.

Our input within the industry has grown and our amount of experience allows us to interpret, and respond to, the ever-changing UK legislations and regulations that abound the PAT testing industry. Which is probably why we are continually awarded major PAT testing contracts across the UK.

pat testing header

Portable appliance testing is vital in order to prevent your business premises becoming a source of legal liability, injury or, at the worst end of the scale, loss of lives. Employee safety should always be a major consideration within any business – although the occurrence of electrical accidents within the workplace is still all too common.

This is where we step in, to ensure that your business premises is running with full electrical compliance. Giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are not likely to fall victim to legal claims involving faulty machinery, a PC monitor with a loose connection, or even just from the use of a simple Kettle.

The testing procedure, itself, is not daunting or intrusive, and is carried out by ETM engineers in a very flexible and understanding manner. We know PAT testing and electrical safety is vitally important – but, equally so to us, is the efficient running of your business. Therefore, we go out of our way to maintain your business flow throughout the entire testing procedure.

 

Let us take the load

Our PAT Testing engineers will arrive at your premises with their testing tools pre-loaded with your business details. Each of your electrical appliances are tested and each one will be issued it’s own unique bar-code. Upon passing or failing a test the appliance is appropriately labelled and the details of this recorded.

After our engineers have completed the testing stage, they return to head-office to download and prepare your asset register and pass/fail certification and put together reference to any remedial work that was flagged up during inspection. If required, we can then return to rectify any problematic appliances – ensuring you of a compliant workplace and saving you from an electrical appliance related legal claim.

Require PAT Testing within your business? Call the experts, and one of our friendly team will be happy to advise you on how we can help. 0800 066 3227