Portable appliance testing in all areas of Devon and Cornwall                                                                            

     Portable    Appliance    Testing

Managed & Cost Effective Portable Appliance Testing in all areas of Devon & Cornwall.

City & Guilds Inspection and Testing qualified.

You may have thought at one point how Bosch appliances and other popular brands of appliances have become reliable and credible over the years. Popular appliance brands have earned their credibility because they have been constantly passing appliance tests. Passing these tests also helped them to continuously improve their products. If you want to have your appliances and other electronic devices tested, you need not look further. Read on to know more.

What is Portable Appliance Testing ?
The 'Inspection and Testing of In-Service Electrical equipment' (usually referred to as Portable appliance testing or PAT), was introduced to enable companies & organisations to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations. In order to comply with these regulations it is necessary to have in place a program of inspection and electrical safety testing of portable appliances. Other legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance is the - The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Should I have my appliances tested?
The Electricity At Work Regulations 1989, The Health & Safety At Work Act 1974, and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 put requirements on employers, employees and the self-employed to insure the safety of appliances used in the workplace. These regulations also apply to landlords.(to follow)

Which appliances need to be tested?
The regulations cover all items of in-service electrical equipment, this includes all movable items connected to the mains supply by 13A BS1363 plugs, BS EN60309-2 industrial plugs or hard wired items such as cookers & heaters. In addition to being responsible for the safety of their own portable appliances, companies are also responsible for the safety of electrical equipment brought on to site by employees and contractors.

How often do they need to be tested?

Why use PAT Excel for your testing?
Once you have decided to use our services, simply fill in the enquiry form or telephone our office, where a member of staff will book in the required works on a day and time to suit you. We will also advise you if there is anything you need to do prior to the engineer’s arrival. The engineer will then using the latest PAT equipment, test your appliances and log them. All items that pass will be issued a green test label. Should any items fail the test, they will be issued with a red label. If they have failed due to incorrectly rated fuses these will be changed by the engineer free of charge. On completion of the testing you will be issued a detailed asset list of all items that have been tested, plus a certificate to show you are complying with the regulations. Failed items will be reported to your onsite representative at the end of each day.

What we offer you is a problem free, programmed service enabling an easy and consistent flow for all your testing. We carry out the testing in an efficient and scheduled manner, ensuring minimal disruption. We take care of all your retesting with our planned management service and inform you when the further testing is required, we will contact you to arrange a suitable period for the testing to be carried out and our engineers will attend your premises as arranged.

We are also able to offer other services that combine all your testing in one easily manageable package. Reducing not only the outlay by you but also the disruption that may be caused. These services are Electrical Installation Testing & Inspecting, Fire Alarm Testing & Maintenance, Emergency Lighting Testing & Maintenance as well as general electrical maintenance and installation.

We can provide training and log book for all daily/weekly testing that needs to be carried out to a competent member of staff.















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