Southern PAT Testing has over 15 years of experience providing specialist PAT Testing solutions.
We also partner with Electrical Contractors and Facilities Management companies across London and the South East who trust us to provide a fully managed portable appliance testing service to their clients.
To ensure that you are compliant with certain regulations including:
The Government however has put regulations into place that pertain to the maintenance of electrical appliances and the most effective way to ensure that these regulations are met is through PAT testing.
It's crucial for work of this kind to be carried out by one of our fully qualified engineers. Our expert team can assess the scope of work required and take care of everything in next to no time.
We can now carry out PAT Testing for all your staff that are working from home. Using up to date Covid-19 regulations we can carry out multi-site testing.
We have a whole host of CRB checked, fully insured and committed engineers who operate and have experience in PAT testing. All of our engineers are City and Guilds (2377) qualified in Portable Appliance Testing.
At Southern PAT Testing our services cover all sectors including Education, Finance, Manufacturing, Retail, Hospitality, Construction, Theatres and more. Whether our customers just need a one-off PAT Testing service, or a comprehensive annual service contract for their safety requirements, we are here to help. Our customers range from small shops to multi-national sites with thousands of employees.
We also specialise in PAT Testing industrial plugs and appliances.
We have the ability to test stage and theatre lighting.
We can PAT Test anything from 5amp, 13amp, 15amp, 16amp, 32amp, 63amp, Powercon, Socapex Single, or 3 phase appliances.
Conforming to PAT testing regulations will help you to ensure that the portable appliances in your business are safe and help you to avoid violations. PAT testing legislation was put into effect to ensure that all companies conform to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations of 1998, and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations of 1999.
The current law requires that all employers maintain portable appliances and ensure their safety. This is done through testing of the appliances to safeguard against damage and to make certain that these items perform properly.
PAT testing law requires that all landlords, employers, and even self-employed individuals make sure that their portable electrical appliances are safe and are suitable and used for the purposes intended. These appliances should always be maintained properly and remain in good working order.
The guidelines are designed to make certain that this equipment is kept protected and is preserved through regular maintenance as well as inspections and periodic testing. Damage and fault can occur with all electrical equipment use which makes it essential that these items are tested regularly for safety.
PAT testing is done to ensure that all electrical equipment that is classified as “portable” is deemed safe for use. The legislation deems that any competent person can perform it by using a PAT instrument or tester. The visual examination of each appliance in addition to the actual PAT test should be performed only by someone who is deemed competent.
According to PAT testing legislation, a competent person is someone who has experience or knowledge of being able to check and test appliances for safety purposes. Those with knowledge of electricity in general as well as anyone who has experience in electrical work can be deemed capable.
Employers, landlords, and self-employed individuals must follow the rules to ensure that their workplaces are safe. Testing can be done by any number of PAT testing companies or individuals can obtain certification to perform their own testing by successfully completing coursework in this field.