Southern Pat Testing has over 15 years of experience providing specialists PAT Testing solutions.
We also partner with Electrical Contractors and Facilities Management companies who trust us to provide a fully managed service to their clients.
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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 is crucial for the 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 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 we're capable of testing a wide range of plugs and appliances whether in an Office, Building site, or Theatre!
We also specialise in industrial plugs and appliances.
We also 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.
We cover all industries including offices & warehouses, schools & universities, hospitals & care homes, theatres and events, TV and AV, construction & engineering, hotels & B&B’s, retail, and landlords.
When you call or email Southern Pat Testing, one of our sales team will get right back to you with a quote for your needs. A fully qualified PAT testing engineer will attend the site to carry out your portable appliance testing in accordance with the IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. Each engineer has a city & guilds 2377 certification and has had enhanced DBS vetting.
At the client’s request, the engineer does a formal visual inspection which includes
and tested to our very high standards for electrical safety. If there are sensitive areas such as comms equipment, fire alarm, or CCTV that cannot be switched off, a full formal visual inspection can be carried out. Each appliance will be labeled with a unique asset Id number and will state the date tested as per the latest 5th Edition, once fully tested.
If any appliances are deemed ‘not fit for use’ and ‘fail’ after the electrical safety inspection the client will be informed and a detailed explanation of any problems found. We understand that as a business you will need to keep your health and safety policies up to date and have regular audits to comply with this. We want you to have peace of mind that all information and documents are received as quickly as possible so that you can concentrate on your business.
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.