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PAT Testing/Inspection Service

Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment Service

The First Response Team provides the following information as a guide to both the legal implications and to the technical requirements of the inspection and testing of electrical equipment.
All our engineers work to and are trained following the Institution of Electrical Engineers "Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment"
Pat testing or portable appliance testing is an important part of any health & safety policy.
The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances. The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment.
This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection, testing and recording.
The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:
1. Where appliances are used by employees.
2. Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as schools, hotels, shops etc.
3. Where appliances are supplied or hired.
4. Where appliances are repaired or serviced.
The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.

How can we help?

In-Service testing carried out by the First Response Team will involve the following:
(a) Preliminary inspection
(b) Earth continuity tests (for Class 1 equipment)
(c) Insulation testing (Which may sometimes be substituted by earth leakage measurement)
(d) Functional checks.
The keeping of suitable records is essential. They provide evidence for the defense in the event of a prosecution; more practically, such records enable the close monitoring of the equipment highlighting potential faults or adverse trends. They are also essential in forming an accurate assessment of the necessary frequency of testing. For example, if over a number of consecutive test cycles few or no failures were recorded then the responsible person may consider reducing the frequency of tests, obviously the converse may also apply.

What will we do?

The First Response Team offer a clear, efficient, cost effective electrical inspection, testing and recording service.
Unlike the majority of our competitors our work will be carried out at a time that is convenient to you (often at weekends or during shut down hours)
Our costs are extremely competitive and clear to understand and don't include those annoying additions as the job progresses.
The price we quote is the price you pay!!
We do not charge separately for testing detachable mains leads (most of our competitors effectively charge you TWICE for every computer / monitor / printer / kettle etc.....)
We do not charge extra for changing fuses, replacing or rewiring plugs (subject to reasonable limits)
We do not charge extra for out of hours working.
Printed reports and certificates are included in the price.
1 - 100 appliances (each) £1.85
101 - 200 appliances (each) £1.70
201 - 500 appliances (each) £1.55
501 - 1000 appliances (each) £1.45
over 1000 appliances Call Us on 08450 568 979
Minimum charge per site £100.00
Please contact the First Response Team on 0845 0568 979 and speak to a member of our team about our Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment Service.