PAT - Periodic Appliance Testing
Portable Appliance Testing (Electrical Appliance Testing) must be undertaken in order for companies and organisations to comply with the 'Electricity at Work' regulations and is a requirement for health & safety. PAT Testing is usually a requirement of your company's insurance policy. During everyday use, electrical appliances can become worn or damaged and pose an electric shock Hazard or potential fire risk.
The frequency in how often you should have your plugs tested does vary between the type of equipment it is. For example a bedside lamp will not need to be tested as much as a mains drill or similar. However, as a rule of thumb; once a year is advised for all of your electrical devices.
Electrics that people often forget about are Christmas lights. They get the lights down out of the attic and fill the house with these multitude of different lighting sets. In the majority of cases as they have not been used for a such a long period of time, it is not apparent if there is any fault with the lights.
PAT TESTING KEY POINTS
CDS Electrical are proficient in all things electrical and no matter the scope or scale of the job at hand; an excellent service will be provided from start to finish. We are able to PAT test approximately 15 - 20 items per hour which is charged at our standard hourly rate of £40+VAT for the first hour and then £20+VAT per half hour thereafter. For PAT testing of larger quantities, please call us on 01323 734162 to receive a free no obligaton quote.