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We provide an itemised list of all items that were tested and also provide a certificate for your business.
 
List of devices tested:
Class 1, 2 & 3 including -
Computer & IT Equipment
Office Equipment
Kitchen Appliances
Domestic & Cleaning Appliances
Microwave Radiation Leakage Testing
 
 
About us
We have worked in the education sector before and hold a CRB/DBS. We have been in business since 1995 and have been carrying out PAT testing for over 10 years.
Advice
If we find any problems while working and testing, we will provide the client with any information as we work.
Repairs
Our policy is to try and carry out repairs as required - we do not intend to provide red unusable stickers, these will only be used in the event that we either cannot repair the equipment or the client does not wish it to be repaired.
Wall sockets
We offer this service as part of our testing process, but this is not strictly part of the required testing procedure.
Microwave
Microwave ovens and similar devices should be checked on a regular basis for radiation leakage - this is an additional service and not part of the standard PAT testing procedure - (BS EN60335-2-90 and BS EN60335-2-25).
Testing
This can be quite a lengthy process and does not simply involve just testing the device. We need to test cables, plugs, fuses and the general integrity of the appliance.
 

 

 

  • Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

  • We will visit your property and carry out an assessment prior to carrying out the actual testing, if this is required.
  • We use two Portable Appliance Testing devices and we can also carry out tests on mains electric wall sockets and microwave radiation testing (please specify in advance if you need the latter).
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  • We are qualified to carry out PAT testing with:
  • C&G 2377 Level 3 Certificate for the Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
  • C&G 2377 Level 3 Certificate of Management of Electrical Equipment
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  • List of prices:
  • 1 - 10 items @ £2.00 per item
    1 - 50 items @ £1.75
    per item
    1 - 100 items @ £1.50
    per item
    1 - 250 items @ £1.25
    per item
    1 - 500 items @ £1.00
    per item
  • Microwave oven radiation leak testing @ £15.00 per oven (if carried out at the same time as PAT Testing or £45.00 if not.)

Minimum charge for PAT Testing service is £15.00 (as a group of items)

  1. Travel charges of £20.00 per hour (if applicable, but not within 2 mile radius)

  • Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

    We are able to undertake most kinds of Portable Appliance Testing (PAT), we use two PAT testing devices and a Fluke and are qualified to City and Guilds 2377 standards. We test appliances in accordance with the IEE Code of Practice (for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment) 4th Edition.

    Specialist Portable Appliance Testing - Due to the nature of our business (IT & computers) we are able to combine our IT & computer knowledge with Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) and to offer IT Portable Appliance Testing as a specialist service.

    General Portable Appliance Testing - We also offer all the normal Portable Appliance Testing services for Class 1, Class 11 and Class 111 equipment. This includes all electrical equipment located within a: business, school, hotel, office, shop, commercial kitchen and all the other areas where the IEE Code of Practice covers.

    Testing - We understand that some businesses may wish to have their electrical equipment tested out of normal business hours. Others may wish to have their equipment tested within normal business hours, so we are able to offer both. All PAT testing services are by appointment only.

    Documentation - We then provide all the normal pass or fail labels (latest version), plus we can also provide a printed copy of all test results produced by the Portable Appliance Test equipment. We use a Seaward PAT tester, a Metrotest PAT tester and a Fluke electrical tester..

    Repairs - In most cases we are able to carry out basic repairs to equipment that is found to be faulty. This would include: fuses, plugs and some soldering work.

    Qualifications - City and Guilds 2377 - Certificates for: Management of Electrical Equipment Maintenance and Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment.

    IEE Code of Practice 4th Edition - Provides all the guidelines and requirements for PAT testing. It covers: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. It also provides details for passing or failing all electrical equipment within the work place.

 

An interesting snippet of information that someone shared with us recently about PAT testing - they said, "that you don't need to be qualified in PAT testing and that you don't need a City & Guilds qualification". Well, to be honest that is true, you don't need to be qualified and you don't need to have City & Guilds examination certificates, the law only says, `a competent person` is required to carry out PAT testing..

But, let's be honest about this - if you or anyone decides to take the qualifications and pass City & Guilds examinations, are you more or less competent than someone that self certifies themselves as `a competent person`? Buying a PAT tester and using it a number of times, doesn't really mean that you are necessarily, `a competent person`.

I think we have enough `cowboys` in various trades already - and being qualified in your particular field may not mean that you are any good, but it at least means that you should be able to understand the theory of the subject and are very likely to be able to advise customers in that particular field of expertise! Fortunately, we are both qualified and experienced in portable appliance and radiation testing.