PAT Testing Brighton
Are you searching for a company that offers superior PAT testing services in the Brighton area? If so, you need look no further than UK Safety Management Ltd, where we have a team of experienced electrical and fire safety engineers. We are fully qualified to carry out all PAT testing Brighton clients require.
At UK Safety Management Ltd, we have been in the electrical and fire safety industry for over 10 years, so we fully understand the importance of ensuring your workplace is safe and compliant with all regulations. Our team of engineers will inspect all your portable electrical appliances and equipment, making sure they are safe to use and working correctly.
To find out more information about our PAT testing capabilities in Brighton, you need only get in touch with us today. You can give us a call on 03330163622 to speak to a member of our team directly and we will be happy to assist you further.
An Unbeatable Brighton PAT Testing Team
When searching for an unbeatable Brighton PAT testing team, you can consider your search concluded now you’ve discovered UKSM. We are experts in the field of electrical and fire safety inspection with countless years of experience behind us. We complete tasks to a high standard at affordable prices, ensuring that your electrical devices are working safely and correctly.
With UKSM by your side, you can be assured that you’re dealing with a company with the expertise and experience to tackle any request. Our team members are fully insured and possess an outstanding history of providing exceptional results.
Our customers are of the utmost importance to us, which is why we always go the distance to ensure they’re left wholly satisfied. We remain responsive to all requirements and concerns, working closely with each customer to ensure their electrical devices are safe and compliant with UK law. You won’t find a more reputable company than ours elsewhere, so contact us now to get started or keep reading to learn more about PAT testing.
PAT Testing – What’s Involved?
First, PAT stands for Portable Appliance Testing and is a specialised process that involves testing portable electrical appliances for safety. It is a process that’s carried out to ensure that any electrical devices are unlikely to harm anyone or damage the property. A standard PAT involves a visual inspection of the equipment followed by a series of tests using specialist equipment.
The visual inspection concerns checking for signs of damage or wear and tear. This could be broken cables, frayed wires, or burn marks. We also check the device to ensure it’s correctly grounded. Next, we conduct the tests using equipment designed to check things that include:
The earth continuity test ensures that the earth connection is working correctly, while the insulation resistance test checks the insulation of the appliance for any indications of damage. Lastly, the polarity test checks the appliance’s polarity, ensuring that it’s working correctly.
Devices are then assigned either a pass or fail rating. If a device fails the PAT test, it must be removed from use until it can be repaired or replaced. Any new or repaired device must be tested, too, before it can be used.
PAT Testing – What’s Included?
PAT testing is carried out on all portable electrical appliances and equipment. Portable defines any device that can be unplugged, moved, and plugged in elsewhere and includes:
Wireless devices, such as Bluetooth speakers and power drills, are not considered portable appliances, so they do not need to be tested. However, the cables or charging docks they connect to ARE portable appliances, so they must be tested.
Is PAT Testing Important?
PAT testing is incredibly important as it plays a key role in an employer or landlord fulfilling their obligation to keep their employees, tenants, visitors, etc., safe. The UK Health and Safety Executive and insurance companies all require that businesses and self-employed individuals comply with regulations that include:
The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989
Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998
Regular PAT testing protects users from electrical shocks and minimises the chances of an electrical fire occurring. Both examples can result in loss of life in a worst-case scenario.
Having a PAT test carried out demonstrates your business’s compliance with health and safety regulations, and it can also lower your insurance premiums, saving you money. Plus, it gives your employees, customers, tenants, and visitors complete peace of mind.
While PAT testing is not mandatory for homeowners, it’s still advisable as it can provide assurances that all your electrical appliances and equipment are working correctly.
How often should PAT testing be carried out?
How often should PAT testing be carried out? depends on several factors, including the equipment type, where it’s being used, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. Typically, PAT testing is completed every two to four years in low-risk environments, but high-risk site owners might want to have this testing completed more often. The team at UK Safety Management can provide you with expert advice if you’re wondering how often you should be having PAT testing carried out on your electrical appliances.
Spotting Counterfeit Goods with PAT Testing
In some cases, people end up with counterfeit electronic appliances that can significantly diminish health and safety. It’s essential to find out whether you are dealing with authentic products, which is something that can be determined through PAT testing. Spotting counterfeit goods with PAT testing is a practice at which we at UK Safety Management excel.
What Fees are Associated with PAT Testing?
Now you know what’s involved and why a PAT test is important, let’s discuss the cost. At UKSM, we don’t charge a flat rate for our PAT testing service, so the amount you pay will reflect the size of the request. The average cost of a PAT test in the UK is between £1.50 and £5.00 per item tested. Many companies, including UKSM, offer discounts to large businesses that request bulk testing.
Also, you must consider other costs that will arise if an appliance needs fixing or replacing. These costs will be discussed with you should they arise, and we’ll never proceed without your permission. We think, though, that you’ll find our costs to be highly competitive. We always suggest exercising caution when dealing with companies that are noticeably cheaper than most other testing and inspection businesses. If it seems too good to be true, it often is, and you could be taking a big risk.
With UKSM, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you’re dealing with a highly accredited team that’s certified by the NICEIC. We also boast an outstanding reputation and a proven track record.
Other Services We Provide
Besides PAT testing, business owners, landlords, self-employed individuals, etc., can also come to UKSM for other electrical and fire safety services, including:
Electrical Installation and Maintenance
Emergency Light Testing
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Fire Alarm Servicing
Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Fire Risk Assessments
Fixed Wire Testing (EICR)
Regardless of the industry you operate in, there is a 100% chance that you’ll be using at least one portable electrical appliance or piece of equipment. So long as this is the case, you’ll need to request PAT testing at regular intervals.
These are some of the industries that we work with at UKSM:
Commercial and Construction
This is by no means the full extent of the industries we work with, as we cover all industries where portable electrical appliances are in use. Simply call our team to learn more.
With more than ten years of experience, UKSM is a company with a long-established history of delivering comprehensive electrical and fire safety services. In our years of operation, we’ve garnered a large customer base, with much of our work coming from customer referrals. This fact makes us immensely proud as a customer-centric business.
Our customer base includes all manner of professionals, from landlords and architects to consultants, local authorities, and housing associations. All our customers benefit from our massive range of services available throughout the UK. We have a large team of fully qualified electricians, meaning we can respond to requests quickly, no matter where our clients are located.
Why Come to UKSM for a PAT Test in Brighton?
When you’re looking to schedule PAT testing in Brighton, choose a company that is held in high esteem, like UKSM. We’re renowned for providing exceptional services in line with health and safety regulations. Our team comprises qualified and experienced technicians and engineers who are equipped to take on any job, regardless of complexity.
We provide a level of service that cannot be beaten, with all our offerings priced affordably, so you won’t end up breaking the bank. We recognise that not every customer operates on the same schedule, which is why we’re flexible with when you can book our PAT testing service. And we possess the most cutting-edge equipment and tools, ensuring that all tests are completed to a high standard and that our reports are 100% accurate.
Contact Us Today!
So, if you would like to get in touch with the top provider of electrical and fire safety services, contact UKSM today. We’re always on hand to provide advice, answer questions, address concerns, and schedule essential testing and inspection services for private and public sector customers. It pleases us to hear from prospective customers, and we’ll happily inform you of what we can do for you.
And what we can do is offer a wide range of electrical and fire safety testing services. Whether you need your fire alarms serviced, your emergency lighting tested, or your electrical appliances assessed, we’re here to help with a bespoke service that’s tailored to you. You won’t find a more trusted name anywhere else – no matter where you’re located in the country, there’s always a member of our 100-strong team of qualified personnel just a phone call away.
“UK Safety Management is proud to be your go-to electrical and fire safety partner. We aim to safeguard people and property from the threat of workplace hazards. We’re trusted, reliable, knowledgeable, and dedicated to delivering exceptional customer care.”
UK Safety Management MD