PAT Testing Glasgow

Are you searching for a company that offers superior PAT testing services in the Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow, 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.

The Best PAT Testing Team Glasgow Has Ever Seen!

Here at UKSM, we’re regarded as the go-to PAT testing specialists in Glasgow. PAT testing is very important for ensuring that electrical appliances and equipment are working correctly and safely. We’ve spent more than ten years carrying out fire and electrical safety testing services for companies spanning multiple sectors. Our team consists of highly trained and fully licensed electricians that can handle any job.

Whether you’re self-employed, a landlord, or an employer, you are required by law to make sure that any electrical devices on your premises are safe to use. This is where a PAT test comes in as a PAT test goes into detail, exposing any underlying faults that could cause injury, death, a fire outbreak, further damage to the equipment, etc.

One of our experts will carry out the PAT testing, conducting a visual inspection followed by a series of tests. Our findings will then be relayed to you in our report, and any equipment deemed safe will be affixed with a pass sticker.


How Does PAT Testing Work Exactly?

PAT testing is a specialised process that’s designed to verify the safety and functionality of electrical appliances and equipment in non-domestic settings. There are no special requirements, and no arrangements must be made. One of our experts arrives and carries out the test, which includes a visual inspection and a series of tests.

The purpose of PAT testing is to check for signs of damage, defects, or wear and tear that could cause the device to fail or become unsafe to use. Issues that our experts check for include:

Split, Damaged, or Twisted Cables
Signs the Device is Not a Genuine Product (Knock-Off)
Burnt, Cracked, Warped, Discoloured, or Scorched Casing
Whether the Plug Fits the Socket Correctly
Unusual Noises, Smells, or Activity
Our team members carry a wide range of testing equipment, meaning we can also test the electrical aspects of each device, checking for any underlying issues. If issues are discovered, we’ll recommend what work is needed, which we’re happy to carry out for you.

What Really Does a PAT Test Entail?

PAT testing entails three steps:

User Checks
Formal Visual Inspection
Manual PAT Test
User checks are what you, the user perform daily when using the device. These include inspecting for signs of damage and noting abnormal operational behaviour, noises, or smells. We can give you a quick walkthrough of all the things you should be looking out for.

The next step involves a formal inspection by us of the plug, cable, appliance, mains socket, RCD (Residual Current Device), and the environment. Around 90% of issues are usually found at this stage.

The final step involves using a PAT tester to test the device for earth continuity, lead polarity, and insulation resistance, amongst other things. The appliance then receives a pass or fail sticker, and the results are recorded by the duty holder for future reference.

Failed items then need to be removed to either be repaired or replaced. Once an item is repaired, it must be re-tested before it can be certified safe to use.

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Why is a PAT Test Necessary?

PAT testing is a necessity for any employer, landlord, self-employed individual or anyone in charge of a non-domestic property. If you’re a homeowner, then you’re not obligated to have your devices tested.

Not only does PAT testing keep employees, visitors, customers, etc., safe, but it helps to keep your costs down. That’s because it exposes underlying faults that can be addressed before they lead to costly repairs. And it can save you the money of replacing a broken device, which can be very expensive.

PAT testing is often required under government regulations. Overseen by the UK Health and Safety Executive, these regulations exist to protect people and businesses. Both the UK Health and Safety Executive and insurance companies require businesses to have regular PAT tests performed. In fact, insurance companies will even offer lower premiums as an incentive.

And by keeping up to date with PAT testing, you ensure your compliance with the following regulations:

Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974
The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998

Associated Costs for PAT Testing

You might be surprised to hear that the more devices you have to check, the cheaper the cost will be. That’s because PAT testing is priced not per job but per device that’s tested. And preferential rates are typically offered to customers that have a lot of devices that need checking.

So, the size of the job will impact the price, but not the way you might have thought. And when you come to UKSM, you’ll be assured of a competitive price that won’t break the bank.

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.

Other Services We Deliver

When it comes to ensuring that our customers have everything they need, we at UKSM leave nothing to chance. We’re the industry leaders when it comes to the electrical and fire safety sector for a reason because we offer an impressive range of services that showcase our capabilities.

Here are just some of the services we offer in Glasgow, besides PAT testing:

Asbestos Surveys
Electrical Installation and Maintenance
Emergency Light Testing
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Fire Alarm Servicing
Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Fire Risk Assessments
Fixed Wire Testing (EICR)

If you would like to learn more about any of these services, click on the respective services page on our website or give UKSM a call.

Our Industries

Here at UKSM, we cater to a wide range of customers spanning multiple sectors. Any industry where electrical appliances and equipment are utilised must have regular PAT tests carried out. You’ll find some of the sectors we cover below, which is by no means an exhaustive list:

Schools 
Shops 
Offices 
Hair & Beauty Salons 
Restaurants 
Garages
Guest Houses
Cafés and Snack Bars
If you have questions regarding the sectors we cover, for instance, if you operate in a sector that we’ve not mentioned, then contact us.

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About Us

UK Safety Management (UKSM) was founded over a decade ago. For the last ten+ years, we’ve made it our mission to act as one of the top consultancies covering fire and electrical safety services. Our client base grows year on year as more and more businesses hire us to complete their PAT testing.

We work with all manner of clients, from housing associations to local authorities, landlords, and architects. Our experts are accredited with NICEIC and BAFE, so you can trust that you’re dealing with experts with the right knowledge, experience, and work ethic.

Our Blog

Over on our blog page, you’ll find a wide selection of informative posts covering a broad range of topics, like ‘UK Fire Extinguisher Regulations’ and ‘How Often Should PAT Testing be Done’.

Reviews

Head to Reviews.io, and you’ll find our company profile, and with an impressive 4.6 rating spanning more than 1,500 reviews, it’s clear to see why our company comes so highly recommended. At the time of writing, a whopping 94% of reviewers would happily recommend our service to friends, family, and associates.

You can find our Reviews.io provide by clicking our UK Safety Management profile. Hopefully, these kind words should convince you that we’re the company to call for PAT testing.

Why Choose Us for Your PAT Testing, Glasgow Clients?

If you require PAT testing in Glasgow, then you should now know precisely who you need to call. Here at UKSM, we’re the go-to electrical and fire safety specialists, offering quality services and excellent value for money. Regardless of what sector your business operates in, you can enlist our expertise. You’ll find that we boast an enviable reputation, with many customers blown away by our capabilities.

We’re with you from your initial enquiry through to the completion of any services. We’ll ensure that your needs are met in line with your budget and that all services are performed by someone fully licensed and trained. Our employees even undergo regular re-training to ensure they’re up to speed with current industry regulations and practices.

And, as a company, we’re NICEIC and BAFE accredited, the former meaning that our electricians can self-certify their own work. So, if a device has failed the PAT test and needs work completed, we can help. All our engineers comply with UK laws and regulations, ensuring that you, too, remain compliant. This keeps everyone safe and your insurance premiums low, so it’s a win-win.

So, if you’d like to hear more about UKSM or our PAT testing service, don’t hesitate to contact us using the details listed below.

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.

To enlist our Plymouth PAT testing service, call 03330163622, complete our online contact form or email [email protected].

“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.”
Mike Devlin
UK Safety Management MD