PAT Testing Liverpool
Are you searching for a company that offers superior PAT testing services in the Liverpool 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 Liverpool 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 Liverpool, 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 Liverpool Has Ever Seen!
At UKSM, we’re the best PAT testing team Liverpool has to offer. As a company, we specialise in carrying out fire and electrical safety testing services for businesses spanning multiple industries. We boast a team of highly trained, fully licensed, competent professionals with more than a decade of experience carrying out PAT tests throughout the UK.
If you’re an employer, landlord, or self-employed, you’re legally required to ensure that any portable electrical appliances or equipment are safe to use. A PAT test performed by a competent person ensures this is the case. Don’t rely on someone who isn’t certified, however, as the test won’t be valid, and you could be putting lives at risk.
One of our electricians will arrive, inspect your equipment, and conduct a full series of tests. You’ll then be issued with a report, and the equipment will be certified as safe if it’s deemed as such.
How Does PAT Testing Work Exactly?
PAT testing, in a nutshell, is a specialised test carried out on electrical appliances and equipment. It is incredibly straightforward, with no special requirements or arrangements that must be made by your beforehand. On the day, one of our fully licensed electricians will arrive and complete a visual inspection and series of tests on all your electrical devices.
The purpose is to look for signs of damage or wear and tear and then check for faults that might not be visible. Our electricians will look at a range of factors, including:
If any abnormalities are discovered, these are flagged in a report, and we’ll advise you of what work is needed. We can even quote you for the work, or you can go elsewhere. Until the work is completed, the device should not be used. Otherwise, a certificate will be issued certifying the device as having passed.
What Really Does a PAT Test Entail?
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is a quick, cost-effective, specialised process that involves thorough checks on portable electrical appliances and equipment. By definition, a portable electrical appliance or piece of equipment is any device that connects to a power source using a flexible wire or cable.
While this precludes wireless devices, like power drills, it does include their charging components, such as cables and docks. As stated previously, a PAT test involves a visual inspection and a series of tests, looking at factors ranging from lead polarity to insulation resistance.
If you would like to hear more about what a PAT test entails, don’t hesitate to reach out to the UKSM team. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and schedule you in for PAT testing.
Why is a PAT Test Necessary?
If you’re a homeowner, PAT testing is not necessary at all. If you’re an employer, landlord, self-employed, or otherwise responsible for a non-domestic building, then PAT testing is very much a necessity.
Government regulations, overseen by the UK Health and Safety Executive, exist to protect people and buildings. And both the UK Health and Safety Executive and insurance companies require that PAT testing is performed regularly to ensure legal compliance.
Regulations that apply in this case include the following:
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
To ensure compliance, all portable electrical appliances NEED to be regularly tested and certified. Doing so ensures that all electrical appliances are safe to use. Regular testing also keeps down insurance premiums and highlights any damage that could prove costly if left unchecked.
For instance, you could have to fork out for costly repairs, or you might even have to replace the appliance if the problem isn’t put right. And if there’s an electrical fire, the damage caused won’t be covered by your insurance if a faulty, untested appliance is responsible.
Associated Costs for PAT Testing
The cost of PAT testing varies depending on the size of the building. That’s because a larger building is likely to have more devices that need testing. What you might not expect is that the price goes down the more appliances that need testing.
So, it’s advantageous to get all the devices on the premises tested as opposed to one or two. At UKSM, we’re always honest and upfront with how much we charge. Our prices are highly competitive, and with FREE, no-obligation quotations, there’s no risk in simply enquiring.
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
Here at UKSM, we recognise that no two customers will necessarily have the same requirements. That’s why we specialise in all manner of fire and electrical safety services. Irrespective of your needs, we’ll devise a solution to match. You won’t find a more experienced or capable team of electricians or fire-safety professionals anywhere else.
Here are just some of the services we offer in Liverpool, besides PAT testing:
Electrical Installation and Maintenance
Emergency Light Testing
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Fire Alarm Servicing
Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Fire Risk Assessments
Fixed Wire Testing (EICR)
For more information about these services, click any of the service pages on our website. Alternatively, get in touch with our team, and we’ll be happy to assist you.
At UKSM, we provide support for clients across a wide range of industries. Any sector where electrical appliances are utilised will benefit from our vast expertise when it comes to electrical and fire safety. Here are just some of the sectors to which we provide services:
Hair & Beauty Salons
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.
Over ten years ago, UK Safety Management (UKSM) was founded. Today, we’re regarded as one of the top consultancies covering electrical and fire alarm safety services. We’ve garnered a lot of clients over the years, many of whom return time and time again for reasons that include PAT testing.
From architects to landlords and house associations, whatever your requirements and budget, we’ll tailor the solutions we provide. With experts accredited by NICEIC and BAFE, you can trust that you’re dealing with people with the correct technical knowledge and a proven work ethic.
On our blog page, we have an array of blog posts listed covering subjects like ‘Steps to Improve Your Business Fire Evacuation Plan’, UK Fire Extinguisher Regulations, and ‘How Often Should PAT Testing be Done’. You’re sure to find plenty of useful tips that’ll help make your electrical and fire safety practices more efficient.
At UKSM, we’re always pleased to receive positive feedback from our customers. Over on our Reviews.io profile, which you can find by Googling us, we have more than 1,500 reviews at the time of writing. Around 90%+ of these reviews are from people who would happily recommend our company to friends, family, and associates.
Such kind words make us immensely proud and leave us committed to raising the bar further. Hopefully, these words should illustrate why we’re the company to call in Liverpool for cost-effective PAT testing.
Why Choose Us for Your PAT Testing, Liverpool Clients?
If you need PAT testing, Liverpool customers, then it should be obvious by now who to call. At UK Safety Management (UKSM), we’ve been providing cost-effective PAT testing services to clients spanning numerous sectors for more than a decade. We’re immensely proud of our reputation for providing quality services at highly competitive prices.
From your initial enquiry to service implementation, we’ll make sure that all your requirements are met without exceeding your budget. All our services are carried out by a fully licensed and highly trained team of experts. All our engineers are accredited by BAFE, NICEIC, or both, so you know you’re dealing with a professional that has the necessary certifications.
All our engineers stay informed of UK laws and regulations and implement changes where required, ensuring that we’re consistently delivering the right services. If you need extensive PAT testing carried out in Liverpool, you can count on us to ensure that every appliance and piece of equipment is working safely.
With UKSM, you’ll be left with assurances that you’re complying with all related UK regulations and that, crucially, your employees, tenants, visitors, etc., are all safe.
So, if you’re looking for the most professional, reliable, and cost-effective Liverpool PAT testing service, look no further than UKSM. Our team of competent, licensed, and trained electricians are NICEIC-accredited to fully complete your PAT test. We carry out all testing in line with UK law, ensuring that your electrical appliances and equipment are safe to use.
Our Liverpool electricians are always pleased to answer any questions you have, and we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience. You can get in touch using any of the details we’ve listed below.
The quickest way to contact us is to pick up the phone and call UKSM on 03330163622 to speak directly to a member of our team. You can also get in touch using a written method. Just fill out our online contact form or email [email protected], and we’ll reply to your written query as quickly as possible.
“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