PAT Testing Plymouth
Are you searching for a company that offers superior PAT testing services in the Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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 Go-To PAT Testing Team in Plymouth!
Here at UKSM, we understand just how important it is to find the right company when it’s time for your electrical appliances to be tested. As the go-to PAT testing services team in Plymouth, you can trust that you’re in safe and capable hands. We possess more than a decade of experience and have carried out testing services for countless clients throughout the UK.
We complete all PAT tests to the highest standards, ensuring that all steps are taken to verify the safety, or lack thereof, of each device. With the UKSM team at your beck and call, you’ll have a much easier time staying compliant with UK regulations. Our employees are all fully insured and possess impeccable knowledge, so no stone will be left unturned during any PAT test.
You can count on the UKSM team to always do what it takes to deliver exceptional service; after all, our customers are very important to us. We’ll be responsive to your needs and concerns and will work side-by-side with you, ensuring that all your requirements are met and that your electrical devices are compliant with UK law.
So, why not give us a call to hear more about what we can do for you? Or keep reading to learn more about PAT testing plymouth and why it’s important.
What is Involved in a Standard PAT Test?
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is a process in which portable electrical appliances are tested, ensuring they are working safely. The process is carried out to make certain that any electrical appliances or equipment can be used without causing harm or damage to the building. Two steps make up any PAT test – a visual inspection and a series of specialised tests using specialist tools.
During the visual inspection portion of the inspection, we will look for signs of wear and tear or damage, such as split cables, frayed wires, or signs the device is not correctly grounded. We will then use the equipment we’ve brought with us to test each device.
Tests that we run include:
- Insulation Resistance
- Earth Continuity
A polarity and earth continuity test ensures the device is working correctly and that the earth connection is present, while a check of the insulation resistance confirms whether the insulation of the device has been damaged or compromised. Once all tests have been completed, the device is certified as having passed or failed.
Any device that fails a PAT test must be removed from circulation until it can be replaced or fixed. Once fixed, the device must be re-tested, and any replacement device must also be certified before it can be legally used.
What Does a PAT Test Include?
Any portable appliance must be included in a PAT test, and a portable appliance is anything that can be unplugged and then plugged in at a different location. Examples include:
- Extension Leads
Any wireless devices, such as Bluetooth equipment, do not need to be tested, but the cables or charging docks they connect to will require testing pat. That’s because wireless devices utilise their own power supply and only connect to a main power supply to recharge.
Is PAT Testing Essential Fixed Appliance?
The UK Health and Safety Executive requires that business owners, landlords, and self-employed individuals that own a non-domestic property must 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
Failure to comply with these regulations could result in legal action or insurance claims being rejected. Incidentally, most insurance companies will offer lower insurance premiums to those that keep on top of PAT testing.
PAT testing identifies faulty electrical appliances that could pose a significant risk of electric shock, fire, or even death. By dealing with these issues, you’re protecting your employees, tenants, visitors, and the building, while also protecting yourself against liability.
Plus, by identifying these issues early, PAT testing enables you to act quickly to prevent the appliance from incurring additional damage, which could be costly to fix.
And while there is no legal requirement for homeowners to keep their electrical appliances and equipment in safe working order, it is highly recommended.
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 plymouth 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.
How Much Should a PAT Test Cost?
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 & Maintenance Plymouth
Emergency Light Testing Plymouth
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
Fire Alarm Testing Plymouth
Fire Extinguisher Testing Plymouth
Fire Risk Assessments
Fixed Wire Testing Plymouth
Electrical appliances and equipment are utilised in virtually every industry you can think of, from educational institutions like schools and colleges to hospitals, retail outlets, restaurants, offices, garages, guest houses and cafes and snack bars. So, regardless of the sector you operate in, if you require PAT testing services in Plymouth, just give UKSM a call now to get started.
UK Safety Management was founded more than a decade ago, and in that time, we’ve amassed a stellar reputation, with many customers eagerly recommending us to friends, family, and associates. We provide our services to a whole host of clients, from local authorities and housing associations to landlords and business owners.
Our team comprises more than 100 fully licensed and qualified experts, meaning we can react to jobs right across the UK. Currently, we look after more than 85,000 sites, with all operations coordinated from our head office in Leeds. In addition to the 100+ engineers we employ, we also have a further 150+ people working in various roles up and down the country. Regardless of your pat requirements, UKSM has the scale and capacity to deliver the right service and coverage at the best possible price.
What Makes Us the Best Choice for PAT Testing Plymouth?
Here at UKSM, we’re easily the company to call for high-quality PAT testing services, from providing outstanding customer service to PAT testing that’s in line with all UK laws and health and safety regulations. You’ll always be dealing with qualified and experienced individuals with the knowledge and skills to handle any request you might have.
We will never be beaten on price, either, with all our fees benchmarked against those quoted by our competitors. This ensures that you always receive the best value for money when enlisting UKSM. Furthermore, we provide a flexible service, so we can work around any schedule. And our team has access to state-of-the-art equipment and is fully versed in correct reporting techniques, ensuring any PAT test is completed to a high standard.
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