PAT Testing Southampton
Are you searching for a company that offers superior PAT testing services in the Southampton 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 Southampton 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 Southampton, 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.
There Has Never Been a Better Southampton PAT Testing Team
When it comes to finding the right company to conduct your PAT testing in Southampton, we understand just how important it is to choose the right one. Here at UKSM, we’re dedicated to ensuring our customers receive the right level of service from trained professionals highly knowledgeable of their field. We’ve been carrying out PAT tests for more than ten years, and there’s no job we can’t handle.
All our PAT tests are carried out to the highest industry standards and in full compliance with UK regulations. Our fully insured engineers have extensive knowledge of PAT testing, and what they don’t know isn’t worth knowing. They’ll leave no stone unturned, ensuring that your electrical devices are working safely and correctly.
We always put our customers first and go the extra mile to ensure they’re left wholly satisfied. Whatever your requirements might be, you’ll find that we’ll always ensure they’re met. We work with you to ensure your PAT test is completed quickly and efficiently, leaving you with one less thing to worry about. For more details, make sure to contact our Southampton team at your earliest convenience.
The Ins and Outs of PAT Testing
So, what is a PAT test and what does it cover? Portable Appliance Testing or PAT testing plays a key part in ensuring the safety of your employees, customers, and visitors and protecting your building from damage. A PAT test ensures each electrical device is undamaged and working correctly, drastically lowering the risk of electrocution and electrical fires.
It involves a visual inspection to check for damage or wear and tear followed by a series of tests using specialised tools and equipment. These tests check critical areas, such as:
The insulation resistance is tested to ascertain whether the device’s insulation has been compromised, which could present a serious hazard to users. Checking the earth continuity and polarity confirms that the device is functioning as intended and an earth connection is present.
Devices can fail a PAT test and, when they do, they must be removed from circulation. Once repaired, it’s important for the device to be re-tested. Similarly, any replacement devices must also be tested. Our team can help should a device need fixing or replacing.
What Should be PAT Tested and What is Exempt
Devices that are typically exempt from PAT are any devices that don’t connect directly to the main power to function. This includes wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, and Bluetooth devices. However, these devices must be charged, which involves a cable or dock, and these do need to be tested.
That’s because they are classified as portable electrical devices. A portable electrical device is anything that can be unplugged, moved, and plugged in elsewhere. Crucially, the device must be plugged in to operate. This includes:
If it’s electrical and it has a power cable, it needs to be tested. If you’re unsure, contact our team and we’ll do a complete sweep, identifying and testing any eligible devices.
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 UK Safety Management team can provide 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 Makes a PAT Test so Important?
PAT tests are not mandatory for homeowners, but they are mandatory for business owners, landlords, and self-employed individuals. In short, if you’re in the UK and own a non-domestic property, you’re legally obligated to have all portable electrical devices tested to 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
Legal consequences and denial of insurance claims can result from not adhering to these regulations. Some insurance companies will even offer discounts on your insurance as PAT testing counts as a risk management aid. Regular PAT tests protect employees, visitors, tenants, customers, etc., from dangers such as electrocution or electrical fires.
And regular tests can keep your insurance premiums down while providing a safeguard for your property. While homeowners aren’t required to have PAT tests carried out, the benefits of a PAT test means that one is highly recommended for protecting your family and home. And it’s a good way to save money. For instance, an appliance might be faulty and, if the fault is picked up early, it can be fixed.
However, if left, the appliance might eventually break down, requiring that it be replaced, costing you a lot more than it would’ve done to have it fixed.
What Sort of Money Should You Expect to Spend?
You would be forgiven for thinking that the more devices you have to test, the more expensive the test will be. You’d be wrong. In fact, we at UKSM offer discounts to businesses with a lot of devices to test, making the process a lot more affordable and ensuring businesses continue to do their due diligence.
We offer flexible pricing with rates to fit every request. On average, you can expect to pay between £1.50 and £5.00 per item here in the UK. You’ll find that our rates are highly competitive, so will always be in line with what our competitors are charging.
You should be mindful of any company that offers a noticeably larger discount than their competitors. This could indicate that the workmanship is poor or that the employees aren’t correctly certified, fully trained, or experienced. With UKSM, you have assurances that all our engineers are the best at what they do.
Other factors to consider include the cost of fixing broken devices or replacing ones that are beyond repair. Rest assured that as we identify any such devices, we’ll consult with you before taking any action.
If there are any questions or concerns you have about our service or prices, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll assess your circumstances and offer you a bespoke quotation.
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)
Over the last ten years, we at UKSM have garnered an excellent reputation for delivering quality services that satisfy our clients’ requirements without breaking the bank. We count local authorities, housing associations, landlords, and business owners among those that frequently use our company.
Thanks to our team of more than 100 qualified engineers and 150+ support staff, we effectively manage more than 85,000 sites across the country. All operations are coordinated from our Leeds head office, ensuring that clients receive their PAT testing services in a timely fashion.
What Makes Our Southampton PAT Testing Team the One to Call?
We are a top-rated provider of PAT testing services in Southampton. Our team comprises of skilled professionals with extensive experience in handling various PAT testing requirements. We prioritise customer satisfaction and ensure compliance with UK regulations and health and safety standards.
Our pricing is competitive, and we offer flexible scheduling to suit your needs. We use cutting-edge equipment, and our team is well-versed in accurate reporting techniques, ensuring that every PAT test is executed to the highest 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