Are you looking for a PAT Test in Kent?
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.
The most basic way to ensure this is by visually checking every piece of electrical equipment before use. This equipment also needs to be regularly tested in more depth by a competent engineer to confirm that is safe to remain in use . This kind of test is called Portable Appliance Test, widely known as PAT test.
Although there is no law dictating a PAT test or how often your electrical equipment should be tested, the IET recommends a frequency of testing depending the type of premises you own or are operating from. In some cases, your building or landlord’s insurance may become invalid if your equipment it’s not PAT Tested.
- Open every plug top
- Check every fuse
- Tighten every plug top terminal
- Tighten every clamp
- Check every cord
- Test earth continuity
- Test Insulation & Leakage
- Record all testing results and email them within one working day from payment
How is it done?
The process we follow is as follows:
- Step 1 Visual Inspection Your equipment will be visually checked for any defects such as overheating marks and breakages.
- Step 2 We will open the plug top to ensure the right size of fuse is installed and that the terminations are tight enough.
- Step 3 We will do a series of electrical tests to confirm continuity of earthing and the integrity of the wiring.
- Step 4 The equipment will be labelled based on the result of the test. If it passes a green label will be used, and a red label if it fails.
- Step 5 All results will be recorded and a certificate will be emailed to you within one working day after payment is received. A printed copy can be made available for an additional cost of £3 for the first 2 pages and 20p for every additional page.
There are a lot of companies out there offering PAT test for low as 50p per piece of equipment. From experience, we know that for this price it’s impossible for a company to be profitable and follow the correct testing procedure.
We charge £45 + VAT to properly test up to 20 items and £1.50 for every additional item and up to 50 items. Please inquire for larger quantities.
All plugs must be readily accessible for our engineer to test and inspect. If any piece of equipment doesn’t have its plug readily accessible it won’t be tested. If this cannot be made available before our engineer finishes testing the rest of your equipment, an additional visit will need to be booked on the additional cost of £45 + VAT.
At residential rented places, (e.g. HMOs) our standard practice is to only test equipment that is located in the communal areas ready to be tested. Our engineers are instructed to not test any items inside the bedrooms unless we are instructed otherwise.
There will be an £45 + VAT charge if there is no access to the property on the day of the testing or the appointment is cancelled or reschedule less than 2 working days before the appointment. This charge does not include any subsequent testing.
Out of hours testing
Our working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Outside of these hours we can still test your equipment. The following pricing structure will apply:
Monday to Friday from 5pm to 10pm. Saturday from 9am to 3pm
£60 + VAT for up to 20 items. £2 for each additional item.
Monday to Friday from 10pm to 7am. From Saturday 3pm to Monday 7am
£100 + VAT for up to 20 items. £3 for each additional item.