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What is PAT Testing?
PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) testing is a process that involves checking the safety of electrical appliances that can be moved, such as computers, kettles, and power tools. The purpose of PAT testing is to identify any potential electrical hazards that could cause harm to people or damage to property.
What happens with a PAT test?
During a PAT test, a qualified technician will perform a series of checks on each appliance, including visual inspections and electrical tests. In addition, a PAT test will determine whether the appliance is safe to use, needs repair, or needs replacement.
Why is PAT testing important?
PAT testing is important for businesses and organisations to guarantee the safety of their employees and visitors. In the United Kingdom, it is a legal requirement for certain types of businesses to carry out PAT testing regularly.
How often should we get PAT tested?
The PAT testing frequency depends on the appliance type and usage. For example, some appliances require testing every six months, while others only need testing every few years. Therefore, we recommended that businesses conduct regular PAT testing to ensure the safety of their employees and customers.
How much does PAT testing cost?
The cost of PAT testing can vary depending on several factors, such as the number of appliances that require testing, the location, and the complexity of the testing required.
On average, PAT testing for businesses in the UK can range from £1 to £3 per appliance. However, this cost can increase depending on the size of the business and the number of appliances that require testing.
We recommend obtaining a quote from our Stoke-on-Trent commercial electricians to determine the exact cost for your business.
Can I carry out a pat test myself?
In the United Kingdom, it is very much so legal for individuals to carry out PAT testing themselves if they have the necessary knowledge, skills, and equipment. However, we recommended that individuals who wish to carry out PAT testing have appropriate training and qualifications to ensure accurate safety testing.
PAT testing requires specialised equipment, such as a PAT tester, and an understanding of electrical safety regulations and testing procedures. It is also important to know how to interpret test results accurately and determine whether an appliance is safe.
If you need the necessary skills or equipment to carry out PAT testing, we recommend contacting our qualified PAT testing electricians to perform the testing.
What is PAT Testing for Landlords?
PAT testing is also important for landlords who rent out properties, as they have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their tenants. Landlords must ensure that all electrical appliances in their rental properties are safe and comply with UK regulations.
How often should landlords get PAT tested?
Landlords should have all electrical appliances tested before the start of each new tenancy and regularly after that. We advise appliances to be PAT tested at least every five years or when a change in tenancy occurs, whichever is sooner.
How can Landlords get PAT testing?
Landlords can contact Mir Electricals for a quote for our PAT testing service. We are NICEIC approved company with highly experienced and qualified electricians who carry out PAT testing to ensure appliances are tested correctly and meet safety standards.
Design, Install and Maintain
We carry out all aspects of Electrical Design, Installation and Maintenance throughout various sectors. With Coverage around Staffordshire we have worked both as a main contractor and as specialist sub-contractors on large refurbishment and new build projects. Work includes;
- Home rewires
- Consumer unit changes
- Switches and socket changes.
- Electrical safety inspections.
- Cooker installs
- Outdoor power
- Shop fitouts
- Car park lighting
- Dental surgery
- Care homes
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Very knowledgeable, highly skilled & professional. The full re-wire was carried out quickly and to a high specification at very competitive prices. I Will definitely use Mir Electrical again should the need arise.
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Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire