Electrical PAT Test
Are you looking for an electrical PAT test in Lincolnshire? If you are in the Spalding area and require an electrical service for your home or business, Robert Bowman Electrical Contractor has over 30 years of experience within the electrical industry.
Robert Bowman Electrical Contractor offer a comprehensive and versatile range of services for domestic and commercial clients throughout the local area.
Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our business; we have consistently delivered a high quality of service to our customers, regardless of how large or small the project is.
We pride ourselves in offering an honest and reliable service at a competitive price. Over the years, we have built an outstanding reputation as one of the leading electrical specialists in and around Spalding.
One of the many services that we offer is PAT Testing. An abbreviation of Portable Appliance Testing, the term is used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment within residential or commercial properties.
PAT testing is a routine check that should generally be done annually, with varying intervals of public building and facilities such as schools and offices.
According to The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, all electrical equipment which has the potential to cause injury (for example shocks or burns) needs to be maintained so that they are safe for use.
In some cases, electrical safety defects are easy to spot by simple visual inspection. However, there are internal faults which we can only diagnose via specialist tests, carried out by our qualified professionals.
Domestic PAT Testing
Most residential properties which use theses services are rental properties; it is part of the landlord’s responsibilities to ensure safe living conditions for the tenants and occupants of the dwelling. Private homes are of course eligible for PAT testing; although there is no legal requirement have a PAT test. It is often required to maintain your home insurance policy.
Commercial PAT Testing
Whether you have a small office or manage a large business complex, PAT testing is essential for maintaining electrical safety in the workplace. The green label usually shows the test date and number of the appliance and the name of the company or person that carried out the test.
Once a PAT test has been completed, the electrician will provide a PASS rating. You will often find the signature green PASS sticker on the plugs of electrical appliances such as computers and monitors, including white goods in workplace kitchens, such as microwaves and kettles.
What should be PAT tested?
By definition, all portable appliances should be PAT tested; however, the description of “portable appliance” can be a little misleading. Any electrical appliance which has a removable plug socket can be considered a portable appliance, including those usually fixed in places, such as washing machines and electric cookers.
Here is a list of what is vital to include during an inspection:
Such as dishwashers, vending machines, and refrigerators.
Examples include computers, printers, photocopiers, and monitors.
This generally includes TVs, speakers, and portable heaters.
These are usually smaller appliance such as kettles and toasters.
Such as hairdryers, chargers for power tools etc.
Fixed equipment such as hand dryers should also be PAT tested.
As they are highly portable, they are at a higher risk of being damaged while being transported and used in different locations.
Portable appliance testing services
If you require the services of Robert Bowman Electrical Contractor, we will arrange a time to suit you and visit your property. We will carry out a detailed inspection of all the portable electrical appliances.
Once we have completed all our checks, we will give you a detailed report; each item tested will be listed. The report will also include the next date for your annual inspection. We will also give you a full Certificate of Compliance.
If during our visit, any appliance fails its investigation, we will provide a comprehensive record that shows the reasons why. We will also detail the recommendations for any remedial action.
We have over 30 years of experience in offering this service to our customers, and so you can depend on us to do a thorough job. All of our electrical engineers are fully qualified and registered for your peace of mind.
If you would like any more information about PAT testing in Spalding and Lincolnshire, then please call our team on 07850 702193. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.