PAT Test in London

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It is imperative for businesses to have PAT testing undertaken to ensure the company complies with health and safety regulations and that all of the appliances are safe to use. Due to the high demand of PAT testing in London required we now have a higher number of engineers than ever who complete PAT testing in London and the surrounding areas.

Our PAT testing in London will be carried out by local fully trained and experienced engineers.

PAT testing in London will be undertaken to the highest standards and at very competitive rates.

We at Portable Appliance Testing London can book in PAT testing in London at a time and day to suit you.

We carry out PAT testing in London for all types of businesses, ranging from offices, to schools to construction sites to football stadiums with everything else in-between.

Any company who undergoes PAT testing in London will receive the fully completed certificate on the same day. You will also receive a report of which appliances have passed and failed and stickers will also be put on each individual appliance to indicate this.

For a FREE Portable Appliance Testing quote or to BOOK NOW, call us FREE on 0208 951 6820 / 03333 200 466 (calls to 033 are charged same as 020 and 01 numbers) or email us info@portableappliance-testing.org.uk
Our knowledgeable and helpful PAT Testing staff will be happy to help with any of your queries or job bookings.

PAT testing in London is becoming very popular due to the constant change of Health & Safety laws and Insurance demands. Most Insurers and Insurance companies will refuse you a policy until a valid, up-to-date PAT test is completed. This now means that many businesses require PAT testing in London and the surrounding areas.

Whether you need PAT testing for your small business, salon, school, shop or property we are more than happy to help. Portable Appliance Testing London specialises in PAT testing in London and we are happy to offer our services at a time and day that best suits you.

Portable Appliance Testing London offers low cost PAT testing in London, and we are always happy to welcome new clients. Our PAT testing in London services have allowed us to gain a valued reputation within small businesses and landlords.

For a FREE Portable Appliance Testing quote or to BOOK NOW, call us FREE on 0208 951 6820 / 03333 200 466 (calls to 033 are charged same as 020 and 01 numbers) or email us info@portableappliance-testing.org.uk
Our knowledgeable and helpful PAT Testing staff will be happy to help with any of your queries or job bookings.

Although PAT testing does not have its own laws and regulations it is covered by other main laws that ensure safety at work. There are four main regulations that are of specific relevance to electrical maintenance.

PAT test regulations are included in the following legislations:
– Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
– Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
– Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)1998
– Electricity at Work Regulations 1989,

The PAT test regulations included in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 state that both the employer and employee have a duty of care to ensure the safety of anyone using the premises. This means that regular checks should be made to ensure the premises is safe and not posing a threat in any way.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 relate to PAT test regulations because this legislation ensures that all health and safety risks are depleted. This legislation states that:

“Every employer shall make suitable and sufficient assessment of:
(a) the risks to employees which exposed to whilst at work, and
(b) the risks to ensure the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him or his undertaking”

PAT test regulations associated with PUWER 1998 ensure that most risks that can occur due to work equipment are covered. PUWER 1998 only applies to work equipment used by workers at work including equipment connected to an electrical energy source.

“Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.”

The PAT test regulations involved with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 ensure that all electrical equipment in all work situations are tested and inspected. The EAW Regulations 1989 applies to all electrical equipment used in or associated with places of work.

“As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger”
“‘Electrical Equipment’ includes anything used, intended to be used or installed for use, to generate, provide, transmit, transform, rectify, convert, conduct, distribute, control, store, measure or use electrical energy.”

For a FREE Portable Appliance Testing quote or to BOOK NOW, call us FREE on 0208 951 6820 / 03333 200 466 (calls to 033 are charged same as 020 and 01 numbers) or email us info@portableappliance-testing.org.uk
Our knowledgeable and helpful PAT Testing staff will be happy to help with any of your queries or job bookings.

PAT test certificates are issued after a PAT test has been carried out. It is important to have a PAT test to ensure the business premises is safe and coincides with current legislations.

If a Health and Safety inspector visits your business they will generally ask to see some documentation as proof that a PAT test has been carried out and that all appliances are safe to use. PAT test certificates are usually issued with a detailed report stating which appliances have failed or passed.

All PAT test certificates will include brief details of the inspection carried out. The information generally included will be:

- The name of the business where the PAT test was completed
– The address of the business where the PAT test was completed
– The name and address of the company that completed the PAT test
– An expiry date (usually 6 or 12 months)
– An authorised signature.

PAT test certificates will not include details of each individual appliance tested. This is only included in the detailed report. Unlike the PAT test certificates, the detailed report is not always issued. Some PAT testing companies will only send out a detailed report if requested to do so by the manager of the business.

As well as PAT test certificates, labels are attached to each appliance to show whether they have passed or failed. However, this is usually not enough to prove a PAT has been completed. This is because the labels are easy to get hold of and anyone can attach them to an appliance.

For a FREE Portable Appliance Testing quote or to BOOK NOW, call us FREE on 0208 951 6820 / 03333 200 466 (calls to 033 are charged same as 020 and 01 numbers) or email us info@portableappliance-testing.org.uk
Our knowledgeable and helpful PAT Testing staff will be happy to help with any of your queries or job bookings.

There is a statutory requirement for landlords to maintain electrical appliances under their control in a safe condition. These are outlined in The Consumer Protection Act 1987 and The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

The Consumer Protection Act 1987 – If you let a property you are deemed as a “supplier” (supplying goods to the tenant) Therefore applicable to the safety of any electrical appliances (portable or fixed-wired) made available for use by the tenant

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 “A self-employed person is an individual who works for gain or reward otherwise than under a contract of employment whether or not he employs others.” A tenant is a person affected by the landlords operations- in essence the electrical regulations directed at employers will also apply to landlords, their premises and their tenants.

In summary, a landlord has duties both as a ‘supplier of goods’ and as the ‘person responsible’ for an electrical installation. As a ‘supplier of goods’ they are responsible for ensuring goods are checked before the tenant takes them over and as a ‘person responsible’ they must uphold an adequate system of maintenance. A landlords electrical safety certificate will show evidence that these have been complied with

Failure to comply with Safety Regulations is considered a criminal offence, carrying a maximum penalty of a £5,000 fine and/ or 6 months imprisonment. This is why it is imperative to have a landlords electrical certificate completed in order to be able to show you took reasonable steps to avoid committing an offence.
You should always ensure you employ a competent person who is knowledgeable, experienced and well trained to undertake your landlords electrical safety certificate.

A landlords electrical safety certificate is issued after a routine check to confirm the correct wiring, correct earthing and the correct operation of safety devices. A visual survey of the electrical power points, light switches, earth bonding and fuse box is also included in the landlords electrical safety certificate.

It is recommended to have a landlords electrical safety certificate carried out annually or at a change of tenancy (if sooner).

A landlords electrical safety certificate is an important part of any landlords health and safety policy.
A landlords electrical safety certificate is required for the portable appliances you use everyday in the home for example a kettle or microwave.

To be able to show you took steps to comply with the regulations and to adhere to your requirements regarding electrical appliance maintenance we recommend booking in an annual landlords electrical safety certificate.

For a FREE Portable Appliance Testing quote or to BOOK NOW, call us FREE on 0208 951 6820 / 03333 200 466 (calls to 033 are charged same as 020 and 01 numbers) or email us info@portableappliance-testing.org.uk
Our knowledgeable and helpful PAT Testing staff will be happy to help with any of your queries or job bookings.