PAT Test in London

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PAT testing price guide indicating prices for specific groups:

Landlords and Small businesses PAT testing price guide:
£45 (Up to 20 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £1.25 per test)

Medium Businesses and HMOs PAT testing price guide:
£79 (Up to 50 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £0.85 per test)

Large Businesses PAT testing price guide:
£199 (Up to 200 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £0.80 per test)

Warehouses and workshops PAT testing price guide:
£499 (Up to 550 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £0.75 per test)

For 2000+ appliances please call for a quote.

All PAT testing price in the price guide exclude VAT at the current rate of 20%.

Why choose Portable Appliance Testing London?

• We replace faulty plugs and fuses free of charge
• You will receive a full report and certificate on site
• We cover all of London, Greater London, Surrey and surrounding areas
• Free pass or fail labels for appliances
• Timely reminder when your appliances need retesting
• Full visual inspection with a written report
• No hidden charges
• Qualified and competent engineers
• Proven track record
• Free no obligation quotes

PAT testing price guide indicating prices for specific groups:

How much is PAT testing for Landlords and Small businesses?
£45 (Up to 20 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £1.25 per test)

How much is PAT testing for Medium Businesses and HMOs?
£79 (Up to 50 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £0.85 per test)

How much is PAT testing for Large Businesses?
£199 (Up to 200 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £0.80 per test)

How much is PAT testing for Warehouses and workshops?
£499 (Up to 550 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £0.75 per test)

To find out how much PAT testing is for 2000+ appliances please call for a quote.

All PAT testing prices exclude VAT at the current rate of 20%.

Why choose Portable Appliance Testing London?

• We replace faulty plugs and fuses free of charge
• You will receive a full report and certificate on site
• We cover all of London, Greater London, Surrey and surrounding areas
• Free pass or fail labels for appliances
• Timely reminder when your appliances need retesting
• Full visual inspection with a written report
• No hidden charges
• Qualified and competent engineers
• Proven track record
• Free no obligation quotes

Below is a list of PAT testing charges:

Landlords and Small businesses PAT testing charges:
£45 (Up to 20 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £1.25 per test)

Medium Businesses and HMOs PAT testing charges:
£79 (Up to 50 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £0.85 per test)

Large Businesses PAT testing charges:
£199 (Up to 200 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £0.80 per test)

Warehouses and workshops PAT testing charges:£499 (Up to 550 appliances)
(Additional items are charged at £0.75 per test)

For 2000+ appliances please call for a quote.

All PAT testing charges exclude VAT at the current rate of 20%.

Why choose Portable Appliance Testing London?

• We replace faulty plugs and fuses free of charge
• You will receive a full report and certificate on site
• We cover all of London, Greater London, Surrey and surrounding areas
• Free pass or fail labels for appliances
• Timely reminder when your appliances need retesting
• Full visual inspection with a written report
• No hidden charges
• Qualified and competent engineers
• Proven track record
• Free no obligation quotes

It is highly recommended that electrical equipment is PAT tested because it is an important sector of health and safety policies which contain legal and technical requirements. It has been recorded by the Health & Safety Executive that 25% of all reported electrical accidents are a result of a faulty portable appliance, which is why it is required for appliances to be PAT tested. It is important that appliances have been PAT tested because it maintains health and safety at work. PAT tests depend on the risk of the equipment becoming faulty. It is important that businesses have their equipment PAT tested to ensure that staffs are not harmed or at danger by any electrical equipment within a business premises.

The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) state that appliances which should be PAT tested are “any electrical item which is intended to be moved whilst connected to an electrical supply”. The IEE Code of Practice highlights regulations on which type of appliance needs to be PAT tested because the type of tests carried out varies depending on the size and usage of an appliance. An appliance which weighs less than 18kg has to be PAT tested to ensure that a portable appliance is able to move from one place to another whilst in use.

Equipment is PAT tested by a qualified portable appliance tester/trained PAT tester and there are several procedures involved when an appliance needs to be PAT tested. One way how an appliance is PAT tested is when a PAT tester visually scrutinizes an appliance, in particular the plug and cables will need to be PAT tested in order to recognise signs of hazard. This is an affective method of having equipment PAT tested because according to the HSE this approach can find more than 90% of faults. An additional approach of how to have an appliance PAT tested is through user checks. This procedure is when users are advised on how to avoid any potential danger, for example, a frayed cable or cracked plug. If this is the case then the individual is advised that the plug is not to be tampered with.

Appliances can be PAT tested through a formal inspection, there are certain signs to be aware of:
• Wreckage of the mains plug
• Overheating
• Damage to external casing of the equipment, or loose parts and/or screws

Appliances which have been PAT tested should also contain removal of the plug cover and an analysis of:

• The cord grip has a tight hold of the outer part of the cable
• The Live, Neutral and Earth wires are attached to the correct terminals
• No visible bare wires
• Tight and secure screwing of the terminal screws
• Signs of internal drainage

When appliances are being PAT tested a label will be applied on each appliance signifying whether the appliance has failed or passed, along with a PAT test certificate if the property passes.

Landlords should have the electrical supplies in their properties PAT tested on a regular basis, especially if they are renting their property through an estate agent. A landlord must provide evidence (certificate) to show that the property has been PAT tested, in order to ensure that appliances for their tenants are safe to use. For factories, schools and other places of education completion of having appliances PAT tested may prevent fires and injuries which is why portable appliances need to be tested.

An electrical appliance inspection is important because it is indefinite that electrical equipment will continue to operate correctly. When an electrical appliance is brought onto a property, it is the owner or employer’s responsibility to ensure that it functions safely and an inspection is strongly recommended. For portable electrical equipment the inspection should include an inventory and a recorded visual inspection.

Electrical appliances to consider an inspection for are:

• A domestic appliance, for example, kettles and vacuum cleaners
• Extension leads
• Mains-powered electrical appliances brought onto the premises, e.g. radio

By law it is imperative for landlords and employers to ensure that all electric appliances and systems are safe and an inspection is completed. There are approximately 2,200 electrical fires in homes in the UK, even though the majority of these houses are insured; only a property which has had an electrical appliance inspection will be covered by their insurers. If a property had an electrical appliance inspection it would reduce the amount of fires exceptionally and show that the owner or employer had acted responsibly towards the safety of the property and tenants. An electrical appliance inspection reduces risks and possible problems which may otherwise cause injury or damage to properties and even prosecution. A hand held electrical appliance which is connected to the electricity supply, or intended/capable of being moved whilst connected to the electricity supply would need to be attached to a plug and socket, which would need to undergo an inspection. Legislations state that all employers and employees are responsible to ensure all electrical installations and equipment used is safe.

It is vital that all necessary precautions are taken to diminish the risk of injury resulting from electrical failure; this is evident through the procedure of electrical appliance inspection. An electrical appliance inspection should be carried out if the owner of a property is a landlord, licensing authority etc, so that there are no liabilities on behalf of them. It may also be necessary to have an electrical appliance procedure in order to comply with the IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition, or if you have recently bought a business/workplace in which case it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure the installation is safe and there are no electrical faults.