If you take your health and safety obligations seriously, then surely deciding to engage the services of a professional Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) company really is one of the easiest decisions you will make this year. Frequent and competent PAT testing is one of the simplest steps you could make to reduce the risk of fire. In fact we feel it is fair to say PAT testing should be an integral part of your overall health and safety policy.
Many company insurance policies are today stipulating the requirement of frequent PAT testing to be carried out by a competent and regulated third party in order for the terms of your building insurance policy to remain valid after the event of fire. If you are unfortunate enough to be the victim of fire, a failure to prove PAT testing has been carried out may mean your insurance cover is invalid.
Choose North West Fire Solutions for utter piece of mind!
Choosing North West Fire Solutions as your competent PAT testing supplier will go some way to meeting your legal responsibilities under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 should your building become subject to HSE inspection. Indeed the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 at Regulation 4 (2) states you must take such measure ‘as may be necessary to prevent danger all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent so far as is reasonably practicable such danger.’ Frequent PAT testing would certainly be one such step!
Our PAT testing engineer can arrange to visit your premises and ensure all portable electrical appliances are tested correctly and usually our visit does not last for more than a few hours, depending on the number of appliances stored on your premises. The swift nature of our visit will ensure your business carries on as normal, without any undue disruption.
Once our engineer has completed the task of carrying out PAT testing a fully written up ‘frequency report’ and ‘safety certificate’ will be made available. Our PAT testing engineer will carry out testing with full reference to the HSE’s Regulatory Standards and Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPS), and the most recent edition of the IET Code of Practice.
What PAT testing entails
Our PAT testing service will have reference to the below factors:
- Combined Inspection and Testing
- Electricity checks
- User checks
- Fire hazards
- Burn hazards
- Visual inspection
What our testing covers
Typically the testing our engineer will carry out will cover both 230V and 110V appliances and includes:
- Other ICT Equipment
- IC Cords
- Extension leads
- Kitchen appliances
- Communication devises
All items which we test will be fully labelled to denote each item’s pass status (either PASS or FAIL) and the date of last inspection.
Servicing schools, hospitals, hotels and restaurants
North West Fire Solutions carry out PAT testing for a full range of private companies and public organisations, both big and small. A non-exhaustive list of past and current customers who engage our PAT testing services includes:
- Bars, restaurants and nightclubs
- Hotels & cinemas
- Office based businesses
- Private landlords
- Care homes
- Schools, colleges and universities
- Vehicle Inspection
Call today on 0151 665 0124 for a no-strings quote
Call North West Fire Solutions today on 0151 665 0124 for a no-strings quote. Our engineer will take you through an initial assessment and will determine the duration of our call-out which is required.
Typically PAT testing must be carried out yearly, although the period will vary depending upon your working environment.
Call today for PAT testing services if you are based in Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire, North Wales or Lancashire.