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UK Pat Testing

Combining Low PAT Testing Prices With a Professional Service

UK Pat Testing

We offer a highly professional reliable PAT Testing Service across the North East of England. We are aware companies need to budget carefully so we aim to keep our PAT testing costs low. With a minimum charge of just £60.00 for onsite work and costs from as little as 95p per item which includes an annual same day certificate. We are one of the most competitive in the industry. Call Dave Today on 01751 481 975 for a quote.

Portable appliance testing, commonly known as PAT testing, is a way of checking your electrical equipment to see if it is safe and is vital to protect your business and its employees.

By regularly carrying out PAT Testing you can ensure compliance with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, which requires that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.

PAT Testing Services for Business and Employers

As a business and employer, you have a duty to prevent any harm coming to your employees and customers. A PAT testing (Portable appliance testing) is one of the ways that you can comply with this obligation. Failure to implement a programme of regular appliance testing can also have implications for your insurance policy should an electrical related injury claim be made.

Insurance companies assume that when giving insurance cover to a business, the owners of that business are complying with all regulations necessary. An insurance company may reduce, delay or even refuse to pay on a claim for damage if an appliance that has not been tested has caused the damage.

Electricity at work regulations 1989 Regulation 4 (2): ‘As may be necessary to prevent danger all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent so far as is reasonably practicable such danger.’

To meet the requirements of the 1989 Electricity at work regulations, it is widely regarded to be necessary to implement a programme of planned inspection and testing of portable appliances.

In the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974, all employers have a legal duty to provide safe plant and equipment and every employer must ensure that equipment must be maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and good repair.

PAT Testing Regulations on Electrical Appliances for Landlords

Anyone who lets residential accommodation as a business activity (such as houses, flats and bedsits, holiday homes, caravans and boats) and is acting as Landlord, is required by law to ensure the equipment they supply as part of the tenancy is safe. This can be done easily through our PAT testing for landlords service.

As a landlord, you have a duty to prevent harm to your tenants from electrical appliances that you supply. Portable appliance testing is widely regarded as being the best way of complying with this obligation. Without a programme of planned appliance testing and maintenance, you could be legally liable for damages resulting from your untested appliances. This covers all portable appliances that you supply, including fridges and freezers, microwave ovens, televisions and vacuum cleaners.

The Housing Act 2004 (England and Wales) provides for a safe and healthy environment for any potential occupiers, or visitors, from an electrical perspective this includes portable electric equipment. The condition of associated leads and plugs of portable appliances should also be taken into account in the assessment if they are provided as part of a rented dwelling. Portable Appliance Testing is one way of ensuring equipment is safe for continued use.

Guidance from Communities and Local Government (CLG) indicates that when accommodation is re-let, the electrical appliances will be classed as being supplied to that tenant for the first time, and should therefore be re-checked.

The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, mandatory since 1 January 1997, state that all electrical appliances supplied with let accommodation must be safe. This applies to both new and second-hand appliances and covers all electrical items supplied for the intended use of the Tenant. The only sure method of ensuring that these appliances are safe is to have them tested by a trained competent person using the appropriate calibrated portable appliance testing equipment.

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