PAT Testing Cannock
Cannock Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing Specialists
PAT Testing Cannock – The Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment was updated to the 5th Edition in autumn 2020.
Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing as it is commonly known is the approved method for complying with this Code of Practice (CoP).
PAT Testing can be contracted to an external supplier, who can provide this service and the required documentation to comply with current legislation.
In house PAT Testing can be undertaken, however most companies find that the cost of the PAT Testing instrument & annual calibration is less cost effective than using an external supplier. Training of internal personnel and allocating their time to undertake the work, becomes less efficient, when they could be working on more productive projects that add value to the business.
External PAT Testing Engineers are audited annually and are very time efficient, hence reducing downtime of critical production and IT Equipment. As PAT Testing is often on an annual or two-yearly cycle, trained internal Engineers tend to forget their training as they are not PAT Testing regularly enough. This can lead to electrical appliances being passed that are unsafe.
PAT testing for Cannock businesses
The latest test instruments also allow storage of test records to be held externally, so in the event of a fire, these can be provided by the external contractor to demonstrate that the Directors and business owners have complied with their Duty of Care” to their employees by undertaking a maintenance regime. PAT Testing documentation, in particular, the record of electrical and visual inspections provides proof of maintenance to insurance companies too.
The CoP also highlights that risk-based testing should be undertaken, and external contractors can help in determining particular risk factors of equipment and environments.
We were founded in 2005 and are a PAT Testing company based in Burton on Trent. We are not a National company, but concentrate on working in the Midlands area, covering Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire. In the Cannock area, we cover Cannock, Stafford, Rugeley, Hednesford, Penkridge, Brownhills, Burntwood, Lichfield, Shenstone, Aldridge, Walsall, Norton Canes, Chasetown, Essington, Bloxwich, Willenhall, Bilston, Darlaston, Wednesbury, Streetly, Wolverhampton and Cheslyn Hay.
TestSafe contracts range from Hairdressers in Cannock, Fabrication companies in Stafford, Welding suppliers in Rugeley, Solicitors in Hednesford, Accountants in Penkridge, Home Care in Brownhills, Engineering Suppliers in Burntwood, IT Companies in Lichfield, Safety Consultants in Shenstone, Fixing Suppliers in Aldridge, Dental Suppliers in Walsall, Pallet Companies in Norton Canes, Security Companies in Chasetown, Churches in Bloxwich, Gearbox designers in Willenhall, Import Agents in Bilston, Web Designers in Darlaston, Schools in Wednesbury, Recyclers in Streetly, Haulage companies in Wolverhampton, Manufacturers in Essington, Food Manufacturers in Cheslyn Hay, Auto Suppliers in Lichfield, Chemists in Tamworth.
Contact TestSafe today and let us take care of your PAT testing requirements.