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PAT Testing Derby

Derby Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing Specialist

PAT Testing Derby - TestSafe Ltd are a PAT Testing company covering Derby with over 15 years’ experience.  As proven Portable Appliance Testing experts we help clients manage their maintenance of electrical appliances, ensuring compliance with health & safety legislation.

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PAT testing Derby.

TestSafe offer dedicated Portable Appliance Testing, or PAT testing/plug testing as it is more commonly known throughout Derbyshire.  Our client base numbers over 1500 customers, ranging from mobile DJ’s & through to Blue chip companies.

We attempt to repair or re-wire appliances where possible, rather than fail appliances.  Many companies will fail equipment as it allows them to complete the job more quickly, however this is false economy for the client as they must spend more on replacing assets.

PAT testing for Derby businesses

PAT stands for ‘Portable Appliance Testing’.  PAC Testing is also commonly referred to.  A portable appliance is any appliance with a plug that draws power from a wall socket.  Portable appliances require regular testing to ensure they are safe for use.  Items that require PAT testing include appliances, such as monitors, printers, laptop chargers, coffee machines, photocopiers and vending machines.  Equipment in workshops also require PAT Testing as they also connect to wall sockets with plugs.  These Plugs & Sockets may be 415V, or 230V and specialist adaptors are used to complete the PAT Test. Flexible leads must also undertake PAT Testing as they are also connected to the electricity supply.

A PAT test is a routine inspection of certain types of electrical appliance, to check that they comply with the legislation and that they are safe to use.  The purpose of PAT testing is to prevent electrical accidents or fire that might result from faulty electrical equipment in the workplace.  A full PAT test at a business premises should include visual inspection and electrical tests on all appliances using specialist PAT testing equipment.  These include earth continuity and insulation tests with additionally polarity tests for flexible cables.

After PAT testing, every appliance should be classed as passed or failed.  A sticker can be applied to appliances that are compliant and have passed the PAT test.

It is particularly important to produce a register of appliances that have undertaken PAT Testing.  The electrical tests are detailed and are proof that PAT Testing has been undertaken and is a demonstration of maintaining the appliances to the current legislation.  The register is also an asset register of electrical equipment.

About TestSafe

We are friendly, local and competitively priced PAT Testing company, based in Burton upon Trent.  TestSafe was founded in 2005 and we operate all over the Midlands, including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

In the Derby area we cover Alfreton, Allenton, Allestree, Alvaston, Belper, Chaddesden, Chellaston, Darley Abbey, Duffield, Heanor, Heatherton Village, Ilkeston, Litchurch, Littleover, Little Chester, Mackworth, Markeaton, Mickleover, New Zealand, Normanton, Oakwood, Osmaston, Pear Tree, Pride Park, Ripley, Shelton Lock, Sinfin, Spondon, Sunny Hill, Wilmorton and more.

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Portable appliance testing Derby.

We have built a reputation for helping our clients across the Midlands to manage their maintenance of electrical appliances, ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation.

TestSafe has completed PAT testing programmes for over 1500 customers throughout the Midlands region, covering all of Derbyshire, and the Derby, Ripley, Alfreton and Ilkeston areas.

Our customer base is varied and ranges from DJ’s and hairdressers in Ripley through to large blue chip companies in the engineering, manufacturing and industrial sectors based around Heanor and Ilkeston.  We are the preferred, trusted PAT testing supplier for businesses in the Derby, Ripley, Alfreton, Heanor and Ilkeston locality.

We offer dedicated Portable Appliance Testing (or PAT Testing as it is more commonly known) all over the East and West Midlands.  We are open and honest and pride ourselves on offering a trustworthy and professional, cost-effective service for clients of all sizes.  Think of us as a dedicated MOT tester for your electrical equipment!

Many clients believe that they must have all electrical equipment inspected and tested every year.  Many PAT testing companies in the Derbyshire area trade on this false premise, to ensure that they have repeat business every year.  Annual PAT testing is not required by regulation and can actually cause damage to equipment - moving and disconnecting IT equipment and other large appliances for PAT testing can cause damage which costs businesses money, together with downtime caused by failures and the cost of testing.  Businesses across Derby, Ripley, Alfreton, Belper, Ilkeston and Derbyshire trust us to complete their PAT testing in the most cost-effective way for the business.

Many companies will fail equipment as it allows them to complete the job more quickly, however this is false economy for the client as they must then spend more on replacing assets needlessly.  Our clients across the East and West Midlands come back to us time and time again for their PAT testing, as we represent better value for money and they know they can trust us.  We are the go-to PAT testing company for businesses in Ripley, Ilkeston, Alfreton, Belper and Derby city.

We help companies determine the appropriate frequency of testing, based on a risk-based assessment, that is recommended by the Institution of Engineering & Technology.  If you are a Derby based company in need of PAT testing services, get in touch with TestSafe.

We have eight dedicated, qualified engineers working for us across the Midlands, many of whom have been with Test Safe for over ten years.  Our engineers work across Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and the East & West Midlands and they get to know our clients.  This means they can get the job done efficiently, as they are familiar with site layouts and are trusted to work safely and methodically with minimal disruption.

Our five office-based staff in Burton on Trent are available to discuss PAT Testing with clients and offer advice and assistance.  At Test Safe, we guarantee a dedicated office contact to handle your account, who will remind you when re-testing is due so your business can remain complaint.  This means you can leave the management of your PAT Testing regime with us – it’s one less thing to worry about!

Although we operate locally around the Midlands areas of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire, we are certified by all the relevant national bodies.  We are regularly assessed by NAPIT (the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers), who audit our team of expert engineers for technical capability and our internal procedures for technical compliance too.

PAT testing in north Derby areas Belper, Ripley, Alfreton, Ilkeston & Heanor

Our office is based in Burton on Trent, close to Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.  Our headquarters are in Burton, but our Test Safe engineers provide PAT testing services to businesses across the Midlands, encompassing Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire.  Test Safe engineers visit businesses in the Derby city and wider Derby and Derbyshire areas, including Belper, Ripley, Alfreton, Ilkeston and Heanor.

Businesses across Derbyshire can get in contact with Test Safe to arrange a visit to their premises to conduct PAT testing if they are based in Belper, Ripley, Heanor, Ilkeston, Alfreton or the surrounding areas.  Our friendly team will visit your business premises and carry out all the relevant PAT testing that your business requires to meet regulations and operate safely.

Here at TestSafe, we have eight dedicated engineers working across the Belper, Ripley, Alfreton, Ilkeston and Heanor areas, so clients can rely on us when they need us.  Contact us today and let TestSafe take your PAT testing in hand.

For Fast & Efficient Portable Appliance (PAT) Inspection & Testing throughout Derbyshire Call TestSafe Today on 01283 229873.

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- TestSafe is a NAPIT, Safecontractor and Trustmark approved company
- £10 Million Employers Liability Insurance & £500,000 Professional Indemnity Insurance
- Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (ITEE) Specialists
- We can take responsibility for combined visual inspection and testing of your portable appliances using the very latest, calibrated instrumentation
- We provide detailed test reports and certification for compliance with regulations and insurance. Also providing an electrical appliance asset register
- TestSafe PAT testing brings you peace of mind that you have complied with your "Duty of Care"
- We GUARANTEE to remind you of retest dates – Leave it to US!

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Telephone: 01283 229873