PAT Testing Tamworth
Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing Specialists Tamworth
PAT Testing Tamworth – TestSafe offer dedicated Portable Appliance Testing, or PAT testing/plug testing as it is more commonly known in Wilnecote, Dordon, Fradley, Fazeley, Amington, Polesworth, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Atherstone, Lichfield, Shenstone, Burntwood, Brownhills and throughout Staffordshire.
We always attempt to repair or re-wire appliances where possible, rather than fail appliances. Many similar 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.
About Test Safe Ltd
We are friendly, local and competitively priced PAT Testing company, based in Burton upon Trent. Founded in 2005, TestSafe operates all over the Midlands, including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.
In, and around Tamworth we specifically cover Sutton Coldfield, Wilnecote, Dordon, Fazeley, Amington, Polesworth, Coleshill, Atherstone, Lichfield, Shenstone, Fradley, Burntwood, Brownhills.
Test Safe Ltd has completed Portable Appliance Testing programmes for more than 1500 customers throughout the Midlands region, covering all of Staffordshire, and specifically the Tamworth area.
Our customers range from hairdressers and DJ’s through to large blue chip companies in the engineering, manufacturing and industrial sectors based around Wilnecote, Dordon, Amington, Polesworth, Sutton and Fazeley. We are the preferred, trusted PAT testing supplier for businesses in the Coleshill, Atherstone, Lichfield, Shenstone, Fradley, Burntwood and Brownhills locality.
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.
Although we operate locally around the Tamworth area, 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.
We offer dedicated Portable Appliance Testing (or PAT Testing as it is more commonly known) all over Midlands. We are honest and open and pride ourselves on offering a professional, trustworthy and cost-effective service for clients of all sizes.
Many clients believe that they must have all electrical equipment inspected and tested every year. Many PAT testing companies in the Staffordshire 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 Amington, Polesworth, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Atherstone, Lichfield 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 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 Shenstone, Fradley, Burntwood, Brownhills and Tamworth 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 Tamworth based company in need of PAT testing services, get in touch with TestSafe.
We have eight dedicated, qualified engineers working for us across the Staffordshire, many of whom have been with Test Safe Ltd for over ten years. 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 are available to discuss PAT Testing with clients and offer advice and assistance. At TestSafe, 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!
PAT testing Services for Tamworth businesses
PAT stands for ‘Portable Appliance Testing’, or 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 coffee machines, monitors, printers, laptop chargers, kettles, 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.
Tamworth Portable Appliance testing Expert
Our office is based in Burton on Trent, close to Tamworth. Our headquarters are in Burton, but our Test Safe engineers provide PAT testing services to businesses across the Midlands, encompassing Staffordshire. Test Safe engineers visit businesses in Tamworth city and the wider Staffordshire area, including Atherstone, Lichfield, Wilnecote, Dordon, Fazeley, Amington, Polesworth, Sutton Coldfield, Coleshill, Shenstone, Fradley, Burntwood and Brownhills.
Businesses across Staffordshire can get in contact with TestSafe to arrange a visit to their premises to conduct PAT testing. 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.
As TestSafe have various dedicated engineers working across Tamworth, Staffordshire, you can rely on us when you need us. Contact TestSafe today and let us take the hassle out of your PAT testing needs.