Although PAT or portable appliance testing is an essential process as part of the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, it does more than just meet the rules.  It is essential for ensuring that your business and employees are kept fully functional and safe.

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Caztec North East PAT Testing Services

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We understand that it is important for you to have PAT testing performed at your premises with limited or no disruption to your business.  Our industrial electrical engineers have enough experience and know only too well how to work around you without causing you hassle or fuss.  It is our priority that you only have one engineer at one time carrying out the testing at your building.  Our engineers are fully NICEIC approved and have the necessary expertise and knowledge and are multi-disciplined, carrying out all the necessary tests and checks at one time so your business has little disturbance as possible.

Why You Should Chose Caztec For Our PAT Service

  • Convenient and fast service
  • Testing practices that take into consideration the environment
  • Full certification for Duty of Care and simplistic reporting
  • Access to fully accredited engineers nationwide

Caztec-ECA-Approved-electrical-companyAs well as our solid and reliable PAT practices, the reason our clients repeatedly use our services again and again is because we ensure that the jobs will be completed thoroughly and efficiently.

We provide a high standard PAT testing service up and down the country, so regardless of whether you are a large corporation or a small office.  We offer this service at very competitive rates.

Our team of full certified professionals are as friendly as they are qualified and will ensure that your PAT testing is performed following stipulations set out in the IET’s Code Or Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is PAT Testing?

PAT testing or Portable Appliance Testing is the method used to check equipment that is powered by a plug.  A combination of visual checks and a PAT test meter for inspection and testing is used to run these tests.

What exactly are Portable Appliances?

Any type of electrical equipment that is powered by a cable and plug connected to the mains electricity is what is considered portable appliances.  Portable appliances are usually further classified as being either

  • Hand-held
  • Portable
  • Moveable
  • IT
  • Stationary

How often am I required to have PAT testing carried out?

As PAT Testing is a crucial legal requirement, it could mean that unless you have an up to date test, the insurance on your property may be invalid.  The frequency at which you should have a PAT Tester in is recommended based on operating environment and type of equipment used and can range from every 3 months to every 48 months.

Is it required that everything that uses a plug is tested?

In order to ensure the safety of the employees operating the appliances and the operational safety of that equipment, anything that is classified as portable electrical appliances should be tested.

Should appliances be labelled to display the fact they have been tested?

After PAT tests have been completed successfully, each and every appliance should be labelled with the results of the test (whether it passed or failed) and either the date for re-testing or the examination date.

Why is it necessary for me to have my appliances PAT tested?

PAT Testing is necessary in order to ensure your company fully adheres to the Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989 and a large number of insurance companies will require it to be done before they renew or start a policy.  If these regulations are not met it can also void any existing insurance coverage your business may have.

We are one of the leading PAT Testing Companies in the North East, covering Sunderland, Newcastle Upon Tyne and Durham. Contact us here for our portable appliance testing prices.