PAT Testing

Did You Know…

The UK Health and Safety Executive, along with most insurance companies, will expect you to perform PAT testing on all electrical equipment to ensure that you are compliant with the following:
* Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974
* The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989
* The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998
* The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999

Not complying with the above can result in fines up to £5,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Fines have been seen to go as high as £20,000 and offences heard in the Crown Court have carried sentences of more than 2 years imprisonment in additional to unlimited financial penalties.

Meekol can provide full PAT testing services for your business with full legal documentation to help keep your business safe, legal and protected.

1 – Introduction

Our engineer will visit your site and introduce themselves to the site contact and explain the reason for the visit and what will happen.

2 – Familiarisation

Our engineer will confirm the location of all electrical appliances throughout the building which you would like testing.

3 – Service

Our engineer will then complete the necessary PAT testing on all appliances which you have elected to be checked. 

4 – Update

Following the service our engineer will discuss with the site contact any issues which may have been found.   Items which pass the test will have a green “Pass” sticker applied and any items which fail will have a red “Fail” applied.  

5 – Report

Following our site visit you will receive a full report of all appliances tested along with their Pass or Fail status.  This is an important document and should be kept safe.

6 – Remind

We will contact you again in approximately eleven months time to remind you of the following years service requirement and arrange a suitable time to attend site.

PAT Testing FAQs

What is PAT Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing (routinely known as PAT Testing) is the process of routinely checking the electrical safety of appliances by carrying out a series of checks and tests to ensure their electrical safety.

Is PAT Testing a legal requirement?

PAT Testing is not a legal requirement in itself however the law does require employers to ensure all electrical equipment is safe and properly maintained.  This means that PAT testing is a critical part of your company’s health and safety and should be considered part of a solution to your safety concerns. 

PAT testing provides the most effective way to identify defects that can come with use. Faults in electrical equipment pose a potential hazard, particularly if they are not repaired readily. 

How often do items need to be PAT Tested?

PAT Testing is generally carried out once per year however this frequency may vary due to a number of factors such as the environment which the appliance is in, its use and likelihood of damage.  Please contact us for further information and advice.

Does PAT Testing affect insurance cover?

Most insurance companies will expect a valid PAT testing certificate to be in place for a business premises.  Failure to have items PAT tested may adversely affect your insurance cover in the event of a claim.

Will the testing be disruptive to my business?

Our engineers will work with you to ensure the minimum disruption occurs during the testing process to ensure impact on your business is minimal.  Out of hours visits can also be arranged if this would be beneficial.

What areas do Meekol cover for PAT Testing?

Meekol cover the whole of the North East of England including Sunderland, Newcastle, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough.  We also provide coverage further afield on our regular service runs.  If your site is outside of the North of England please contact us to be added to our next service run in your area. 

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