PAT Testing Middlesbrough
Professional PAT Testing Services From S&S Electrics
Here at S&S Electrics, we offer PAT testing services to clients throughout Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas of the North East. We’ve been carrying out PAT tests for many years now, which has allowed us to hone and develop a few of the key skills needed to carry out PAT tests to the highest possible standard. If correctly carried out, PAT testing will reduce and almost eliminate the risk of electrocution and/or fire. Now, we understand that nothing is 100% guaranteed, but compared with doing nothing and having absolutely no PAT tests completed in your property, it’s absolutely fantastic. Think about it, a business stands to lose a lot if it is affected by a fire… Certainly a lot more than calling our team to give their appliances a regular PAT test! With electrical accidents approximately 20 times more likely to kill the victim than any other types of accident, businesses can’t really afford to avoid PAT testing.
What Is PAT Testing?
PAT Testing is more commonly known as Portable Appliance Testing, and it is used to comply with the multiple health and safety legislations that have been put in place; it’s a vital part of any Health & Safety policy. PAT testing is done using a series of specialised testing procedures on your portable appliances.
What Does A PAT Test Consist Of?
The PAT testing services that S&S Electrical offer throughout Middlesbrough consist of a few steps. The steps that are involved in our PAT testing services include:
A visual inspection, checking for the following:
- Damaged plugs and equipment, including overheating, burn marks or discolouration
- Damaged flexes
- Correctly rated fuse
- Correctly wired plugs
We then carry out a series of tests (depending on the equipment class), which may include:
- Insulation resistance
- Earth continuity testing
- Polarity tests
- Earth leakage tests
How Often Should Equipment Be PAT Tested?
We’ve been carrying out PAT tests in Middlesbrough for many years now, and we’ve been able to extend our knowledge of the PAT testing industry tenfold. This has allowed us to be able to outline a few key factors relating to PAT testing, such as how often equipment should be PAT tested.
How regularly you have your appliances PAT tested depends on the risk assessment and maintenance schedule of your Middlesbrough-based business. If your business doesn’t have these documents for PAT testing, please let us know and we can help you with this.
Call S&S Electrics For PAT Testing In Middlesbrough
If you’re based in Middlesbrough or the surrounding areas and you require additional information on the PAT testing services that we offer, be sure to get in touch with our experienced team today. We’re always here to take your call, deal with any enquiries and answer any questions that you may have regarding PAT testing and the services that we provide. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in any way we possibly can.