G17 - Qualified PAT Testing
Portable Appliance Testing is vital to protect your business and its employees.
Electrical safety is not just limited to businesses, of course; landlords, pubs, hotels, teaching establishments and voluntary organisations are also responsible for ensuring the regular testing of all appliances. All portable appliances with a mains plug / lead need testing. This includes: computers, monitors and peripherals requiring mains power audio and telephone equipment requiring mains power kettles, microwave ovens and other kitchen appliances vacuum cleaners extension leads soldering irons glue guns and more.
There is currently no strict legal requirement for PAT testing, but the Government has put regulations into place that pertain to the maintenance of electrical appliances - this can be met through PAT testing. UK Health & Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to remain compliant with certain regulations including:
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
You are not breaking the law if you do not carry out PAT testing - the law does require though that employers, including self employed, ensure that all electrical equipment provided in their business is safe and properly maintained, this is where PAT testing should be considered a critical part of your company's / organisations health and safety policy
All our testing is carried out in accordance with the Institute of Electrical Engineers' (IEE) code of practice issue 4. (C&G2377)
If you would like more information and prices on PAT Testing, please get in contact with us and we will be happy to provide you a quote.
To suite most customer needs, G17 charge a standard rate for out of hours working.
This makes it easier on our customers where normal business is not interrupted.
We also replace faulty IEC leads and fuses free of charge. (3A/13A)
G17 is covered by appropriate insurance - copies on request.