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PAT Testing Surrey is the website for the PAT Testing Division of Electrical Contractors Osborne & Collins - we cover Sussex & other counties throughout the UK

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions about PAT Testing

Who needs Portable Appliance (PAT) testing?

Which items should be PAT tested?

How often should my appliances be PAT testing?

How long will the testing take?

 

Who needs Portable Appliance (PAT) testing?

The following groups of people have a duty of care to ensure the electrical equipment they provide is maintained in a safe condition and is suitable for its purpose in order to protect all persons using the premises:
employers
the self-employed
letting agents, estate agents and private landlords who let residential furnished accommodation
The following acts and regulations specify how this is to be carried out:
The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  for more information see legal requirements page

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Which items should be PAT tested?

The Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment gives detailed specifications but the following is a selection of electrical appliances that need PAT testing:
Kettle, microwave, toaster, food mixer, lamp, vacuum cleaner, fan heater, electric fire, moveable air conditioning unit, hair dryer, drill, electric screwdriver, soldering iron, refrigerator, washing machine, bathroom heater, heated towel rail, electric cooker, computer, computer monitor, printer, plotter, shredder, mail processing machine, electric typewriter, photocopier, power supply and extension lead.
As a very general statement most electrical items with a plug need PAT testing, but it is not possible or practical to provide an exhaustive list.

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How often should my appliances be PAT testing?

How often an appliance needs to be tested really depends on what it is and the environment in which it is used.
The Institute of Electrical Engineers has set out suggested initial frequencies of inspection and testing of electrical equipment as shown under frequency click here

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How long will the testing take?

It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to test a standard PC, Monitor, Printer and extension lead. Unfortunately there is no definite time scale each site is different. Please feel free to contact us for more accurate estimates.

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How many electrical appliances are there on your premises?

Portable Electrical Appliances can be a hazard - have them PAT Tested by our PAT Testing Division based in Walton on Thames Surrey but travelling throughout the UK

If you haven't PAT Tested them, any one appliance could cause a serious accident.

 Is it worth the risk?

 
 

 

Contact us now
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PAT Testing quote

 

 

* PAT Testing from 79p, subject to the number of tests

PAT Testing Surrey is the website for the PAT Testing Division of Electrical Contractors Osborne & Collins - we cover Sussex & other counties throughout the UK

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  Osborne & Collins - Pat Testing Division
  Telephone: 01932 224 751
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Address: 133A Hersham Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 1RW

  Email: info@pat-testing-surrey.co.uk   PAT: www.pat-testing-surrey.co.uk
  Electrical Contractors & Building Services: www.osborneandcollins.co.uk

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ECA - Electrical Contractors Association - Our PAT Testing is of the highest standard NQA registered - further assurance that our Portable Appliance Testing is to the highest standards

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