Periodic Pat Testing

periodic & PAT testing

We can offer yourselves the service of PAT (portable appliance testing) all your venue's or events equipment and periodic inspection & testing of  your venue for the fantastic price of  *£680

Contact us testing@quitescary.com

 Periodic Inspection and Testing   is offered in accordance with BS7671.

Is PAT Testing A Legal Requirement?

There is currently no strict legal requirement for PAT testing. The Government however has put regulations into place that pertain to the maintenance of electrical appliances and the most effective way to ensure that these regulations are met is through PAT testing.

The UK Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to ensure that you are 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

Not complying with the above mentioned regulations 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. So even though PAT testing itself is not legally required, it simply helps you to protect yourself by ensuring that you are complying with these regulations.

Claims that PAT testing is required by law and that the client is breaking the law by not having it done are simply not true. The law does require however that employers, including self-employed, ensure that all electrical equipment that they provide in their business 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. Even though PAT testing itself is not required by law, the consequences of electrical faults should be considered carefully.


Our City & Guilds qualified engineers will visit your premises or property at a time convenient to you and will undertake the inspection and testing in a straightforward and courteous manner.

 

 

 

After a thorough visual inspection we will carry out a comprehensive range of tests to ensure the safe operation of your fixed electrical installation.

From this information a comprehensive report is then produced which will highlight any areas that need attention.

We use the latest equipment and technology for our testing, ensuring accurate results time after time.
Additionally, our professional productive approach means the minimum amount of workplace disruption.

 Why Test?
Each year around 30 fatalities and 1000 accidents at work involving electric shock and burns are reported to the Health and Safety Executive. Many of these deaths and injuries arise from the use of poorly maintained, and unsuitable electrical equipment.

Additionally, legislation clearly sets out the need to keep electrical systems in good order. Regulation 4(2) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that:

As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.

This requires that the system be kept in a safe condition, The frequency and nature of the maintenance must be such as to prevent danger so far as is reasonably practicable. Regular inspection of equipment including the electrical installation is an essential part of any preventive maintenance programme.

We believe that the implementation of a comprehensive, written, health and safety policy, which addresses amongst other hazards, the potential risk of electric shock and burns to be an important part of workplace safety regardless of company type or size.
 

PAT Testing

We use the latest equipment and technology for our Portable Appliance Testing, ensuring accurate results time after time.
Our test engineers will arrive at a time that's convenient for you. flexitest will undertake the inspection and testing in a straightforward and courteous manner, informing you of any matters that require urgent attention.

Additionally, our professional productive approach means the minimum amount of workplace disruption.

We will also barcode all your equipment so you will have an audit and a cross reference with all tests and equipment

On completion, the data is then re-checked at our offices before being supplied to you in a format that suits your needs.

Why Test?
Each year around 30 fatalities and 1000 accidents at work involving electric shock and burns are reported to the Health and Safety Executive. Many of these deaths and injuries arise from the use of poorly maintained, and unsuitable electrical equipment.

Additionally, legislation clearly sets out the need to keep electrical systems in good order. Regulation 4(2) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that:

As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.

This requires that the system be kept in a safe condition, The frequency and nature of the maintenance must be such as to prevent danger so far as is reasonably practicable. Regular inspection of equipment including the electrical installation is an essential part of any preventive maintenance programme.

 

* price quoted on medium sized venue with 250 test items