PAT Testing Essex
Our fully qualified and highly experienced electricians, work in domestic & commercial properties at a time t that suits you. Here at PAT Testing, we understand that in a busy environment it is not always convenient to carry out testing in working hours this is why we offer a 24 hour call out service. Our 24/7 electrical services are to the highest of quality, offering competitive prices throughout London and the surrounding areas, We operate a No call out charge policy with a response time of 30-90 Minutes* 365 days a year!*
What does PAT testing involve?
When our professional electrician arrives, they will enquire into any electrical faults. Before the electrician When our experienced 24/7 PAT testing electrician arrives, they will ask you if you are aware of any electrical faults on the appliances prior to testing. Before the electrician starts the PAT Test, they will carry out a visual inspection for:
- Damaged wiring
- Damaged or faulty plug sockets
- Damaged appliances such as overheating, burn marks or the appliance not turning on/off correctly
- Excessive wear
Once the visual electrical inspection has been completed, the test is carried out. This test includes:
- Insulation testing
- Resistance testing
- Functionally test (making sure the appliance runs correctly and has no problems)
On completion of the test a label will be stuck on the appliance with the date of the next test. If you have no register then we can create one for you. Any items that fail will be listed separately.
Areas we cover
We cover the whole of Essex including portable appliance testing in Colchester, Chelmsford, Southend-on-Sea, Braintree, Harlow, Basildon... For Pat testing in London visit Electricare. They carry out full electrical inspections and electrical fault finding.
Electrical appliances are tested:
- Where appliances are used by employees.
- Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
- Where appliances are supplied or hired.
- Where appliances are repaired or serviced.
Reasons to PAT test
PAT (portable appliance testing) should be carried out on any item which has an electrical lead and plug and is designed to be unplugged to use in different locations. There are many reasons to PAT test. If you are in charge of a business and you have multiple computers and other electrical components used on a daily basis it is in your best interest to test all appliances.
Electrical appliances can cause fires and the risk of this happening is greatly reduced by regular PAT testing. It has been stated that 1000 accidents due to electrical faults have been reported every year, while some have been fatal.