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PAT Testing

5* PAT Testing in Loughborough and the Surrounding areas

PAT tests reduce the likelihood of an appliance catching fire.
PAT tests ensuring electrical appliances provided to tenants in rental property are safe*
PAT tests reduce the chances of a fire in the workplace.
Regular PAT tests can save you money in the long term.

PAT is an acronym that stands for Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing).
It’s’ vitally important to ensure that all your electrical devices are tested for safety within your home or business.
Both fixed and portable appliances are required to be PAT tested. Why? Because anything electrical within your home or business is a potential safety risk, any electrical device can overheat and therefore become a fire hazard.

Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

PAT Testing frequency is paramount to ensure your home and business is safe when using electrical appliances. Although not all electrical defects can be spotted visually, the L W Cole Electrical test compliance team will find any potential danger by completing a specialist electrical appliance test.

Although PAT Testing is not a legal requirement, it is a critical part of your company’s health and safety and should be considered part of a solution to your safety concerns. In addition, if you don’t maintain your electrical appliances properly, your insurance provider may not cover your business.

Who can complete a PAT test?

Qualified electrical engineers are the only professionals able to complete a legitimate PAT test.
The L W Electrical Compliance team will check the equipment for earth continuity, insulation resistance, and lead polarity with specialist PAT testing equipment. Once the electrical device has been tested, the electrician will mark with a label that the appliance has “failed” or passed.”

Which electrical items should be PAT tested?

Any electrical item that is connected to a wall socket is a potential risk. Therefore all electrical appliances should be PAT tested. For different sectors, different devices will require testing, from drills to electric power saws. Everyday items that require testing are computers, monitors, network equipment, fridges, and microwaves in the office environment.

Do I require a PAT test for my insurance?

Insurance companies expect you to comply with Health and Safety; if you’re not maintaining your electrical appliances to a satisfactory level and can’t prove your appliances are safe – your insurer may deem your policy void. But, again, this is a benefit of PAT testing.

When a claim is made regarding any electrical accident involving portable appliances without the appropriate PAT Testing Certificate, Insurance companies may decline any claim.

Most insurance companies expect you to get electrical appliances checked annually.

Please check with your insurers to check their stipulations.

PAT Testing near me

Is your business located in the Loughborough area? Are you a landlord? We offer PAT Testing in Loughborough and surrounding areas. For a quote, please get in touch with the L W Cole Team today. We service the East Midlands for all electrical testing.


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