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Electrical Contractors in Folkestone, Kent
Tel: 0800 955 6202 or 01303 377 169
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PAT Testing

PAT testing is done to ensure that all electrical equipment that is classified as 'portable' is deemed safe for use. The law says that any competent person can perform it by using a PAT instrument or tester. The visual examination of each appliance, in addition to the actual PAT test, should be performed only by someone who is deemed competent.

According to PAT testing legislation, a competent person is someone who has experience or knowledge of being able to check and test appliances for safety purposes. Those with knowledge of electricity in general as well as anyone who has experience in electrical work can be deemed capable.

It is imperative that employers, landlords and self-employed individuals follow the rules to ensure that their workplaces are safe. Testing can be done by any number of PAT testing companies, or individuals can obtain certification to perform their own testing by successfully completing coursework in this field.

PAT testing is required by employers, landlords and self-employed to ensure safety of portable appliances. The Health & Safety Executive provides no set rule on PAT testing frequency, only that testing should be done regularly to ensure preventative maintenance. This is because different situations call for different measures. There are a number of factors that affect PAT testing frequency and it is up to each individual to determine when testing should be carried out.

Although there are no requirements for PAT testing frequency, there are recommendations:

Offices, Shops and Hotels - Class 1 equipment including stationary and IT equipment should be tested every 48 months. Moveable equipment such as extension leads and portable equipment should be tested every 24 months. Handheld equipment should be tested every 12 months.

Schools - All Class 1 equipment in schools should be PAT tested every 12 months. Class 2 equipment should be tested every 48 months.

Public Use Equipment - Stationary and IT equipment such as computers should be tested every 12 months. Moveable, Portable and Handheld equipment falling into Class 2 should be tested every 12 months. Moveable, Portable and Handheld equipment falling into Class 1 should be tested every 6 months.

Construction - All 110V equipment used on construction sites should be tested every 3 months.

Industrial - All industrial sites, including commercial kitchens should have Portable and Handheld equipment tested every 6 months. Stationary, IT and Moveable equipment should be tested every 12 months.

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Our aim is to offer a reliable and professional service which is also competitively priced. We may not be the cheapest PAT Testing company in the area (we are certainly not the most expensive) but we are confident that with our high levels of customer service, our free repairs and helpful and friendly engineers you will not be disappointed.

We base our prices on the number of items that you need to have tested: the more items you have, the cheaper the item price becomes. We do have a £50.00 minimum call out charge.

To get a quotation for us to carry out PAT Testing at your site simply call us on 0800 955 6202.

All of our prices include free repairs that can be carried out by our engineer on site. These include:

  • Replacement of faulty or damaged mains plug (BS1363)
  • Replacement of damaged or incorrectly rated fuses
  • Re-wiring of incorrect or lose connections in the mains plug
  • Repair to faulty cable grips in the mains plug
  • Minor repairs requiring less than ten minutes labour

Following any repair that we carry out, we will re-test the item to ensure that it is safe to use.

Our free repairs really are popular, with our engineer spending some time fixing items that otherwise would have failed, so you can keep using it. The most common faults that we find are with plugs, and our engineers carry a range of replacements with them so that the plug can be changed on site.

Call Coopson Technologies on 0800 955 6202
Coopson Technologies, Unit 6, Earlsgate Business Centre, Floor A, 11 Earls Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2HW
Tel: 0800 955 6202

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