PAT testing in London
If you or your business require PAT testing in London, then you’re in the right place. At Reaction Group we provide a professional and comprehensive PAT testing service for businesses in and around London.
PAT testing in London – the basics
PAT testing or Portable Appliance testing covers the testing on portable electrical appliances within a premises and should be carried out by a competent PAT testing engineer. Common examples of tested appliances include PCs, printers, kitchen equipment and handheld construction equipment like drills.
Although there are currently no legal requirements for PAT testing to be performed within the workplace; there is a duty of care when it comes to electrical safety and employers, landlords and the self-employed are expected to take reasonable measures to prevent danger.
Therefore, by organising regular PAT tests at your business in London will help keep your employees or residents safe by reducing potential issues that may arise.
Did you know over 25% of all fires in the workplace are linked to a malfunction of either a piece of electrical equipment, wiring, or both.
What happens during a PAT Test in London
A PAT testing London engineer will conduct visual and electrical tests when carrying out portable appliance testing. The visual inspections will check for any visible damage such as broken wires, rust, exposure to water or sunlight. If deemed safe enough, the engineer will then perform appliance tests to analyse the electrical flow and will provide a report which will be shared with the client.
Each appliance will be noted as a pass or fail, and our engineers will provide recommendations for when the next PAT testing visit should be organised. This will vary for each business due to many factors influencing the health and safety of the appliances such as age of the equipment, type of appliance, exposure to water or rough weather conditions, how often the equipment is used and if there have been any modifications to the equipment.
How to choose a PAT testing London partner
We take the health and safety of our clients and their staff seriously, therefore extra care is taken to ensure all the jobs we work on are treated on an individual basis. When we start a new PAT testing London job for a client, we carry out a detailed site survey first and ensure all the appropriate paperwork is completed before any work is started.
When choosing a PAT testing London partner, you want to ensure they have all the necessary qualifications and reputable associations. At Reaction Group, we are NICEIC accredited which is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. For nearly sixty years they have assessed the electrical competence of electricians and maintain over 26,000 registered contractors.
We are also SafeContractor approved, Constructionline registered, a CHAS accredited contractor and part of the Apea scheme. Read more about our accreditations and what they mean for you and your business.
PAT Testing in London with Reaction Group
Our expert engineers are available in London to provide comprehensive PAT testing services for you and your business. No matter the size, type or risk level, we can find a bespoke solution for you and will work with you to create a suitable maintenance package.