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PAT Testing - Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve tried to jot down all of our most commonly asked questions.

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How often do my appliances need to be PAT tested?

It all depends on your working environment and the type of equipment you use.

We can recommend a personal schedule based on the guidelines set out by the Institution of Engineering (IET), the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and our years of experience in the field.

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What is PAT Testing?

The Electricity at Work Regulation 1989 demands 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".

In English, all portable appliances with a plug must be tested frequently to circumvent otherwise avoidable accidents.

According to the HSE, there are around 1000 injuries, and 25 deaths as a result of dangerous electrical equipment.

A PAT test ensures that your equipment is fit, and safe for use.

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Is it a legal requirement?

It is a statutory requirement. If someone is injured or killed as a result of faulty electrical equipment that has not been PAT tested - insurers can delay, or even refuse payment.

Not only that, failure to comply with the Electrical Regulation can result in a £5,000 fine and/or up to six month imprisonment.

For breaches under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, penalties of up to £20,000 can be given.

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How long will the testing take?

We can usually carry out about 250 electrical circuit tests per day - depending on appliance accessibility.

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How much will it cost?

We price on an individual basis in order to give you the best price.

Get a no obligation, free quote to see how much we could save you.

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What additional costs might I have?

All minor repairs are free of charge and part of our service cost

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Why Direct365?

Our engineers are old hands at ensuring your business premises' compliance. With over 10,000 contracts in operation we know a thing or two about safety and compliance.

With flexible servicing options, we work around what's best for you. As a business ourselves, we know what a customer wants and needs.

Our expert and convenient servicing comes at industry competitive prices - while our no obligation, 1 hour quote see's that you're spending your time wisely.

Give us a try - see how much you could save.

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