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Fire PAT Testing

Helping to reduce the risk of electrical fires

Fire PAT testing

Fire Pat Testing

Fires involving electrical equipment are among the most common types of fires experienced by commercial premises across the UK. You can help to keep your staff and premises fire safe by making sure your electrical equipment is regularly PAT tested. Scutum South East carries out professional PAT testing services across South East England, including in London and Surrey.

What is PAT Testing?

Portable appliance testing – more commonly referred to as PAT testing – is an essential inspection that is carried out on portable electrical equipment at commercial premises in the UK. This can include everything from kettles and computers to printers and paper shredders.

This essential electrical safety testing involves visually checking the wiring of an appliance, to ensure that there is no fraying or other signs of degradation, thus ensuring its ongoing safe use. It can also involve the use of special PAT testing equipment to help the engineer carrying out the tests to see if there are any issues that need to be addressed.

Why choose Scutum South East for your PAT testing?

With years of experience and expertise in the fire safety industry, London Scutum is one of the leading companies helping businesses in South East England to stay fire safe and meet all their obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

We’re available across the South East, Surrey and London, PAT testing portable electrical appliances for all kinds of businesses to make sure their appliances remain safe to use. We provide a full report of appliances tested along with a PAT testing certificate, giving you evidence that your electrical equipment has been tested and is compliant.

How often should you PAT test?

Different types of electrical appliances in different industries require different PAT test scheduling. That’s because the stresses the wiring and equipment are likely to undergo could also be markedly different. For instance, standard electrical equipment in an office probably only needs an annual test, whereas power tools on a construction site will need more regular testing. Your fire risk assessment should help you identify how often your particular equipment needs to be tested.

Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

PAT testing is not in itself a legal requirement – the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 merely state that electrical equipment that can cause injury needs to be maintained in a safe condition. Nor does it say how often testing should be carried out or who is qualified to do it. Nevertheless, PAT testing carried out by qualified professionals is seen as being the most effective means of meeting your obligations to maintain your electrical appliances in a safe condition.

It should be noted that while there is no legal requirement for PAT testing, your business insurance may require you to carry out regular PAT testing as part of your insurance agreement.

Affordable PAT testing

At Scutum South East, we aim to beat any other quote, meaning that our PAT testing prices are always competitive and always represent exceptional value. The cost will depend on the size of your business and the number of appliances needing testing – just get in touch to find out more about our PAT testing costs and to get a free, cost-effective quotation.

Contact the team at Scutum South East today to book in your fire safety PAT electrical testing at a time that’s convenient to you.

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