We offer a very competitive PAT testing service and are continuously running special offers. Our current offer is for local businesses around Aylesbury and surrounding villages and close towns which offers a low site visit cost. If you are over a 10 mile radius of Aylesbury then please still get in touch and we will as always offer a competitive quote to you.
£30 site visit including 27 items
£1.10 an item 28-50 items
£1.00 an item 51-200 items
£0.90 an item 201- 500 items
£0.85 an item 501+ items
Includes certificate and test result schedule.
The law on pat testing is very unclear and there are many peoples versions of it on the internet but according to the Health and safety executive it is as follows.
The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA)
This Act places a duty upon employers to secure ‘the health, safety and welfare of persons at work’ and also any other persons connected with ‘the activities of persons at work’.
An employer has a duty for ‘the provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and without risks to health’.
The Act places a duty upon an employer or self employed person to secure the health and safety of persons ‘not in his employment’. Collectively, the provisions laid down, place a duty upon all employers, self employed persons and organisations which have premises that are open to the public, to ensure that persons working within or using their premises or facilities are safe.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (EWR)
These regulations, in particular, are very relevant to the inspection and testing of in-service electrical equipment.
It states 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’ and provides that electrical equipment shall be ‘maintained in a condition suitable for that use’.
It can be seen that these regulations place a duty upon employers and owners to ensure that all electrical systems and equipment are regularly inspected and (if need be) repaired to ensure that they are safe to use.
There are two important definitions in the EWR: the electrical system and the duty holder.
This is anything that generates, stores, transmits or uses electrical energy, from a power station to a wrist-watch battery. The latter would not give a person an electric shock, but could explode if heated, giving rise to possible injury from burns.
This is anyone (employer, employee, self-employed person etc.) who has ‘control’ of an electrical system. Control in this sense means designing, installing, working with or maintaining such systems. Duty holders have a legal responsibility to ensure their own safety and the safety of others whilst in control of an electrical system.
The EWR do not specifically mention portable appliance testing and inspection; they simply require electrical systems to be ‘maintained’ in a condition so as not to cause danger. However, the only way we know if a system needs to be maintained is if it is inspected and tested, and so the need for such inspection and testing of a system is implicit in the requirement for it to be maintained.
Anyone who inspects and tests the electrical system is, in law, a duty holder and must be competent to undertake such work.
Electrical faults from appliances cause a large amount of injuries and sometimes fatalities so please be safe and make sure your appliances are all still in safe working order by getting in contact with Green Light Electrical.