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AM PAT Testing!
Based on the very edge of Exmoor in West Somerset, AM PAT Testing offers a professional, reliable and comprehensive PAT testing service across Somerset and beyond. We have extensive on-site and customer service experience and are City & Guilds certified. Our service is offered in every kind of establishment from pubs, clubs and cafes to rented property, holiday lets, care/residential/assisted living homes, shops, retail outlets, B&Bs, hotels, public buildings, commercial/industrial premises and many more!
PAT (or Portable Appliance Testing) is the electrical safety testing of portable electrical equipment. Testing comprises two parts – 1) a visual inspection to ensure the plug, cabling and housing is undamaged and 2) a series of electrical tests to ensure the user is kept safe from electric shock. When a test is completed a sticker is placed on the appliance indicating a pass or fail. Any appliances that fail and cannot be repaired will be recorded, removed from use immediately and given to the duty holder. Most intervals are 12 month however, they can be shorter or longer depending on your own risk assessment.
We are a proud member of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association (PATTA) whose primary aim is to raise standards throughout the PAT testing industry. This is achieved by improving support, training and qualifications and members must adhere to their working standards at all times. This includes, but is not limited to, the inspector being competent, using suitable PAT testing equipment and conducting inspecting and testing in line with the objectives of the current IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical equipment. More information can be found at: www.patta.co.uk
"The most effective way to show you are meeting your legal obligations"
Whilst PAT testing in itself is not a legal requirement, it is the most effective way to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 4(2) that states ‘as may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger’. Similarly, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 places a duty of care upon employers and employees to ensure the safety of all persons using work premises. PAT testing is the most effective way to show you are meeting your legal obligations and that you have a maintenance regime in place. Often, insurance companies will require businesses to conduct annual PAT testing which, if not completed, may void an insurance claim. Many insurance companies will offer a discount if PAT testing has been completed.
AM PAT Testing uses high-end equipment to conduct electrical testing which is calibrated regularly to ensure the results remain accurate. We provide an honest and reliable service where all appliances are thoroughly checked, regardless of how long that takes. We conduct our testing strictly in line with the ‘Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment’ and will NEVER simply label an appliance without a thorough visual and electrical test. We take your safety and that of your employees, customers and property very seriously. We work in a wide array of environments, each with unique challenges, so we do not claim to complete 300+ tests per day. Our approach is simple – to work efficiently, minimise disruption and complete every task thoroughly.
With AM PAT Testing you will receive the following:
- A City & Guilds qualified and competent engineer
- Comprehensive test report/appliance inventory
- Test certificate to show compliance
- FREE fuse and plug replacements
- Friendly and reliable service
- Automatic yearly reminders
- DBS/CRB checked engineer
- Full liability insurance
Our pricing starts
( including first 20 test items )
Please feel free to call us if you wish to discuss your requirements or have any questions.For a free quote please fill out the form on the ‘Contact’ page.