PAT testing that Surrey business owners and residents can count on all comes down to the professionals of Southern EET Testing. We also partner with electrical contractors and facilities management companies to ensure workers and the public are safe around portable electrical equipment (including heavy plant and fixed appliances up to 400v) in Surrey. We work hard to minimise the disruption to your day-to-day operations that PAT testing can cause, and deliver the peace of mind that you, and your staff, are working in the safest environment possible.
The term ‘PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing)’ has been changed recently to EET testing (Electrical Equipment Testing) in an effort to be less confusing and more inclusive of the type of electrical equipment that needs inspecting. This doesn’t mean complying with the regulations has become any less important, however. Take the time to educate yourself with the information here on what PAT testing or EET testing is and why it’s so important. And then all you need to do is let Southern EET Testing ensure your Surrey electrical equipment is up to standard!
While providing proof of PAT testing is not mandatory by law, keeping up with your electrical equipment as much as possible to ensure that people operating it and near it are safe is. There is much legislation throughout the UK and in England particularly that regulates this machinery so that the health and safety of employees and the general public are ensured, including:
Keeping track of evolving legislation and regulations is enough of a hassle for you and your business, but that is another problem you can leave to us at Southern EET Testing. EET testing is the most favoured way to confirm the compliance of electrical equipment under existing regulations and laws in England and the UK, and Southern EET Testing is the most trusted company providing this service in Surrey. Not having your equipment regularly audited in this manner can open you and your business up to harsh legal repercussions if someone is injured due to negligence, including an unlimited fine or even up to 2 years imprisonment. Landlords also must make sure electrical equipment is safe for tenants, as well as schools for their students. Event organisers should also let us handle their Stage Light Testing to mitigate risks and maximise safety.
It is imperative that you first understand that this work must be carried out by a qualified specialist. There are many dangers that can only be avoided by proper training and equipment. Southern EET Testing has more than 15 years of experience and our engineers are fully licensed to handle it for you. We also now have the ability to perform PAT testing for Surrey employees who work from home and have portable electrical equipment in their residences – so always reach out to us first before assuming we cannot get to you. Our experts can assess the scope of work required and take care of everything in next to no time.
When you do schedule an appointment and that date arrives, you can expect a professional technician to begin first with a visual inspection before moving on to more in-depth testing of your equipment. This initial assessment will check for:
There are different classes of equipment that a qualified technician will know how to efficiently inspect and the right tools to get it done. Depending on which class yours falls into, you can expect some combination of the following tests to then be performed:
EET testing (also known as PAT testing) can be done through our company either as a one-time service or as a contractual agreement for periodic auditing. We provide testing to clients across a wide range of industries and backgrounds, in small shops and at large facilities with thousands of employees. PAT stands for portable appliance testing, and the term can cause confusion as virtually all electrical equipment should be tested – hence the change to the more inclusive electrical equipment testing (EET). It is generally performed for commercial enterprises because of the heightened risks associated with more powerful equipment and the legal ramifications of the employer-employee-public relationship. The frequency of testing depends on the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used. The frequencies we recommend are based on the guidelines by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), and our own experience.
As business owners, the team at Southern EET Testing understand the concerns about the inevitable downtime Surrey business owners face when PAT testing their electrical equipment. Our experience and qualifications allow us to minimise any obstruction our services could cause, and we also provide you with peace of mind knowing that the health and safety of employees and guests are ensured and that compliance with maintenance regulations is achieved. We make it a priority that you receive all information and documents as quickly as possible so that you can concentrate more on running your business and less on electrical shocks or fires! If, perchance, any of your electrical equipment is deemed ‘not fit for use’ and ‘fail’ after the EET Testing, you will be informed and provided with a detailed explanation of any problems found.
Our expert team can EET Test anything from 5amp, 13amp, 15amp, 16amp, 32amp, 63amp, Powercon, Socapex Single, or 3 phase appliances, as well as industrial plugs and appliances. If you are staging an indoor or outdoor event, we can perform Stage Light Testing to help you keep attendees and your staff safe. Contact us today to receive a fast quote for testing all of your electrical equipment at southerneettesting.com.