A Star have carried out Portable Appliance Testing across the whole of the UK since 2003. Our clients vary from blue chip companies with multiple sites across the UK, to local tradesman and small businesses alike, who all testify to receiving the very best service across the board.
We use advanced Seaward Primetest instruments which allow us to be extremely efficient whilst on site. They also cut down on the amount of admin required which consequently results in the client receiving their documentation much quicker following completion of the testing, and enables us to keep costs as low as possible for our clients too.
If you have not already done so, it is essential that you protect your employees and your business by establishing and operating an electrical inspection and PAT testing programme.
We help companies meet their legal obligations and ensure the safety of all electrical equipment used in their businesses.
We provide a comprehensive, fully managed service, which includes periodic inspection and testing of portable appliances (PAT Testing), along with full supporting documentation and advice.
A Star Electrical Services provide a very high standard of service with a price that’s affordable for all types of business. We strive to keep our prices the most competitive in the business and will match any verified quotation. All prices include a managed report, pass and fail labels, replacement fuses and plugs if required, and where necessary minor repairs. We do not charge any extra for weekend or ‘Out of Hours’ inspection and testing. All our engineers are fully experienced on all types of premises and all have been trained to the City and Guilds 2377 (Portable Appliance Testing and Inspection) in accordance with the IEE codes of practice.
What is a Portable Appliance?
A portable appliance is an item of electrical equipment, which is connected to the power supply with a flex and plug.
Why do I need Portable Appliance Testing?
There are a number of reasons why appliances should be PAT tested on a regular basis, but the most important ones are:
- To comply with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989; Section 4(2) which requires all Portable Appliances to be accurately assessed by regular inspection and testing, so that the appliance in question can be confirmed as safe to use
- To assure the safety of all your portable appliances, e.g. kettles, microwaves, computers, fridges, telephones and extension leads, PAT testing satisfies these Health and Safety regulations
- To comply with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- To comply with all Health & Safety at Work Act 1974; Section 2 of this requires the employer to ensure that all appliances comply with the regulations of the Act, and that the employer is responsible in so far as is reasonably practicable in making sure that all relevant equipment is safe to use and without risk to health
- To minimise the risk of fire and injury caused by electrical appliances
- To satisfy your Insurance Company
- To supply Fire Officers and Health & Safety Inspectors with PAT testing certificates and records