PAT Test Prices
Now that the testing of portable electrical appliances, normally termed PAT Testing, is mandatory in the UK for all businesses, landlords, institutions and self employed, it is hardly surprising that the rates are extremely competitive and there is really very little to choose from between the PAT Test prices of various companies. Moreover, there is a vast range of appliances that have to be subjected to various tests and inspections, further adding to the competitive rates. These obviously include all ‘portable’ appliances, namely those which are under 18 kilos and easily moved while still attached to an electrical supply, as well as all I.T. equipment. However, there are a number of other electrical items which must also be tested, such as all ‘white goods’ and stationary or fixed appliances and all electrical equipment that is hired or supplied. PAT Test prices generally include a preliminary inspection with an environment assessment, earth continuity tests, insulation tests and functional tests.
At B.L.C. Property Services, the extremely competitive PAT Test prices also include a full report and PAT certificate, free PAT labels with records of the pass or fail of the electrical appliance, as well as the free replacement of all fuses and faulty plugs by one of our skilled engineers. All of the tests by B.L.C. Property Services are conducted in accordance with the guidelines and regulations set down in Health and Safety Work Act 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Electricity at Work Regulations, 1989. Moreover, unlike some of our competitors, Eagle Property Solutions offers PAT Testing Prices tailored to the individual customer. Unlike other companies which charge by the hour (which can be extremely expensive as the hourly rate is over £60), or those who have a minimum flat rate of 50 items at £75.00 or above, Eagle Property Solutions offers a start rate especially designed for landlords, of 5 items for £39.00 plus VAT. This is literally one of the lowest PAT Test prices available in South East England, particularly when the free replacement of faulty plugs and fuses is taken into account, along with the free PAT labels and PAT certificate.
For those who want more information on the electrical equipment that requires PAT Testing there are a number of articles provided by the H.S.E., including Electrical Safety and You, Maintaining Portable Electrical Equipment in Offices and Maintaining Portable Electrical Equipment in Hotels.
http://www.eaglepropertysolutions.co.uk/services/portable-appliance-testing-pat// . There are also various precautions that can be taken by landlords and employers, including ensuring that there is an accessible means of cutting off power in an emergency, whether a switch for fixed machines or a nearby socket for portable equipment; making sure that the plugs are not overloaded, avoiding double adaptors and ‘piggy-back’ plugs; putting the correct wattage in light fixtures; replacing worn and frayed cables and checking length and location to avoid damage and adequate equipment ventilation.