PAT Testing Cost Approximately 25% or reported electrical accidents are caused by portable appliances in homes and offices. These can range from minor shocks to extensive internal burning. If the electrical current is strong enough, it can even cause fibrillations in the heart, stopping it and resulting in death. In light of this, it is hardly surprising that there are now so many rules and regulations enforcing the testing of all Portable Appliances in all institutions, businesses and commercial and residential lettings, all those which have been repaired or serviced must also be tested. This means that the PAT Testing cost can vary extensively, particularly as the definition of ‘portable’ is now deemed to not only include such equipment as is easily moved while still attached to mains electricity and weighing less than 18 kilos and all I.T. equipment, but also includes stationary ‘white goods’ which exceed 18 kilos (kitchen appliances, fridges, freezers etc), as well as all appliances that are hired or supplied.
The PAT Testing cost incorporates a number of tests which are designed to ‘prevent danger’ in accordance with the parameters set down by the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. The Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 demands that all ‘work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair’. The PAT Testing cost is affected by the number of tests performed, the type of test, and the frequency or regularity of the inspection. These factors are in themselves determined by the type of appliance, its function and its environment. Other relevant issues include the ‘Class’ of the equipment and its risk factor.
The PAT Testing cost includes a preliminary or visual inspection, earth continuity tests in Class 1 equipment, insulation testing and functional checks. Moreover, the skilled engineers assess the appliance environment and make an evaluation of risk factor and frequency of inspection based on whether the appliance is in a wet or corrosive environment, the amount of movement and stress placed on the flex cords, and whether there are heating elements or motors in the appliance. These testers learn how to potential modes of electrical, thermal and mechanical damage to the electrical equipment, its flexes and plug connection, determining the tests for specific appliances, and costing accordingly.
Eagle Property Solutions has a number of highly skilled engineers who perform the PAT Testing in accordance with the above regulations. The trained engineers ensure that all the electrical appliances examined are safe. They also conduct an environment assessment, looking for potential risks or future damage. The cost of the PAT Testing by Eagle Property Solutions starts from as little as £39.00 plus VAT and includes the replacement of plugs and fuses free of charge. The PAT Testing cost also covers the regulation labels or stickers which must be on all appliances which have been tested. These labels contain a unique ID code and describe the state of the equipment, whether it Passed or Failed inspection. The service provided by our company also includes a reminder about future re-testing.