SBR Electrical Contractors
122 Alexandra road
St Austell PL25 4QJ
Tel: 01726 70909
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Mobile And Emergency calls: 07970 178033
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Receive information from our staff concerning the planning and implementation of all electrical installations and maintenance.
The PAT test is an important verification tool. The whole process is known as "in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment." This routine check of all electrical appliances ensures that all your electrical installations meet the strictest safety requirements!
Did you know that every year about 1000 accidents at work involving electric shock and burns are reported to the Health and Safety Executive?
HSE prosecutions can lead to fines and/or prison sentences.
Whatever your profession, trade or business, if you allow employees or the general public to use your company equipment then the appliances should be inspected and tested to approved standards on a regular basis.
Records must be maintained as proof of testing!
SBR electrical services can help you protect all personnel and assist you in protecting your business from being another HSE statistic, with all its implications.
There are four main sets of legislation relating to the service inspection and testing of electrical equipment or portable appliance testing (P.A.T) as it more commonly known:
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Act Regulations 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Regulation 4 (2) of The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 states: ”As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger”
In order to meet these requirements, it is recommended to implement a programme of planned inspection and testing of your portable appliances.
A "portable appliance" constitutes any item that has a plug and is connected to the mains socket in order to operate. It can be hand held, portable or fixed. Such items would include the following:
PCs, monitors, printers, fax machines, mailing equipment, scanners, kettles, fans, portable air conditioning/heaters, radios, stereos, televisions, projectors, refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, drink machines, water coolers, mobile phone chargers, power supply units, extension leads, tills, credit card machines, compressors, photocopiers and any specialist trade equipment such as hair dryers, drills, soldering irons, chip fryers, hedge trimmers, lathes, beauty/tanning equipment.
SBR Electrical Services provide specialist portable appliance testing, we are able to test equipment run on 110v 230v 415v supplies with a plug or hard wired from a fused spur or isolator.
Working on an agreed fixed price per item basis, which can include minor repairs such as re-termination or wiring, new plugs and/or fuses. We carry out formal inspection and testing as laid out in the IEE Code of Practice for service, inspection and testing for portable electrical appliances.
1. Each item is given an asset number.
2. Formal inspection of cable, plug, internal wiring of and fuse.
3. Assuming visual inspection passed, approved testing takes place using a portable appliance tester that retains all details of test.
4. All items passing tests are provided with a sticker indicating result, asset number and date of next inspection. Any item failing test will be discussed during the visit and action taken accordingly.
5. At the end of testing equipment on site, the test results are removed from site and downloaded to a PC. A report is then compiled giving written proof of results - A copy provided for your records.
6. SBR Electrical Contractors will retain test results so that details can be verified, if required, and comparisons made against future results to see if degradation of equipment has taken place since last test.
If your portable electrical appliances have never been tested or were tested more than 6-12 months ago then contact SBR Electrical Contractors for further information or a no-obligation 'per item quotation'