The way your appliances are tested when having an electrical PAT testing will vary depending on the class of the appliance. There are two types of classes that an appliance can be, these are Class I or Class II.
Before your electrical PAT test is carried out, the tester will look at the rating plate of the appliance to identify its Class, Watts & Voltage. If during your electrical PAT test no rating plate is found on the appliance, the appliance will be disposed of.
The Class of an appliance can be identified by a symbol on the rating plate. A Class II appliance will have a double box symbol, whereas a Class I appliance will not display any symbol. It is important for this to be checked before an electrical PAT testing.
Class I appliances tend to have large areas of exposed metal for example an electrical fire or a PC. An electrical PAT test for any Class I appliance with exposed metal is highly important because the metal is connected to the earth pin of the mains plug. However in some cases Class I appliances do not have any metal on the outside but like any other appliance an electrical PAT test will still need to be performed.
Class II appliances have two layers of insulation to protect anyone using it from electric shock. Class II appliances are items such as hand held drills or hairdryers.
Some appliances are more prone to danger than others and will require an electrical PAT test more frequently than others. Although all portable appliances are included in an electrical PAT test, testing can be categorised into different types based on how easy it is to move the appliance.
The standard categories for an electrical PAT testing are:
When having an electrical PAT test these categories determine how dangerous the appliance can be. Stationary appliances will not be moved, which means that the cable is less likely to be damaged and pose danger. However, hand-held equipment is likely to be damaged more easily because it is more likely to be dropped or the cable could be constantly rubbed against something, causing it to fail an electrical PAT test.
Up to 1 – 5 Appliances : £49.00 (Additional items charged at £2.00 per test)
Up to 6 – 20 Appliances: £65.00 (Additional items charged at £1.50 per test)
Up to 21 – 50 Appliances: £90.00 (Additional items charged at £1.20 per test)
Up to 51 – 100 Appliances: £149.00 (Additional items charged at £1.00 per test)
Up to 101 – 250 Appliances: £275.00 (Additional items charged at £0.85 per test)
Up to 251 – 500 Appliances: £595.00 (Additional items charged at £0.75 per test)
PAT testing for medium business includes:
– Preliminary inspection
– Functional checks
– Earth continuity
– Insulation checks
All PAT testing prices are excluding VAT at the current rate of 20%.
About Portable Appliance Testing
Portable Appliance Testing London are a professional company offering a full, comprehensive PAT testing service to all of London, Greater London, Surrey and surrounding areas. We enable all companies, organisations and landlords to achieve compliance with Electricity At Work Regulations and promote a safe working environment.
PAT testing will also document evidence of safe working, highlight problem appliances, reduce the risk of injuries and legal claims and ensure your insurance stays valid.
Portable appliance testing is vital to protect your business and its employees.
Our policy is to provide you with a fast, reliable service
By using Portable Appliance Testing London for your PAT testing you can rest assured you are receiving a top quality service for reasonable prices.
Once the testing has been completed, you will be provided with a portable appliance safety certificate and a detailed report containing information on each appliance.
All of your appliances will be labeled with a dated pass or a fail sticker. Once the tester has notified you about any hazards it is then your responsibility to have them remedied as PAT Testers are only qualified to carry out testing and very minor repairs on your premises.