Portable Appliance Testing Service - PAT
  PAT Testing - Manchester 0161 626 2819

PAT Testing - Manchester 0161 626 2819

Portable Appliance Testing - PAT - carried out by fully qualified technicians with state of the art test equiptment. Let us help your business comply with the Health & Safety and Electricity at Work Regulations. From the small business with just a few electrical appliances right through to the largest with thousands of appliances - we can test them all!

 

PAT Testing

Terms & Conditions / Limitation of Liability

When 'PAT Testing', we adhere strictly to the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

Insurance cover is limited to damage to client's equipment and to Public Liability, etc. Therefore, it is taken that The Client understands and accepts the following Terms and Conditions before engaging our services for Portable Appliance Testing your equipment.

When engaged in PAT Testing, in no event shall Domestic Electrical (Oldham) Ltd. or any of its operatives be liable for any loses whatsoever (including, without limitation, indirect, consequential, or incidental loses) to business profits, business interruption, loss of business information (including computer data or similar data), or other pecuniary loss arising out of the use of its services, even if Domestic Electrical (Oldham) Ltd. or any of its operatives has been advised of the possibility of such loses.

When PAT Testing, systems such as file servers, mail servers, network switches/hubs and telecommunications equipment will not be inspected/tested without the express permission of the client.

It is assumed that important computer data/information is regularly and securely backed up by the client.

Practical Limitations

In the workplace, we will test all items that have either a standard 240 volt three-pin plug or a 16 Amp 240 volt (blue) or 110 volt (yellow) round plug/socket attached. However, in rented property we only test the items (with plugs) that are supplied by the landlord. Similarly, in residential care homes, etc., we test all items (with plugs) that are supplied by the care-home owner either for use by the residents or by the staff. This is because personal equipment owned by tenants or residents is not covered by legislation, and is therefore not tested.

Systems such as file servers, mail servers, network switches/hubs and telecommunications equipment will not be inspected/tested by us without the express permission of the client.

We do not unplug and test telephony equipment such as PABX or ISDN boxes, etc. that are supplied by the telephone company (much of this equipment, once installed, should really never be unplugged or switched off).

Equipment such as video recorders, clocks, central heating system timers, burglar alarms, etc. that loose their programmed memory when disconnected from mains voltage, will (for this reason) only be unplugged and inspected/tested by me with the express permission of the client, and it is the responsibility of the client to arrange for reprogramming of this equipment, if necessary.

Please make sure that the equipment that you want inspected/tested is on site when we arrive! This is particularly pertinent in the case of laptop computer chargers, projectors, power tools, mobile phone chargers, etc. NB. In the case of equipment that is powered by a rechargeable battery, such as battery hand-held power tools, mobile phones, laptop computers, etc., you only need to supply us with the charger; we don't need access to the equipment itself.

The equipment can only be tested if we have easy access to its plug. If the plug is inaccessible, for example, hidden behind heavy, awkward objects, then unfortunately the equipment will not be tested.

Normally we will only test items that have either a standard 240 volt three-pin plug, a 16 Amp 240 volt (blue) or 110 volt (yellow) round plug/socket attached; hand dryers, electric cookers, water heaters, large built-in radiators, electric heaters, etc. that are directly wired into a fused outlet will not be tested as this would require the switching off of the electricity at the mains and the dismantling of the fused outlet. These type of appliances can be tested but will incur a higher charge due to the extra work involved.

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Testimonials

"Thank you for the prompt and efficient way that you carried out the PAT testing for us.

We thought there would be a lot of disruption to our usual working day but there was nothing to worry about. See you again in 12 months."

J. F. - Oldham

"The PAT Technician that carried out our testing was a credit to your company. Very polite and efficient. The few small faults he found were repaired there and then."

S. L. - Middleton