Building Site: PAT Testing Construction Sites

Site Safety is paramount for PAT-iT. Our engineers are trained to the Gold ECS - CSCS cards and hold regular toolbox talks. We only use battery powered PAT testers on site, and we are always fully prepared with PPE and carry our RAMS with us every time we visit a site. Our Risk Assessments and Method Statement (RAMS) are available to view HERE. As we work with some of the leading names in the building industry it's not always site tools we test. Site offices, canteens, sales offices and show homes also within our remit of testing.

Frequently Asked Questions –

What should be tested?

Building & Construction sites seem to be phasing out most 110V equipment in favour of battery powered tools as they pose a much lower risk of electric shock. However, battery chargers would still benefit form a recorded inspection. Even though battery powered equipment is lower risk, it may still be worth inspecting things like adequate guarding, switches etc.

How long does it take?

Around 15 items per hour, depending on minor repairs or length of flex.

How much does it cost?

Every job is different, we advise a site visit before work starts. We recommend a per item rate. I.e

  • Standard rate for the first 30 items
  • A per item rate thereafter

Or we can offer a per engineer per day rate or half day rate if you prefer.

How often does PAT testing need to be done?

The PAT testing frequency varies on several factors, such as type of equipment, the environment, how it’s used and by who.
Otherwise, we find most of our customers opt for the 3 monthly inspection and test in such harsh environments, this is normally dictated by large building contractors.

Why do you need PAT testing?

This is an area for your risk assessment, whilst there is no PAT testing regulation, there is The Electricity at Work Regulations that requires employers, including self-employed, ensure that all electrical equipment that is provided in their business is safe and properly maintained. Also, we’d be surprised if you would be able to work on any construction site without any proof of your portable equipment being tested.


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Years ago my business was PAT tested by a local independent electrician. It took 3 days and was very costly. I met Lee from PAT-iT networking, so the next time it needed doing I asked him. Quick, efficient and cost effective. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Flower Shop owner

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