PAT-iT understands discretion is everything when you have guests, that's why our engineers will always work to your needs. As most Bed & Breakfast, Leisure Apartments, Log cabins, chalets, caravans, holiday homes, don't normally have many items to test or are low risk, PAT testing can be a reasonably inexpensive way to show your Local Authority that you have a maintenance regime in place to satisfy those requirements. Restaurants, catering, travel & tourism, spa's, retreats, health & beauty, pubs and clubs all have a duty of care to maintain electrical equipment. We will work closely with you or your appointed Health & Safety representative to insure we meet those requirements. With your Risk Assessment we can ascertain a frequency of testing that suits your business.
Frequently Asked Questions –
How long does it take to pat test?
Every PAT testing firm is different, we at PAT-iT however, work to a high standard so please expect 15 to 20 items per hour (this can fluctuate due to accessibility). Anything above 300 a day is not within our remit as quality of testing and data recording suffers.
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
This is normally better for those businesses with smaller quantities as work can normally be completed within a day.
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. We often see over compliance because of either scaremongering or Local Authorities imposing a "must do yearly" attitude. A good Risk Assessment and a maintenance regime is what is needed with a common-sense approach.
We would advise, check with your Local Authority and your insurance company for their requirements first.
Do we need to PAT test guests equipment?
Simple answer, no. You might want to advise guests not to overload and extension leads that you might supply and request chargers are not left on unattended.
Why do I need PAT testing?
This is an area for your risk assessment, whilst there is no PAT testing regulation b&b, there may be requests for electrical safety certificates from Local Authorities. The Law does require that employers, including self-employed, ensure that all electrical equipment that is provided in their business is safe and properly maintained. We would be pleased to chat to you about your responsibilities and duty of care towards your guests.