Leisure: PAT Testing Gym Equipment

PAT-iT Testers often work up a sweat working in some places like gyms and sports clubs, generally we leave that to you though!
With customers in industries such as sports academies, leisure centres, youth clubs and village halls PAT testing can be a beneficial way to maintain the equipment that your members/customers use. When it comes to a higher turnover of people using equipment the risk of harm increases so a good risk assessment should pick out those areas with details of the equipment used. From there, you or the Duty Holder can determine the frequency of PAT Testing should it be necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions –

What should be tested?

All electrical equipment should be maintained to a suitable and sufficient standard. The Provisions and Use of Work Equipment & The Electricity at Works Regs dictate this.

How long does it take?

expect 15 to 20 items per hour or 150 a day (this can fluctuate due to accessibility)

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 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. 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.

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. We would be pleased to meet at your premises to talk to you about your responsibilities and duty of care.

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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