PAT Testing

Are you looking for professional PAT testing? Cardiff business owners and landlords hire me to inspect all their electrical appliances – not just the ones with plugs on and make them aware of items not fit for use so they can be repaired or replaced before they pose a risk to staff and tenants.

Landlords and business owners throughout Cardiff hire me to test appliances because:

  • I’m a qualified electrician who can test all appliances including those connected to the fixed installation like hand dryers, towel heaters and vending machines – not just portable items with plug tops.
  • I can test electrical appliances throughout the evening and weekend reducing inconvenience to staff, customers and tenants.
  • I’m insured to carry out testing in your premises.
  • I will complete the necessary paperwork and adhere to any policies set by your trade association and insurer for testing electronic items.
  • I accept payment by credit cards and BACS.

Unfortunately not all users of portable electrical equipment are aware of risks with exposed parts and frayed cables which shouldn’t be used. They are not always easy to spot and its a common reason items fail when checked by a professional.
An earth continuity test is something that can be picked up with PAT testing equipment. It will check the appliance has a satisfactory electrical safety connection. Under fault conditions exposed conductive parts can become live and present a shock risk. A good earth connection is required to operate the plug top fuse. If the resistance is too high (or there is no connection at all) the exposed metalwork can remain live at full mains potential.
Insulation resistance testing will check the cable and casing insulation is not breaking down and helps prevent items remain in service when they should be repaired or replaced.

Additional tests that can be carried out

The connection at socket outlets should provide users with protection from faulty appliances and electricians can test the earth loop impedance and rcd disconnection times comply at the same as inspecting your till, printers, computers and monitors.
Residual current leaks. Appliances can leak small amounts of electrical current which introduces a risk to users and can cause the rcd in your premises to trip leaving you without power. As part of my portable appliance testing service i will highlight if any of your equipment is leaking current.

All I need is access to the items you want to be inspected – I can take care of the rest, including the appliance register. I will email you when the re-test of items are due to ensure all your equipment is being visually/electrically checked in accordance with the code of practice that your insurer may refer to as PAT testing. I’m the electrician offering regular testing of electrical equipment to help reduce the risk of injury in your Cardiff rental or business.

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