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FAQ

 

Quality reports are critical to the electrical safety process. Our reports are thoroughly checked by a Qualifying Manager to ensure they are accurate first time round. This saves the need for time consuming revisions at a later stage and means you get your reports much faster.

We recommend regular thermographic surveys of the following types of equipment:

• Fuse boards

• Distribution boards

• Busbar systems

• Control panels

• Switchgear

 

Typical faults on applications include:

• Loose cable connections

• Unbalanced circuits

• Corroded connections

• Internal faults within a circuit breaker

• Internal faults and overheating within a fuse

• Connections with high resistance

• Internal faults or overheating of contractors

• Overheating lighting circuits

We provide highly experienced engineers who all have City & Guilds 2360/2391 and IEE Wiring Regulation (17th Edition) qualifications. Our low overheads enable us to pass on cost savings to you which means you benefit from great pricing matched with our superior services. 

It is not a legal requirement, but is recommended by most insurance companies. You will often find it is mandatory to have PAT Testing done in order to receive the insurance payout. Please check your small print!

  1. Visual inspection of the appliance, flex and plug top

  2.  Inspect the fuse and connections and tighten wire connections

  3. The appliance is put through a series of electrical tests to ensure that it is properly earthed (Earth Continuity Test, Class 1 appliance) and insulated (Insulation Resistance Test, Class 1 and 2 appliance)

  4. A label is affixed to the appliance indicating whether it has passed or failed as well as additional information including the test date, re-test date and Appliance ID number assigned to it

  5. A detailed record is given for each appliance tested as well as an inventory summary. These records will be made available in an electronic format (hard copy available upon request)

Our PAT Testing Engineers will test anywhere from 25-35 items per hour. The accessibility of the appliance and its plug top will often determine the speed of the tests.

Our PAT Testing Engineers cause minimal disruption to most working environments. Testing occurs one item at a time which results in very little down time for equipment and staff.