PAT Testing Colchester, Essex

What is PAT Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) is an important part of your business's health & safety policy and involves all electrical appliances being checked for safety.
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PAT Testing Legal Requirements

Current UK legislation demands that landlords and employers must ensure that all supplied portable electrical appliances are safe and conform to certain regulations.
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What does FUSE do?

FUSE PAT Testing will provide you with a quality and reliable Portable Appliance Testing service, by a qualified, professional PAT Tester, at an extremely competitive price.
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What appliances require PAT Testing?

We service all types of equipment powered by electricity. To conform with the Testing of Electrical Equipment and the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection, we service all types of appliances in the following categories:

  • Portable Appliances (Less than 18kg with no carry handle)
  • Moveable equipment (Less than 18kg, not fixed)
  • Hand Held Equipment (Hair dryers, drills, soldering irons)
  • Stationary Equipment (Over 18kg with no carry handle)
  • Fixed Equipment (Fastened to a surface e.g. Towel rails & heaters)
  • Appliances / Equipment for building in (Equipment installed in an area such as cupboards)
  • IT Equipment (Computers, printers, telephones)
  • Extension leads

Appliance Classes

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Class 1

This class of equipment will most likely have exposed live parts and basic insulation, such as desktop computers or fan heaters. Includes any equipment with an earth connection from the mains.

Class 2a

Generally, this class of equipment will have two layers of insulation and exposed metalwork, such as a desktop calculator or dictation machine.

Class 2b

This class may have exposed metal work that is unearthed and separated from live parts by 2 layers of insulation and would include equipment such as a power drill, or circular saw.

Class 3

This class of equipment is powered by less than 50vAC and includes basic insulation where none of the metalwork is unearthed; examples would include a laptop computer, tablet, or mobile phone.