PAT Testing in Essex

What is PAT Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) is an important part of your business' health & safety policy and involves all electrical appliances being checked for electrical safety on a regular basis, by a qualified professional.
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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. Many insurance companies now require regular PAT Testing in order to provide cover.
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What does FUSE do?

FUSE offer Portable Appliance Testing services to private and business customers throughout Essex. We provide a quality and reliable service, by a qualified, professional PAT Tester, at an extremely competitive price.
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What appliances require PAT Testing?

We test 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

We are a qualified and reliable Colchester based PAT Testing company covering the whole of Essex, so contact us for all your PAT Testing needs.

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.

Why Do You Need PAT Testing?

Fires are often caused by electrical faults, so many insurance companies now require Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing to be carried out before issuing cover. There is also legislation with which you need to conform, in order to safeguard you, your staff and your customers.

Increasingly, as part of health & safety, management of public and private venues in Essex require all electrical appliances being used on site to carry a valid PAT certificate at all times.

Don't run the risk of being prosecuted and sued for damages, if an accident occurs relating to any electrical appliance being used during the course of your day to day work - you will be liable for any accidents caused by electrical appliances, so make sure your equipment is PAT tested on a regular basis.

Each job is different and the cost will depend mainly on the number and type of appliances to be tested, so please contact us on 07736670947 / 01206617637 to get a free quote.

For more information on our Portable Appliance Testing & PAT Testing service in Essex, please get in touch.

Where We Operate

We provide PAT Testing services in all of the following areas:

Alresford, Ardleigh, Black Notley, Boxted, Braintree, Brightlingsea, Bures, Capel Saint Mary, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea, Coggeshall, Colchester, Danbury, Dedham, Earls Colne, Feering, Fringringhoe, Frinton-on-Sea, Great Baddow, Great Bentley, Great Cornard, Great Horkesley, Great Leighs, Great Notley, Great Tey, Great Totham, Hadleigh, Halstead, Kelvedon, Langham, Lawford, Layer-de-la-Haye, Leavenheath, Little Clacton, Little Waltham, Maldon, Manningtree, Marks Tey, Nayland, Rivenhall, Silver End, Springfield, St Osyth, Stisted, Stoke-by-Nayland, Sudbury, Thorpe le Soken, Thorrington, Tiptree, Tollesbury, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Tendring, Wakes Colne, Walton-on-the-Naze, West Mersea, Wickham Bishops, Witham and Wivenhoe.