Who is Smithys P
Smithys PAT Testing is a new local PAT testing service based in Downderry and covers Southeast Cornwall. I provide PAT testing for businesses, educational institutions, holiday lets, hotels, landlords and many other types of organisations.
I am CPD certified with ROSPA accreditation and have Professional indemnity insurance and Public liability insurance.
I carry out a visual inspection of the appliance casing, the cable and inside the plug.
I use a PAT tester to measure the earth continuity, the insulation resistance and verify the appliance operates correctly.
When PAT testing microwave ovens, I also test them for leakage.
I either pass or fail the item.
Most portable appliances pass no problem, but a significant number of portable appliances will have easily remedied faults. A loose terminal screw may cause overheating in the future and tightening the screw is often all that is required (no charge). Occasionally the cord may be ill fitting and is remedied by refitting the plug or replacing with a new plug.
Where appliances fail then further investigation will be required and the item has to be marked failed and will be brought to your attention.
Why choose Smithys P
AT Testing Service?
I have started a local business with an interest in defying the idea that PAT testing has to be an expensive process. I want to make sure your appliances are safe for use, and don’t pose a hazard or fire risk to anyone. I aim to make the process of PAT testing as simple as possible for you and your business. I will carry out the work with minimal to no disruption to your working day.
Why is it so important to have your appliances tested?
The Electricity at Work Regulations requires employers to provide safe electrical equipment for their staff and public to use. PAT testing is the most practical method for proving this. Having your appliances routinely tested for electrical safety is the most effective way to identify defects that can come with normal use. Faults in electrical equipment pose a potential hazard, particularly if they are not repaired correctly. Having your appliances tested will provide reassurance in today’s 'where there’s blame, there's a claim' culture. In addition to this, many insurance companies stipulate PAT testing as a condition of their insurance, but they don't always tell you in black and white!
what you need to test):
The Provision of Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 requires that all Class I and Class II electrical appliances should be tested and inspected for electrical safety. The guide below provides examples of the types of equipment you need to test within your workplace.
(S) Stationary equipment eg fridges/dishwashers etc
(IT) Information technology equipment eg printers, monitors, hard drives etc
(M) Movable equipment eg microwaves, compressors, mobile A/C units etc
(P) Portable equipment eg kettles, fans, lamps, shredders etc
(H) Hand-held equipment eg electric drills, hair dryers, irons.