Based in Warrington, Cheshire RTA provide businesses within the locality with a electrical inspection service. Mark the Principal is a qualified PAT Tester per the City and Guilds 2377-11, Level 3 Award which is based on best practise as defined in The IEE Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
He has also completed the Pat Testing Expert course which is more practical in application.
Why test? The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 state:
As maybe necessary to prevent danger, systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger. Reg. 4(2).
Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and good repair. Reg. 5.
Therefore periodic in-service inspection and testing (PAT Testing) following guidance in the Code of Practice enables employers, landlords and the self-employed to demonstrate due diligence in relation to safety. Electric shock and fires arising from faulty equipment can be fatal! Your insurance company may well demand testing as part of the terms and conditions of your policy, if you don't test you may invalidate a claim.
RTA will inspect and then test your workplace equipment with a modern PAT Tester including opening plugs and checking their compliance. Incorrect plugs or fuses will be replaced. Equipment will be labelled as "PASS" Faulty equipment will be labelled "FAIL" and taken out of service. The responsible person will be notified. We will endeavour to keep workplace disruption to a minimum. If necessary we will consider inspection out of hours. We will also inspect microwaves for any dangerous leakage and label accordingly. The customer will be supplied with a list of the equipment tested and the results, along with recommended re-inspection dates.
Further advice on PAT Testing can be found on the HSE Website here.
Price: Ring Mark with a resume of the equipment you need inspecting and a free quote will be provided.
We also offer a "bring the equipment to me" service , ideal for DJ's and self - employed with a small amount of equipment for testing. We are easy to get to in Warrington.
DIY - Inspection & testing (PAT TESTER hire): Capable of inspecting and testing your equipment yourself give me a ring I will hire you a simple to use calibrated PASS / FAIL tester and supply a spreadsheet for records and labels etc. For PAT tester hire contact us.
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