RMK Pat Testing, West Sussex

01444 616206

RMK PAT Testing - FAQs

Find answers to common questions

  1. What is a Portable Appliance?
  2. Why should you test your Portable Appliances?
  3. What happens if I fail a PAT Test?
  4. Can you repair failed items?
  5. Are incidental repairs free?
  6. Is your PAT Testing guaranteed?
  7. How often do I need to get my portable appliances tested?
  8. Are the assets tracked?
  9. PAT Testing Reports?
  10. Other areas of Electrical Safety?
  11. What areas do RMK cover?

1. What is a Portable Appliance?

Any electrical item or lead that is fitted with a plug or is connected to such a device e.g. PC, power lead, printer, phone charger, extension lead, table lamp, stereo, washing machine, TV, iron, power drill etc where it is not fixed wired into a socket.

2. Why should you test your Portable Appliances?

  • A regular program of Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) is all about electrical safety and reduction of risk.
  • Regular PAT Testing is part of every employers responsibilities towards its staff and customers.
  • Where members of the public utilise public and private sector facilities - schools, colleges, leisure centres, shops etc this risk mitigation will ultimately lead to the mitigation of risk and a reduction in the number of electrical related claims against your organisation
  • PAT Testing is part of the Fire regulations and be an integral part of organisations drive towards electrical safety, Health & Safety regulations and a policy of zero harm for your staff and customers.

3. What happens if I fail a PAT Test?

Normally we remove an item from service and quarantine it for repair or safe disposal. Any failed items will be identified as part of the service and included as part of a separate failure sheet.

4. Can you repair failed items?

If appropriate we can at your request attempt to fix the damaged item but if it's beyond repair then it would need replacing.

5. Are incidental repairs free?

Yes we replace plugs where they are damaged and rewire as necessary. Incorrectly rated or faulty fuses will be replaced as part of our testing fee.

6. Is your PAT Testing guaranteed?

Yes our work is guaranteed and the parts we use are under warranty. The work that we carry out is insured for Public Liability.

7. How often do I need to get my portable appliances tested?

A Portable Appliance Test is valid for a period of one year for items in a normal environment. This term can vary according to regulations regarding use and the situation that the items usually operate in, eg Power Tools on construction sites should be tested every 3 months.

8. Are the assets tracked?

All items that are PAT Tested are labelled with a durable uniquely numbered and barcoded sticker - complete with a re-test date.

9. PAT Testing Reports?

All PAT Tests are recorded and an electronic report produced

Test Certificates are available on request.

10. Other areas of Electrical Safety?

As our engineers conduct the PAT Tests around your facilities they are trained to look for other electrical safety issues, e.g. broken electrical sockets, exposed wiring etc - these will be reported to the relevant staff for the appropriate action to be taken

11. What areas do RMK cover?

RMK covers London, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire, East Sussex and West Sussex. We can conduct testing outside of normal working hours or at weekends upon request. If you are located outside of these areas then please contact us for availability.

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Any questions - talk to a PAT Testing* expert today and learn more about our Portable Appliance Testing Services, contact us on 01444 616206 or via email at enquiries@rmk-pat.co.uk