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  • What is PAT testing?
    PAT is an acronym for 'portable appliance testing' and refers to electrical appliances and equipment testing. The objective is to ensure that the device is safe to use after elapsed time since it was new. Testing may be accomplished visually, with the assistance of an expert, or by electrical testing. A qualified person must perform tests — defective electrical equipment may be harmful. That is why we constantly prioritise safety. Find out more about our PAT Testing deals here >
  • Do I need a PAT testing service?
    A variety of variables influence whether or not you should consider PAT testing. If you have owned certain appliances for a long time or are unclear if they are still safe to use, you should schedule a test. PAT testing may be required for appliances that you use daily. Give us a call if you are unclear if you might benefit from PAT testing services. We would be pleased to discuss your equipment and advise you on the best course of action at no cost.
  • How often should I test electrical appliances?
    The conditions determine the frequency with which you should test your appliances. For example, a microwave used every day or power tools used at busy sites may need more frequent testing than a piece of equipment that spends most of its time in a cabinet.
  • Is PAT testing a legal requirement?
    Technically, PAT testing is not always mandated by law. However, it is a legal need to safeguard the safety of electrical products. The legislation does not specify how often to inspect electrical equipment, although the safest method is with an industry specialist.
  • What is EICR testing?
    It is an in-depth assessment of your property's electrical systems and installation carried out by an electrical installation condition report (EICR). The competence of your electrics is evaluated in three main areas, as detailed in the report: C1 - This implies a hazard and that quick action is required to avoid further damage. C2 - This implies that there is a possibility for danger and that you should seek immediate care. Although the electrical system does not seem to be in danger, the C3 rating nonetheless suggests that the electrical system be improved. Find out more about our EICR services here >
  • How do you know if you need an EICR?
    Electrical systems degrade with wear and ageing over time. If they are not examined regularly, they might pose a concern; inadequately insulated wiring can generate deadly electrical shorts, while defective wiring and appliances can cause electrical fires. So, whether you're a company owner, landlord, or homeowner, it's critical that you do frequent inspections on the state of your property's electrics. The IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671, which establishes the standard for electrical installations in the United Kingdom, proposed the following: Owners of businesses should get an EICR exam every five years. Landlords should also have an EICR test every five years or if there is a tenancy change. Homeowners should have an EICR test performed every ten years unless the property contains a swimming pool, in which case your electrics should be examined annually.
  • What are the consequences of not having an EICR?
    Although having an up-to-date EICR is not currently a legal requirement, landlords and company owners are legally liable for the wellbeing of their tenants and workers. EICRs should not be neglected by anybody considering purchasing a home. Checking to see whether a property has an up-to-date EICR before handing a seller money might have fatal consequences.
  • What is an evacuation plan?
    An evacuation plan specifies how to escape a building in the event of an emergency safely. Everyone in your business should be acquainted with your property evacuation plan in the event of a fire, carbon monoxide leak, flooding, earthquake, or other catastrophes.
  • What is the objective of an evacuation plan?
    An emergency evacuation plan outlines the processes required in the event of a sudden or unexpected occurrence. The goal is to be prepared to do the following: Preventing deaths and injuries is essential. Reduce the amount of damage done to buildings, inventory, and equipment. Protect the environment and the people who live in it. Increase the speed with which a business may resume regular operations. Find out more about our Evacuation plans here >
  • What is a Fire Risk Assessment?
    A fire risk assessment should assist you in identifying all of the fire dangers and risks that exist in your facility or workplace. You will then be able to determine if the dangers highlighted are tolerable or whether you need to take action to mitigate or control the risks identified. If your company employs five or more people, you are required to retain a written record of your fire risk assessment. A Fire Risk Assessment includes: Determine the potential fire threats. Identify those who are in danger. Risks should be evaluated, eliminated, or reduced. Compile your results, develop an emergency plan, and teach those who may be affected. Fire risk assessments should be reviewed and updated regularly. Find out more about our Fire Risk Assessment service here >
  • What is a fire extinguisher test, and does my business need it?"
    Service and maintenance of fire extinguishers by trained professionals is a vital component of any fire prevention system. Therefore, it is the obligation of the company owner or other responsible party to arrange for regular fire extinguisher servicing. BS 5306-3:2009 recommends that fire extinguishers be serviced once a year. Inspecting the fire extinguisher for corrosion, partial or total discharge, and other issues is part of the standard servicing routine. For precise information on repairing and recharging, it is recommended that you consult the manufacturer's recommendations and instructions. In addition, qualified engineers should inform the user of any fire extinguishers judged unsafe for use and removed out of service immediately. Does your business need fire extinguisher testing? Find out how we can help here >
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