Safety is something we should not take for granted. We are introducing more portable electrical equipment into our organisations; from essential business computers, to the appliances in the workplace kitchen or any electrical tools of the trade. With an increased reliance on such equipment there is inevitably a greater chance of something going wrong, and in the most serious cases this can be far worse than the kettle not working! Using the excellent service from MPAT for your PAT testing or Cable Management will help you keep all your portable electrical appliances safe and compliant with any industry regulatory body (CQC, ISO, CHAS etc.), the HSE and your insurance company.
We will remember your PAT testing anniversary and contact you in advance to arrange retesting, keeping you compliant and safe at all times.
If between testing schedules you or your highly diligent staff members become unsure of a device, for a small fee we will assess the item for you separately outside of your schedule. If you are ever unsure of an items safety please remove from use and we can check.
We also offer to test only what is required during our visit (as per HSE PAT testing guidelines), providing you the opportunity to save money on your PAT testing costs. This is achieved by assessing your business type, the type of portable electrical equipment you own and how/where it's used. You will probably not need the blanket 'PAT test everything' approach, which many PAT testing companies use, keeping the cost to you and your business where they should be.
Referrals - Please do refer us, customers who do will receive a discount on their next inspection and testing. This can be deducted from your bill, or alternatively we will donate the discounted amount to a charity of your choice in your name.
PAT Testing Regulations
'Electrical equipment is required to be properly maintained to prevent danger. Inspections are necessary...' IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment, 4th Edition
MPAT's PAT testing service ensures that all your portable appliances will comply with current legislation.
The responsibilities for the safety of persons at work are detailed in legislation, with the following relevant to electrical maintenance:
- Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
- Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) regulations 1992
- The Plugs and Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994
- Landlords and Tenants 1985
- The Housing Act 2004 (England and Wales)
- The Housing (Scotland) Act 2006
- The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
- Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006 (WEEE directive)
Further information can be found by clicking on the links above or downloaded from the HSE website, www.hse.gov.uk
Other legislation documents can be purchased from www.tsoshop.co.uk
Has it ever been mentioned that you have cables trailing on the floor, have daisy chained extension leads (extensions lead from extension lead) or would you like a neat office where all the cables are safe and out of site, then please read about our cable management.
A recent addition to our service is cable management, this is a service we have seen a need for and a want to provide the best service to our customers - we have tested across many sites and seen office moves, staff moves, equipment moves, companies growing, acquisitions etc. that cause a need for work equipment to be moved, added to, extended etc. This can often leave the original socket running an extension lead, that then runs another, that then runs another... With our PAT testing we would make a note that the extensions need remodeling or additional socket to be added to the circuit, BUT until now we have not had a service to offer a solution.
The cable management offering includes:
- Under desk wire baskets
- Individually fused extension leads
- Systems where you can differenciate under desk 'do not touch' PC equipment and separate above desk employee only extensions with USB charging points (additional safety and saves money on PAT testing!)
- Off ground PC support systems
- Monitor arm bracke
and much more... to find out what we can do for you please contact us