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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment.

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Fixed Wire Inspections

Periodic Testing and Inspection of electrical installations is necessary for the prevention of damage from wear and tear. Periodic Testing and inspection may be necessary to asses compliance with current IEE Wiring Regulations. 

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Thermographic Surveys

All electrical systems, equipment and components are subject to deterioration once commissioned. This deterioration may be in many forms, for example, loose or corroded connections and joints, insulation resistance breakdown or worn and pitted parts.

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Emergency Lighting

By the nature of the device, an emergency light is designed to come on when the power goes out.

What is
Portable Appliance Testing?

Pat testing or portable appliance testing is an important part of any health & safety policy. The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all re-portable electrical accidents involve portable appliances. The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment. This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing. The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:

  1. Where appliances are used by employees.
  2. Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
  3. Where appliances are supplied or hired.
  4. Where appliances are repaired or serviced.
  5. The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.

 

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Inspection Level

The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.

What is
Fixed Wire Testing?

Periodic Testing and Inspection of electrical installations is necessary for the prevention of damage from wear and tear, corrosion, excessive electrical loading, environmental influences and ageing. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 places a legal responsibility on the owner of an electrical installation to prevent electrical accidents. These regulations call for all electrical systems and apparatus which are, or may be, attached to the electrical installation, to be maintained in a safe condition so that individual users may be protected from electrical shock or fire hazards.

Regulation 4(2) of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that all systems and apparatus are maintained to prevent danger. It is essential to decide when maintenance is necessary to prevent danger. This means that all electrical systems should be certified at the recommended interval. Many of our clients now request 100% visual examination and a 20% test of their installation every year. The visual inspection reduces the cost to our customers significantly.

Periodic Testing and inspection may be necessary to asses compliance with current IEE Wiring Regulations. If you are the new occupant of the premises, inspection is required. Also change of use or following alterations to an original installation makes electrical safety testing essential, as does making a significant change or changes to the electrical loading of any installation. It is important to note that neglect of faulty electrical apparatus could cause injuries to your staff or customers and you could incur lost income as well as a hefty fine. Your insurance might even be invalidated.

    What is a
    Thermographic Survey?

    All electrical systems, equipment and components are subject to deterioration once commissioned. This deterioration may be in many forms, for example, loose or corroded connections and joints, insulation resistance breakdown or worn and pitted parts. These poor electrical connections result in a high resistance across the connection with a subsequent rise in temperature. If uncorrected this rise in temperature will continue to increase, overheating will occur, leading to system, equipment and component failure. In the most extreme circumstances system or equipment failure can result in fire and possible explosion. 

    Additionally, excessive loading of electrical systems and equipment or phase imbalance of electrical systems may also lead to failure. The deterioration and loading of electrical systems and equipment is not always apparent or detected by conventional checks such as routine monitoring and maintenance or periodic test and inspection. However, when energised and under load, these faults can become clearly visible with the aid of thermal imaging techniques. In many cases this allows for instant fault diagnosis which in serious cases can be brought to the client’s attention immediately, allowing the necessary remedial action to take place at an early stage.

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      We are a family run company based in Norfolk (UK) that prides itself on giving full value for money. Most of our engineers and all senior management have a military background covering the British Army, Navy & Air force. We pride ourselves on our military ethics and training. We mention this as we know that sound advanced planning is essential before undertaking any commission. Every job, no matter how big or small is important to us and we are well aware that attention to detail is essential to any successful campaign.

       

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      St. Crispins Road,
      Norwich,
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