PAT Testing Glasgow

We offer comprehensive PAT Testing in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

As a business we’ve years of experience with PAT testing, providing affordable, reliable testing inspections ensuring we give a quality service.

PAT Testing Glasgow | PAT Testing Scotland

Our PAT testing services are provided by fully qualified electricians. These experienced electricians are fully trained specifically in portable appliance testing and appliance repairs and carry out work with minimal disruption, at a time that suits you. PAT testing is of major importance, you need to make sure you're always keeping up with the latest rules and regulations to be sure the electrical appliances you provide are safe to use. If you're running a business and you require your appliances tested, you need to make sure the electricians that carry out the work do so with minimal disruption. We make sure our electricians are quiet, respectful and carry out the work as quickly as possible.

We believe that electrical safety is important and that portable appliance testing should be made available to everyone, and we understand that the two major factors in this are cost and the worry of being charged for hidden extras such as call out charges and bills for additional labour. We're confident that our straightforward pricing structure will set your mind at ease. On completion of the testing we will provide you with a post-test certificate for your peace of mind.

What is PAT Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing is essential to ensure the appliances that all businesses and property landlords provide are safe for use. We approach Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) in a clear, defined and methodical way, testing for electrical faults or possible dangerous items in the home or workplace.

As well as a visual inspection of wiring and other functional checks such as connections of flexible cables, a verification of earthing continuity and a subsequent test is undertaken. The robustness of the insulation between current carrying parts and exposed metal can be checked too. This ensures that a “shock” isn’t received.

What appliances are covered during PAT Testing?

Our PAT Testing service covers the following items and many more:

  • Kitchen appliances

  • Desktop computers

  • Laptops

  • Cleaning machinery

  • Utilities

  • Building tools

  • Hand Held Devices

  • Music Equipment

Does your business need PAT Testing?

PAT Testing is recommended where portable electrical appliances are used at your business premises and/or where five or more people are employed by your business. A risk based approach should always be taken to ensure the safety and security of your employees. You certainly don’t want anything happening with your appliances that may put people at risk, or start a fire. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

How often should PAT Testing be carried out?

Most people are also unsure as to how regularly they should get their appliances tested. It really depends on the type of equipment you use and the environment in which you use it. PAT testing at regular intervals ensures continual safety. A good example is a power tool which is used on a construction site, that should be examined more frequently than say a lamp in a hotel room. Both should be tested, but the power tool more so, due to it being hand held and it's frequency of use.

PAT Testing for Landlords

Landlords in Scotland are required by law to have all electrical items that they leave in their property for incoming tenants, PAT Tested on a yearly basis.

They should also have a Pat Testing Schedule, for each new tenant or have a test scheduled on a yearly basis and accurate records maintained.

GW Electrics for all your PAT testing needs

To discuss PAT testing for your business or property please get in touch today, we’ll be more than happy to provide free impartial advice and a quotation for all your PAT Testing requirements.