Conceived by Scott Caseby (Managing Director) and John Linklater (Sales Director) PAT UK was set up in March 2006 to fill an obvious gap in the electrical inspection and testing marketplace.

Too often electrical inspections and PAT testing are carried out by electrical contractors who charge exorbitant costs for a second rate service, sometimes using apprentices to carry out important Health and Safety checks or supplying test registers and certificates which do not meet industry standards.

The other option for the customer is the 'specialist' PAT testing company who seldom use qualified electricians and routinely fail to update their staff on the most recent regulation changes. Contact your PAT testing company and ask to see the certification and qualifications of the engineer who carried out your testing - you may be surprised.

At PAT UK we use only fully qualified ENGINEERS for our testing. With competitive prices and a total dedication to customer service we offer a fast, efficient service using fully calibrated EQUIPMENT by brand leaders such as MEGGER, ROBIN and FLUKE.

To ensure consistency and accuracy in our testing we operate a quality control system meaning a percentage of all work carried out is checked by our Chief Electrician JAMES REITH who has over 30 years experience in the electrical trade.

Always with health and safety in mind and in constant discussion with an independent Health and Safety Advisor, a copy of our HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY, a sample RISK ASSESSMENT and our METHOD STATEMENT can all be viewed on or PAT INFO page.

PAT UK are fully insured through Britain's top insurers NATIONAL INSURANCE & GUARANTEE CORPORATION LTD with public liability insurance of £2,000,000, showing that your piece of mind is at the forefront of our thoughts.

An expanding and ambitious company we currently cover Scotland, the North East of England, and Greater London with our head office based in the Powderhall area of Edinburgh. Our projected growth over the next 24 months will see us expand into all other areas of the U.K.

To find out more information about PAT UK please browse through our website or CONTACT OUR TEAM direct.

Assuring you of our best service and attention at all times,

John Linklater


 

Method Statement (Based on an Office Environment)

(Other available on request)

We work in pairs as a team.

Two people working together doing one job. One of the team is an electrical engineer whose main job is to carry out the testing. The other's main responsibility is data collection.

1. The first job is to establish whether the equipment to be tested is switched off. To do this the mouse is moved and the engineer will look to see if this activated the VDU and will listen for any activation of the hard drive. A visual check is also made to see if the power light is on. If the computer is still on then, depending on the instruction of the customer, the computer is either powered down by the engineer or not tested.

2. When the computer is off the preparation for testing begins. Files and other items obstructing access to the cable management are moved. The engineer should aim to move the customer's items as little as possible, but allow adequate access to the cable management system. This will allow for as little disruption as possible when the testing is complete.  The aim will be for the customer to be unaware that electrical items have been tested with the exception of the newly applied barcodes and pass labels.

3. At this stage the engineer begins a visual inspection. He will trace plugs to their respective item. While doing this he will visually inspect the cables and items. The engineer will ask the following questions:

  Is the plug ok, not cracked?
  Is the cable securely fixed to the plug?
  Is the cable free from cuts/bends?
  Is the main unit secure and free from obvious defects?
  Are the cables organised and free from obstructions?
  Is the socket firmly fixed?
  Is the item's casing cracked?
 
   
   

At this stage the engineer will check that the fuse is correctly rated and change if necessary. Other repairs will take place that have been found as a result of the visual inspection.

4. The item will then be tested using the appropriate equipment. The following tests will be carried out as applicable:

  Continuity Test
  Earth Leakage Test
  Insulation Test

 
 

 

Health and Safety Policy Statement

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

This is the Health and Safety Policy Statement of

PAT UK

       Our statement of general policy is:

   •  To provide adequate control of health and safety risks arising from our work activities.

   •  To consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety.

   •  To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment.

   •  To ensure safe handling and use of substances.

   •  To provide information, instruction and supervision for employees.

   •  To ensure all employees are competent to carry out their tasks.

   •  To provide all employees with adequate training.

   •  To prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health.

   •  To maintain safe and healthy working conditions.

   •  To review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals.

 

Date:  September 3rd 2012                                                    Review Date:  September 3rd 2014

 

Risk Assessment for PAT UK

                Document Information

 
Information
  Document ID   Risk-03/09/2012Ref 2571MG2014
  Issue Date   03 September 2012
  File Name   PAT UK Risk Assessment 2014

                 Document History

Version

Issue Date

Changes

  1.0   03 September 2012   N/A
  2.0   03 September 2012   Risk Impact

                 Document Approvals

Role

Name

Date

  Managing Director   Mr Scott Caseby   03 September 2012
  Sales Director   Mr John Linklater   03 September 2012
  Head Electrician   Mr James Reith   03 September 2012
 

What is a Risk Form?

A Risk Form is a document which is completed by a member of a project to Supply Client with a detailed risk assessment. Risk Forms may be used to formally log any type of risk, however, the most frequent types of risks identified relate to the project.

Risk Forms typically include:

•  Summary project information

•  A description of the risk identified

•  A rating of the likelihood and impact of the risk occurring

•  Preventative Actions to minimize the likelihood of the risk occurring

•  Contingent Actions to minimize the impact to the project should the risk occur

•  An approval section

Risk Assessment Form

  Project Details
  Project Manager   Mr Scott Caseby (MD) Mr James Reith (Head Electrician)
  Standard
To carry out Portable Appliance Testing to the standard of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare)  Regulations 1992, Provision and use of the Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the  Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
  Activity/Task
1. Make sure all equipment is in good working order and calibration is in date.
2. Only use appropriate equipment, tools and materials that have been set out by  European Union guidelines and British Standards.
3. To evaluate the premises and locate any hazards that could occur during testing.
4. To unplug all equipment that is going to be tested (it is not required to unplug  everything at the same time).
5. A thorough visual inspection, checking for damaged flexes, plugs or equipment  (overheating, burn marks or discolouration), correctly wired plugs with appropriate fuse rating.
6. Series of tests (depending on the class of equipment) that may include earth continuity  test, insulation test, polarity test and earth leakage test.
7. Fill out a register of all equipment and locations with all test results marked accordingly.
  Hazards
 
 
  Those at risk e.g. Staff, Public, Others
  Approval Details
  Supporting Documentation
  Authorised   Scott Caseby
  Date  3 September 2012
 

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