First Electrical Services Ltd

Areas Covered



Sutton Coldfield

Tamworth

Lichfield

Atherstone

Coleshil

All surrounding areas


PAT Testing

Legal Requirments

It is a requirment by law to maintain a safe electrical installation, this includes the fixed wiring and the applances attached to the installation. The ways to do this are

EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) for the fixed wiring carried out by a registered electrician with the nesacesary qualification to carry out the testing (City & Guilds 2391)

PAT Testing (Portable Aappliance Testing) which is a test carried out by a competant person on all the portable equipment, basicaly anything that can be plugged into a wall socket.



How often should equipment be tested

Offices Shops & Hotels Class 1 equipment including stationary and IT equipment should be tested every 48 months. Moveable equipment such as extension leads and portable equipment should be tested every 24 months. Handheld equipment should be tested every 12 months.

Schools All Class 1 equipment in schools should be PAT tested every 12 months. Class 2 equipment should be tested every 48 months.

Public Use Equipment Stationary and IT equipment such as computers should be tested every 12 months. Moveable, Portable and Handheld equipment falling into Class 2 should be tested every 12 months. Moveable, Portable and Handheld equipment falling into Class 1 should be tested every 6 months.

Industrial All industrial sites, including commercial kitchens should have Portable and Handheld equipment tested every 6 months. Stationary, IT and Moveable equipment should be tested every 12 months.


Certificate

A certificate is issued on completion along with a record of all equipment tested