Educating Schools About Portable Appliance Testing

Schools

Portable Appliance Testing is an important part of ensuring your school is a safe environment in which to work and to comply with the basic requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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Testing Requirements

Schools need to keep their electrical safety reports up-to-date. At Greater Manchester PAT Testing, we have the knowledge and expertise to make sure your electrical appliances are safe. We offer very competitive rates for Pat Testing, Fixed Wire and all electrical remedial works.

What electrical appliances need to be tested in my school?

Lets take some examples of the typical items that are likely to be used in your school and apply the guidance as follows:

Staff room – does it have a kettle? This is class 1 equipment and should be tested every 12 months. Does your staff room have a radio, TV or stereo? This is class 2 equipment and should be tested every 48 months.

Art Department – typical items may include glue guns which are class 1 items and should be tested every 12 months

IT Department – IT equipment used by pupils, such as computers, are worked on each day and therefore should be tested more frequently i.e. every 12-24 months

Office – photocopiers, IT equipment (PCs), monitors & double insulated equipment (not handheld or moved occasionally) – every 2-4 years

School Kitchen – catering equipment such as food mixers, toasters and electric weighing scales should be tested every 12 months as these items will be used daily and are situated in a more high risk environment.

Cleaning cupboards – Vacuum cleaners may need to be checked more frequently, simply because they are used more often.


Conclusion

Keeping a record of your PAT Testing is not required by law, but is good practice and essential for schools to have documented evidence of the completion of PAT and it is also useful to have an electrical asset list that normally is produced as a result of testing.

Unlike many out there we offer exceptional service standards at affordable rates. Our friendly yet professional work ethic stands us head and shoulders above our competition. To ensure a smooth and hassle free electrical testing service we work with you and your staff to make sure disruption is minimal.



Commercial

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Domestic

Electrical Testing is vital for Landlords and Estate/Letting agents, in order to ensure that all of the electrical circuits/appliances within your properties are safe.


Schools (Primary & Senior)

Schools need to keep their electrical safety reports up-to-date. At Greater Manchester PAT Testing, we have the knowledge and expertise to make sure your electrical appliances are safe.


Hotels

Hotels need to keep their electrical safety reports up-to-date. At Greater Manchester PAT Testing, we have the knowledge and expertise to make sure your electrical appliances are safe.

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