Quoting the IEE Code of Practice: The electricity at work regulations require it in regulation 4(2).
When Swift PAT carry out a PAT test on a appliance it is in 3 steps.
* User check
This informs the use or any potential danger signs, and an appliance can fail on this check i.e. a frayed cable can be marked as not safe to use.
* Formal visual Inspection
This is a simple process of visually inspection all of the appliance, cable and plug for obvious faults, including the fuse and wiring of the plug should be tested.
* Combined Inspections and PAT testing
This is the main test, that involves the PAT testing equipment. This determines if the device is electrically safe to use on the class of construction i.e Class 1, Class 2 and so forth.
Q: How can Swift PAT do this for such low prices ?
A: We have worked hard to limit our overheads to reduce costs and these savings can be passed on to you. We don't accept credit cards for example, and we don't have expensive offices. But most importantly, we don't cut corners. Worried about how good we are? Ask for a sample test report and compare it with that from another company. Once you have used Swift PAT for your Portable Appliance Testing you won't use another company again. However many appliances you have, every one will be tested fully, properly, first time and every time.