We provide PAT testing solutions in Edinburgh for professional Sound and lighting equipment.
We offer in house PAT Testing from 49p
Our customers have to have all electrical appliances PAT tested.
What is P.A.T testing ?
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is an important part of health & safety across the U.K and Edinburgh. Insuring a standard level of safety.
The British Health & Safety Executive, found portable appliances faults cause 25% of accidents in the UK. Portable appliance safety is both the employee and employers responsibility.
It’s important that workplaces follow the Electricity at Work Regulations. Don’t worry it’s not hard or expensive.
We can make sure your equipment meet the regulations and guidelines .
There are simple steps you can carry out to make sure that equipment is safe to use.
It can be as simple as 3 basic steps maintaining, inspecting and testing your equipment.
Is my equipment effected?
There are 4 simple guidelines to what equipment will need PAT tested.
You’ll need PAT testing If :
- Employees use the appliance.
- A member of the public could use the appliances. At venues such as hospitals, schools, Universities, hotels, Conference centres, retail units etc.
- The appliances supplied or hired.
- The appliances repaired or serviced.
There are several different levels PAT testing. The level set is a result of the risk if the appliance becomes faulty. For example the type of appliance and the surroundings when in use.
Quick PAT Testing guide for DJ’s
The most common question from customers is “What needs PAT testing?” . As a result there’s a-lot of myth surrounding PAT testing.
MYTH : All items need PAT tested regardless of AGE.
FACT : Brand new appliances/leads do NOT need PAT testing. Like how a new car doesn’t need an MOT, thus it’s deemed that it’s built to the required standards
Many venues in Edinburgh don’t understand PAT testing or what the PAT certificate is for.
MYTH : You need to provide your Certificate to the venue or let them photocopy it.
FACT : Any venue that has this rule, have implemented it themselves for no legal reason what so ever. The Certificate is your own guide to keep track of your items so you know when to test them again. Your PLI / Insurance company may request one for insurance reasons.
MYTH : You must must test items yearly.
FACT : Item testing is as a result of usage. For instance if you have a back up CD player used once every 5 years. The frequency of use dictates it doesn’t need testing again.
PAT Testing Services
Pegasus Sound & Light can help you with your cheap PAT testing in Edinburgh.
We have in house engineers that can test your equipment so you have certification.
We also hire out PAT tester machines, so you can do it your self. Contact us for more details.