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ScotTest are a specialist PAT testing company based in Aberdeenshire and serving all of Scotland with
companies PAT Testing requirements. ScotTest specialise the inspection and testing of electrical portable
appliances (PAT Testing).

Our goal is to supply you with a comprehensive and cost effective solution to comply with the Electricity at
Work regulations

Regulation 3 of the Electricity at Work Regulations recognises a responsibility that employers and many
employees have for electrical systems.

It shall be the duty of every employer and self employed person to comply with the provisions of the
Regulations in as far as they relate to matters which are within his control.

It shall be the duty of every employee while at work: to co-operate with his employer so far as is necessary
to enable and duty placed on that employer by the provision of the Regulations to be complied with: and to
comply with the provision of these regulations in so far as they relate to matters, which are within his control.

If any of the following equipment is in operation at your place of work or if your property has any appliances
with a mains voltage plug attached, for example:

Tills, Microwaves, Kettles, Fridges, Toasters, Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers
Computers, Monitors, Printers, etc.
You have a duty to comply with all the necessary regulations

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the way you can fulfill this obligation.

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Failure to implement a programme of Portable Appliance Testing can also have insurance implications.

Testing of Portable Appliances
Testing and the inspection and testing of electrical portable appliances.

For all sizes of premises, regardless if there are only a few dozen items through to the large multi-site
customers whom require structured testing plans for thousands of appliances, ScotTest can tailor a
package to suit your requirements.

What is a portable appliance
A portable appliance is simply an item of electrical equipment, which is connected to the power supply by
means of a plug and socket

Why you need portable appliances tested
There are a number of reasons why appliances should be PAT tested on a regular basis, but the most
important ones are: -

1. To comply with The Electricity at Work Regulations
2. To comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
3. To minimise the risk of fire and injury caused by electrical appliances
4. To satisfy your Insurance Company.
5. To comply with all Health & Safety requirements and ISO standards
6. Quality Assurances also requires you to comply
Defective equipment
Also, one of the first things Fire Officers and Health & Safety Inspectors usually ask to see on any inspection
visit is PAT testing records.

What it involves
Each item is given a full visual inspection followed by the appropriate electrical safety tests.

Disruption to staff?
Inevitably there will be disruption. However, our experienced engineers using the most up to date
computerised equipment keep any disruption to the absolute minimum. PAT Testing can be carried out "Out
of hours" if required.

How often does it need to be carried out?
No rigid guidelines can be laid down as to the frequency of inspecting and testing but factors influencing the
decision includes the environment, the users, the equipment construction and the equipment type. We
follow the Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment produced by the
Institution of Electrical Engineers - in conjunction with guidance provided by the Health & Safety Executive

Our Testing
Careful visual inspection of equipment. The tops of non-moulded plugs are removed to inspect (and if
necessary carry out repairs to the wiring)

Faulty 13 amp plugs and incorrect fuses will be replaced

The equipment will be tested following IEE guidelines appropriate to that equipment under test

Water- and grease-proof labeling for all chargeable items

Certificates and reports supplied on paper or on CD ROM

We also carry out EICR reports at a set price per circuit (no minimum charge)

What is EICR report?

What is the aim of a condition report?
The five main aims of a condition report are:
Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used
until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe)
Find any damage and wear and tear that might affect safety, and report it
Find any parts of the electrical installation that do not meet the IEE Wiring Regulations
Help find anything that may cause electric shocks and high temperatures
Provide and important record of the installation at the time of the inspection, and for inspection testing in the

Types of condition report
In general, there are two types of domestic electrical installation condition report:
Visual condition report - this does not include testing and is only suitable if the installation has been testing

Periodic inspection reports - this is what we would normally recommend, as it tests the installation and
would find any hidden damage

EICR is required at least  every five years on a domestic property
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