PAT Testing solutions for the Publican,
Bar, Cafe or Club Owner
The Pub /
Club entertainment industry can pose its own particular set
of challenges due to the fact that frequently equipment has
to used in a variety of conditions and environments. Many
items going through a rapid change from cold to extremely
high temperatures in operation.
The additional stress that
this alone can put on equipment poses a very real danger if not correctly
maintained. Add to this though the fact that for most of it's time it is also
used in situations where there is also a risk of Impact damage, liquid spills
and a whole host of other risks and you could be forgiven for thinking that the
above was describing a building or construction site!
Then take the above, add a
good helping of members of the general public, reduce the ambient light level
and add a good measure of alcohol!!!!
I think it is very very
clear from the above that poorly maintained electrical equipment repeatedly used
in this situation is a recipe for disaster.
cabinets, trays and racks, fridges and freezers are
continually in use and often are accessed and used by more
than one person as are many other items such as glass /
bottle washing equipment, dishwashers, tills and EPOS
terminals etc etc
Another issue for the nightclub, Bar or Pub
owner is the fact that very often they will have part of the premises fitted
with various lighting and effects units normally in an area set aside for
dancing and or other entertainment. Some of these systems may in fact be
directly connected and form an integral part of the buildings wiring system and
will be tested as such. But, a great many and probably the majority of them are
not connected in this way but simply are connected via various types of
controller or dimming equipment this in turn is connected via a plug or plugs
and thus would not be tested as it is deemed to be a portable appliance. The
risk is that this can continue to be used in a non maintained situation unless
it is correctly identified and tested as such.
Audio, visual and other entertainment
systems that are also used also need to be tested and maintained to ensure that
they continue to operate in a safe manner without causing any danger or risks to
We appreciate that for any business there are a great many other things to worry
about and PAT testing is very seldom at the front of the
list. Many choose not to test because of the High prices
charged by some of our competitors. Others are simply not
aware of the requirement to do so. The simple fact is that
legislation exists which places a "Duty of Care" on all
business owners and employers to ensure that appliances used
are maintained in a safe condition so as not to cause danger
Legislation is not optional and has to be complied
with regardless of time or costs involved.
We have always appreciated the above and for
this reason we have ensured that we offer a range of cost effective solutions
that will encourage those business's that have previously not carried out PAT
testing due to financial reasons to do so in the future.
For the business owner involved in this
industry sector there never
seem to be enough hours in the day in order to complete everything that needs to
be done. Evenings, weekends all seem to be swallowed up to ensure the future
success of your venture. PAT testing for many appears to be just another task on
This is where we are able to help by
providing a specialised service that is able to take this task on board for you
thus, freeing up the time of you or your staff. We do not diversify our operations or services as some of
our competitors but rather we prefer to concentrate and focus 100% on providing
the best possible PAT testing solution for you and your business needs.
For most small business's we find that one
of our "All-inclusive" PAT testing solutions will meet their requirements. Costs
for this can typically be as low as £40 - £50 per year to cover all of your
electrical appliances. Compare this to the costs that can be incurred following
an incident where PAT testing had not been part of a companies Health & Safety
Policy and you can see that this is a very worthwhile solution. Indeed many
Business insurance providers are now insisting that PAT testing is carried out
as part of their terms of cover. It is well worth checking this as all to often
the small print of a policy can be overlooked.
We strive to work very closely with all of
our current and prospective clients to continually ensure that we deliver the
best possible service that they have come to expect from us and continue to meet
their ever changing requirements. We realise that PAT testing solutions need to
be dynamic and have the ability to grow and change along with the business and
it is here where our specialised experience comes into effect. Unlike many of
our competitors we do not charge a premium or additional fee for Testing "Out of
Hours" rather, we encourage this as it frequently proves to be more productive
and results in a lower impact on your business during the testing programme.
Utilising the very latest, "Cutting edge" computerised
testing equipment we are able to offer a competent, fast and efficient service
to all our clients. In many cases the information and results captured from your
appliances whilst under test can be sent back to our office electronically
before leaving your premises. This ensures that the results can be quickly
analysed and ensures that there is minimal delay in producing Certification and
or your Equipment Register Documents etc.
Accurate record keeping is a very important
part of the whole PAT testing process. You will be provided with all required
Documentation on completion of the agreed testing schedule and we will keep
copies of all relevant results for a minimum period of 5 Years. Copies of this
information can be made available on request. We are also able to provide this
information in a variety of different computerised or electronic formats to
enable you to also use it to help in maintaining an asset register for insurance
of other purposes.
The use of modern technology not only
improves the speed and accuracy of the whole PAT testing process for you but
more importantly improves the ability for us to be able to instantly compare
results of tests during return or future visits to your business appliances this
can quickly identify any potential problems or risks before they occur. Thus,
this leads to a safer work place for employer and employee alike.
We all accept without question that the vehicles we drive require an annual MOT
test after a certain age so why should we not adopt the same way of thinking
when it comes down to the electrical equipment we also use on a daily basis as
part of our work…………
PAT Testing is a simple process that has been
adopted to help both employers and employees alike whilst helping to aid
compliance with the relevant Health & Safety regulations and statistically speaking since the introduction and wider use of PAT testing in
business's there has been a steady reduction in the number or accidents and
injuries in the workplace. We all have a duty to ensure that this trend
continues to reduce year-on-year.
Please contact us using the information on
page of this website to find out more of how we can
tailor make a solution to meet your needs or to be able to discuss and
requirements or questions you may have.
YOUR SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN