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Through the specialist expertise we have gained in this service sector we are also able to offer a consultancy service to those companies who wish to employ and undertake their own testing or perhaps are considering this as an option please contact us for further information regarding this service.

Want to test your own appliances?

You may decide after reading this that financially it would be better to carry out your own testing in-house. Indeed many organisations save money by adopting this approach. As with all items of this nature this can prove to be very successful or possibly can also be doomed to failure.

When deciding to do this however, remember that you will have to appoint and train a person carrying out the testing and they must continue to do so at the frequencies that are identified. They will need access to a portable appliance tester, again this must also be periodically checked to ensure that it continues to be 100% accurate. They will need to have access as and when required to a wide selection of  spare plugs and fuses etc. You will need to assess the likely impact of having one of your employees concentrating a considerable period of time away from their normal duties and also remember that a specialist pat engineer may be considerably faster than a member of your team who has been drafted in to do the work.

The main problem that most companies find when deciding to adopt their own testing is that the designated employee who is appointed to carry out the testing always needs to be available as and when dictated by the initial assessment of equipment. In practice this can be problematic as other tasks and duties in the normal day-to-day running of the business also have to be taken into account as well as other things such as annual leave etc. This can often lead to schedules not being adhered to. Don't forget that even if the employee leaves your employment you still have the same responsibility to ensure that the inspection and testing identified is carried out and thus the whole process of appointing and training will start again...


If you feel that testing "In-House" is for you then we can offer a consultancy service to help you choose the correct structure to adopt and work with you to ensure that your testing schedule meets with all relevant legislation.




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