Welcome to Avonpat Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
•As an In-Service Inspection & Testing engineer, generally known as PAT or Portable
Appliance Testing, I provide Businesses and organisations in Bristol, South Gloucester,
Wiltshire & Somerset with a cost-effective solution to comply with “The Electricity
at Work” regulations.
•If you run any of the following:
Mobile DJ/Karaoke.... Entertainer....
Hotelier.... Publican.... Restaurateur....
Shopkeeper.... Care Home.... Trades Person....
Doctors Surgery/Clinic.... Landlord/Letting agent.... or simply Self Employed and
carry your tools around with you, you have a duty of care to comply with the necessary
Electricity at work regulations. These regulations state that you are responsible
by law, for the prevention of any harm coming to employees, tenants and customers
when using electrical equipment provided by you or your organisation/business.
Each year there are over 1000 reported accidents at work involving electrical burns
and electric shock. Around 3% of these reported accidents are fatal.
You also have a duty of care with respect to your insurers & the risks they take
in underwriting your business (READ THE SMALL PRINT).
• Many Businesses are unaware of the Insurance implications of not having an up
to date Portable Appliance Testing programme in place. Failure to carry out the necessary
tests will result in your insurance company refusing to pay out in the unfortunate
circumstances of an accident or a fire.
Faulty electrical appliances cause over 25% of accidental fires in commercial buildings.
• My aim is to enable you to implement a satisfactory ‘PAT’ programme at a realistic
The Test includes any item that has a mains voltage plug attached to it. Examples
of Electrical Equipment that would need to be tested.
•Computers •Monitors •Printers
•Microwaves •Drills •Vacuum Cleaners
•Hairdryers •Lamps •Fridges •Freezers
•Toasters •Kettles •AC Adaptors •4 Way Extensions •Cable Reels, Etc. In effect, anything
that has a plug attached.
Hi Sue I hope you don't mind I gave your details to our PAT tester Bob from Avonpat Tel: 07902076007. Bob is absolutely fantastic, reliable, not at all expensive, and most of all he only carry's out PAT testing when required, unlike so many of his competitors who say everything has to be tested yearly, when in fact most items actually only need to be tested every three years! Bob never minds coming back yearly to test the items which do need doing, and costs accordingly. Bob has serviced us for the last four years and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Kind Regards MariaReach Limitedmaria@reachbrands.co.uk