UKAS & BSI
UKAS & BSI
Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) calibration services are available either onsite at a customer’s premises or at our Durham based laboratory. UKAS calibration of PAT testers is available on all makes and models of PAT tester, ensuring the highest standard of calibration is performed every time a PAT tester is serviced by our technicians.
PAT testers allow duty holders to test the safety of electrical appliances therefore ensuring workers, tenants or members of the public who come into contact with these appliances are not at risk of an electric shock. PAT testing is part of a broader health & safety policy, with electrical tests being remarkably similar to those carried out at the end of a manufacturing process. Calibration of PAT testers involves comparing these devices on an annual basis against a higher standard of accuracy, which then ensures the units are still accurately detecting any potential faults in portable electrical equipment.
PAT testers are widely used in the UK and several other countries in the world where duty holders, electricians and competent operators test the electrical safety of portable everyday devices. It is essential these devices are working correctly to ensure the safety of workers, tenants or members of the general public who are using these portable appliances. In-accurate readings can lead to potentially dangerous portable appliances being passed as safe and ultimately causing electrical shock and risk of death to users.
The Calibrationhouse PAT tester calibration service is the most experienced in our portfolio, with the first PAT tester calibration taking place at our County Durham laboratory in 1982. As part of the wider Seaward Group Calibrationhouse benefits from over 40 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, and servicing PAT testing equipment. Current service levels offer a UKAS calibration, with high accurate resistance standards used to calibrate PAT testers from a variety of different manufacturers.
The Calibrationhouse team recommends that all PAT testing equipment is calibrated at least once a year. Some equipment that is used more often may even benefit from two or more calibrations per year, Calibrationhouse can advise the best course of action to ensure your test equipment is kept working within industry recognised standards.
As part of the calibration service customers will receive a UKAS standard certificate, which will form a vital part of quality management and help meet ISO9001 guidelines. Being the first company to launch a fully integrated PAT tester, Seaward are a key voice in the industry when it comes to developing best practice and standards for the calibration and service of these devices.
Whatever brand your PAT testing equipment is or wherever you have bought it from you can trust Calibrationhouse to take good care of it throughout its useful life.