CJM PAT Testing

At CJM, we are dedicated to raising the standard of PAT testing
We help everyone from pubs and clubs to offices and factories no job is too small
At CJM, we provide guaranteed quotations on a whole-job basis {no hidden charges)
Call CJM now for a free quote, a friendly chat or some free advice
Call or Email Now! 0800 023 8963 07803 061305 chris@cjmpat.co.uk

CJM is Unique and Versatile

We Specialise in Making Things Possible.

Minimum disruption is our first consideration. We take a flexible approach to our work, to ensure little or no interruption to your business during opening hours. We may be able to accommodate evening, weekend and short notice appointments if necessary.
We Work Magic
We are experienced Pat Testing engineers utilising the latest testing equipment. Qualified to City & Guilds 2377 standard and fully insured for Public Liability, we offer a complete and fully auditable service, ensuring that you get complete piece of mind.
Cost Effective
We offer a clear and competitive pricing policy with no 'hidden extras'. Rather than charging you on a 'per item' basis, CJM will always agree a fixed price charge, so you won't have a shock once the bill arrives. Give us a call now, you'll be pleased that you did.
We offer a punctual and reliable 'by appointment' service. Either before, during or after any appointment, we are always available for advice and support. Being part of the PAT Testing Network, you can be assured of our working standards.

As a Tutor teaching at different venues, I was advised to have all my electrical equipment PAT Tested. I was recommended to use CJM Pat Testing, who I contacted, the gentleman by the name of Chris Moore came to my own home and did a very detailed and thorough check on all the pieces of equipment I use. Chris was very polite and courteous. I therefore recommend CJM Pat Testing to anyone who needs electrical equipment tested.

C P Orchard, Southampton

Our Process is Refined

We've dialed in our work flow down to a perfect science.

1. Discuss

We carry out testing for shops, offices, pubs, clubs, church halls, DJs and bands as well as landlords and letting agents preparing properties for tenants. Small jobs with a few items are welcome.

2. Design

We provide a personnel friendly service and advice tailored to suit your needs, without many of the time restraints and pressures that some larger testing organisations may have.

3. Develop

We realise the needs of every business are different, therefore we can provide quotations for the whole work on an individual basis rather than per item, giving you the advantage of no hidden charges.

4. Deliver

Our customer's safety is our priority. We work to the highest standards. As well as the electrical tests, we remove the top and inspect every plug and fuse and examine every inch of cable.

Our History is Crucial to Our Success

Find Out More About Where We've Been

Our Story

A life dedicated to your health and safety
After working as an Ambulance Driver for a number of years, Health & Safety has always been an important concern for me. After attending a number of accidents in workplaces over the years I began thinking of more ways to improve work place safety.
Electricity kills!

Electricity can and does kill and fires can start due to poorly maintained appliances but having appliances competently inspected and tested according to the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) code of practice can go a long way to improving safety. So I trained and started Portable Appliance Testing in 2008.

It's a fact
It’s a sad fact that PAT testing has become very competitive in recent years, with some companies falling over themselves to offer the cheapest and fastest service however, this is not always good news from the Health & Safety view.
Your safety is our concern
Earlier this year we joined the PAT Testing Network, a professional organisation dedicated to raising the standards in the PAT Testing industry. Members who are registered with PTN pass an accreditation exam and agree to abide by working standards guidelines. As more members join this will mean higher standards in the industry and safer workplaces.

Our History

Joined the Federation of Small Businesses.
Joined the PAT Testing Network, a body of test engineers dedicated to championing PAT testing to the highest level.
Celebrated working with our 250th customer.
Our customer count turned into three figures in under two years, confirming the trust CJM has been shown within the local community.
Left the Ambulance Service to start up CJM PAT Testing after witnessing terrible health & safety issues.

Got a Question ? Here are a few Answers

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What is a portable appliance?
For the purpose of the legislation. A portable appliance is taken to be an item of equipment which is not part of a fixed installation but is, or is intended to be, connected to a fixed installation, or a generator, by means of a flexible cable and a plug and socket. In layman’s terms this means any item with a plug is a portable appliance. This would include electric drills, kettles, PCs, printers, monitors, extension leads and even some large items such as vending machines and fridges or freezers.
Who does this apply to?
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 placed a legal responsibility on, employers, self-employed and landlords etc to take reasonable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of electrical equipment. The most efficient way to achieve this is to have appliances at your place of work inspected and tested.
How often do I have to have items tested?
There is no specific schedule set out. There are however guidelines to help. The frequency of testing depends on the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used. For example a high-risk item such as an electric drill should be tested more frequently than a low risk item such as a PC. Furthermore a drill that is used every day in a high density manufacturing plant should be tested more frequently than a drill used only occasionally in an office environment. Essentially it is the responsibility of the employers to assess the risk involved and implement their own program of testing. Most companies still opt for the blanket test of all equipment on an annual basis to ensure conformity.
Can anyone test items?
No, the legislation states that the person testing the item must be a competent person. In our opinion the only safe way to prove this in law is for the person to have completed the proper training and passed an examination enabling a certificate of competence to be issued.
Is it done during office hours?
This type of testing can be executed either during or outside of normal working hours. However out of hours work will attract extra costs.
Do we have to unplug the machines?
Yes, in order to electrically test the equipment it needs to be disconnected from the mains and plugged into a testing device. This is how the electrical readings are obtained and a PASS or FAIL status is defined.
What tests are carried out?
This depends on the type and class of the appliance. All appliances must be subjected to a good visual inspection and at least an insulation or leakage test. Others require an earth bond test and polarity test as well.
What are the implications for our IT systems?
The test equipment and procedures that we use on IT equipment ensures no damage can be done to the equipment during the test process. However the equipment must be shut down before full testing.
What about our servers and critical systems?
In some environments where it is not possible to turn equipment on and off, such as computer suites or comms rooms, it may only be appropriate for a visual inspection to be carried out. If this is the case then every effort must be made to carry out a combined inspection and test at the next available times.
How long does it take?
This will obviously depend on the number of appliances within your building and how easily assessable they are. A normal workstation with a computer, printer and extension lead would typically take between 20 and 30 minutes to test and reconnect. If you have any specific timetables to work to please liase with the engineer as to the most suitable times.
What is the labelling system?
All appliances that are tested should be given a unique form of identification. This will normally be in the form of a PASS or FAIL label indicating an asset number, the date and the initials of the test engineer.
Do I have to keep records?
Once again, the guidelines are sketchy as to the necessity of testing records. It should be viewed as best practise to adopt a register of all-portable appliance testing. In this way we are able to demonstrate that we have safely maintained the equipment. We will comply an equipment resister for you as well as an appropriate certificate/report for all appliances tested.
What happens if an item fails?
Most failures are found during the initial visual check (i.e. a cracked plug or an incorrectly rated fuse) These minor repairs will be carried out during the course of the work however other failures may not be fixed quickly and we would take the appliance out of service to eliminate danger to yourself or your employees.

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