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Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) calibration services available nationwide

Portable appliance testers – also known as PATs or PAT testers – are important diagnostic tools for any electrician. Early models have been in use in the UK since the 1960s and, today, more sophisticated versions are used day-in and day-out by professional electricians as part of their regular duties.

PATs allow you to perform a sweeping variety of checks on various electrical appliances to ensure they are in safe working order. These tests are expected to be run at regular intervals to ensure the continued safety of a building’s wiring system. The guidelines for offices and other workplaces, as well as rented properties, are particularly stringent. Failure to comply or to meet the standards set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) can result in significant fines.

Like all electrical testing apparatus, PATs are highly sensitive instruments. In order to guarantee the safety of your clients, it is important that your portable appliance testers are properly calibrated to operate with the manufacturer specifications. This is where Re-CAL comes in.

What Re-CAL can do for you

As one of the country’s top PAT calibration service providers, we have much to offer our customers nationwide. Here are some of our more popular services.

Portable appliance tester calibration

Here at Re-CAL, we provide a detailed assessment and calibration of your PAT tester. We trim the device internally, to ensure it matches its original specifications. The process is a straightforward one, and includes the following: • making sure the resistance readout is accurate • correcting for any drift occurring as a consequence of ageing components – and replacing, where necessary • re-calibrating the PAT unit to its factory settings, or national standards • performing a safety test for any mains-powered PAT

All major PAT manufacturers

Whatever make and model of PAT you favour, we have the skills and the experience to calibrate it for you. This includes all the major UK brands of personal appliance tester, including Di-Log, Seaward, Megger, Chauvin Arnoux, Fluke, Amprobe, Metrel, Kewtech, Martindale, and more. Should you own a more obscure make, simply give us a call and see what we can do for you.

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Nationwide service, with a local reach

At Re-CAL, we provide multiple options for our clients across the UK. We have our main calibration centre based in Manchester, where the bulk of our work comes to us. This high-end facility has sufficient calibration equipment and expertise to handle the many devices we receive each day. Alternatively, we also operate a mobile service – our Lab on Wheels – which can perform the same high standard of calibration right on your doorstep.

A name you can trust

Re-CAL is a proud member of the Di-LOG group, the country’s leading manufacturer of electrical testing equipment. All our staff are highly-trained and fully-qualified in the field of PAT calibration. They bring years of experience and extensive knowledge to each job, ensuring an unbiased technical opinion, should you have any concerns.

Get in touch

To arrange the calibration of your portable appliance tester, get in contact with Re-CAL today. Call us on 0161 877 3621 and speak to a member of our team. We will be happy to discuss your calibration requirements and provide you with a free no-obligation quote.

I have used ReCal and their calibration services for many years now, both at Proline Group and in my previous employment, their service is second to none and the availability to test our instruments at a moment’s notice is testimony to the excellent service everyone receives at ReCal, this twinned with the availability to have […]

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Electrical Manager, Proline MEC, Cheshire