Thursday, 26 January 2012

PAT Testing Day Coming Up!

PAT (Portable Appliance Test) an insurance requirement, even if your machine is brand new, but a blooming nuisance to get sorted out for most of us. We had a great day last April when I organized a guy to come to Caverswall Village Hall to "Do Us" all at the same time... he turned out to be rather expensive because the machine cables were tested as separate items and then VAT was added to our bill when we were not expecting it.
I've been searching for someone to come to our Quilt Cave to PAT test the machines that missed out last April... it's not easy to find someone affordable to come just for a few machines... but I have it sorted out now.
Friday 10th February 11am to 12 noon. Caverswall Village Hall
The cost is £2 per machine, that includes VAT and the cable this time.
Not just for your sewing machines though, once again, absolutely anything that you need or would like to have tested can be done on this day, feel free to bring anything, irons, extension cables, blenders, kettles, you name it.
If you take your sewing machines to any public building it is a requirement that you have them tested.
Please tell your stitching friends about this date and bring them along to have their machines "Stickered" failing to PAT will compromise insurance of any building if ever anything happened.


Maggi said...

I always understood that you were OK to use your own equipment but not to let anyone use use it.

Lynne said...

Hi, I have checked and it is not a legal requirement per se, but halls are now requesting it due to Insurance Clauses for hall hire.