Terms & Conditions / Limitation of Liability
When 'PAT Testing', we adhere strictly to the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Code of Practice for
In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
Insurance cover is limited to damage to client's equipment and to Public Liability, etc. Therefore, it is taken
that The Client understands and accepts the following Terms and Conditions before engaging our
services for Portable Appliance Testing your equipment.
When engaged in PAT Testing, in no event shall Domestic Electrical (Oldham) Ltd. or any of its
operatives be liable for any loses whatsoever (including, without limitation, indirect, consequential, or
incidental loses) to business profits, business interruption, loss of business information (including computer data
or similar data), or other pecuniary loss arising out of the use of its services, even if Domestic Electrical
(Oldham) Ltd. or any of its operatives has been advised of the possibility of such loses.
When PAT Testing, systems such as file servers, mail servers, network switches/hubs and telecommunications
equipment will not be inspected/tested without the express permission of the client.
It is assumed that important computer data/information is regularly and securely backed up by the client.
In the workplace, we will test all items that have either a standard 240 volt three-pin plug or a 16 Amp
240 volt (blue) or 110 volt (yellow) round plug/socket attached. However, in rented property we only test the items
(with plugs) that are supplied by the landlord. Similarly, in residential care homes, etc., we test all items
(with plugs) that are supplied by the care-home owner either for use by the residents or by the staff. This is
because personal equipment owned by tenants or residents is not covered by legislation, and is therefore not
Systems such as file servers, mail servers, network switches/hubs and telecommunications equipment will not be
inspected/tested by us without the express permission of the client.
We do not unplug and test telephony equipment such as PABX or ISDN boxes, etc. that are supplied by the
telephone company (much of this equipment, once installed, should really never be unplugged or switched off).
Equipment such as video recorders, clocks, central heating system timers, burglar alarms, etc. that loose their
programmed memory when disconnected from mains voltage, will (for this reason) only be unplugged and
inspected/tested by me with the express permission of the client, and it is the responsibility of the client to
arrange for reprogramming of this equipment, if necessary.
Please make sure that the equipment that you want inspected/tested is on site when we arrive! This is
particularly pertinent in the case of laptop computer chargers, projectors, power tools, mobile phone chargers,
etc. NB. In the case of equipment that is powered by a rechargeable battery, such as battery hand-held power tools,
mobile phones, laptop computers, etc., you only need to supply us with the charger; we don't need access to
the equipment itself.
The equipment can only be tested if we have easy access to its plug. If the plug is inaccessible, for example,
hidden behind heavy, awkward objects, then unfortunately the equipment will not be tested.
Normally we will only test items that have either a standard 240 volt three-pin plug, a 16 Amp 240 volt
(blue) or 110 volt (yellow) round plug/socket attached; hand dryers, electric cookers, water heaters, large
built-in radiators, electric heaters, etc. that are directly wired into a fused outlet will not be tested as this
would require the switching off of the electricity at the mains and the dismantling of the fused outlet. These
type of appliances can be tested but will incur a higher charge due to the extra work involved.