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Welcome to The PAT Tester (South Wales)

Providing a Portable Appliance Testing service primarily for voluntary sector organisations, community centres, small businesses, housing associations, musicians and DJs, the performing arts, stall holders, church halls, private landlords, residential care home owners and many others in South Wales: Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Bridgend, Brecon, Cardiff, Pontardawe, Llanelli, Ammanford, Llandeilo, Carmarthen, Cross Hands, Gower, Kidwelly, Llandovery, and surrounding areas. I also have a great deal of experience PAT Testing for supported-housing projects, including residential properties for men and women in recovery and safe houses.

My name is Bob Grainger. Trading as CompuTech Computing Services, I once provided computer support for the voluntary sector, small businesses and individuals for more than twenty years up until 2012. I now concentrate on providing a PAT Testing service only, and have been doing so since 2006. I am fully qualified in PAT Testing: City and Guilds 2377-200: Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment and 2377-100: Management of Electrical Equipment Maintenance (click links to view certificates). I have carried out many hundreds of PAT Testing jobs, and have tested tens of thousands of items.

For your peace of mind, please note that I have full Public Liability Insurance, am DBS-checked (October, 2018 - all clear), and that I have also been Enhanced CRB-checked (January 2011, all clear) (click links to view certificates).

I charge £1.25 per item tested (no VAT). The minimum charge is £60 per site (negotiable for same-day multiple sites with few items), but this does include up to the first forty-eight items at that site (48 x £1.25 = £60, of course). There are no additional charges, not even travel expenses. See 'What do you charge for PAT Testing?'. Special Offer!: I have an office/base at Craig-y-Nos/Penycae SA9 1GL (with free parking right outside). If you were able to bring the appliances to me, then I would be happy to test them for just £1 per item, and with a minimum charge of just £40. Please contact me to make arrangements if you would like to take up this offer.

“As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.” The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

“It shall be the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees.” The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

“Dear Bob, Many thanks for all your dedicated work for us and invaluable help! We will follow the guidance you have given us and appreciate your advice. Look forward to catching up next year! All our very best wishes, Lynda and Robyn.”

I am City and Guilds qualified in PAT Testing, and fully insured.

Photograph of multiple unsafe electrical items.