Wiltshire heating and plumbing company offer new PAT-testing service

By Anita Jaynes on 26 January, 2015

Wiltshire’s leading heating and plumbing company, John Williams Heating Services, has added PAT-testing to its wide range of skills.

Engineer Wayne Doman, has completed the training required to offer the service to landlords, letting agencies and businesses across the county.

John Williams, co-founder of John Williams Heating Services, said: “We’ve been working towards adding PAT-testing to our portfolio of services for some time.

“We’re thrilled Wayne, who has 20 years’ experience as a heating and plumbing engineer, has now passed the necessary course and other team members will be doing so in the coming weeks.”

Portable appliance testing or ‘PAT’ is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require any electrical equipment with the potential to cause injury must be maintained in a safe condition.

According to the Health & Safety Executive, these Regulations don’t specify what needs to be done, by whom or how frequently. The frequency of inspection and testing depends upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used. However, many businesses see it as best practice to regularly have their white goods inspected and tested.

John Williams Heating Services is based on the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham and is now in its 11th year of business. In 2014, the company won the award for Best Small Business and Business of the Year in the Enterprising Wiltshire awards. It’s also a Which? Trusted Trader and is registered with CheckATrade.com. For more details visit www.jwheating.co.uk

Pictured above: Wayne Doman, engineer at John Williams Heating Services