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Ayrshire Network Solutions (better known as Ayrnet) was formed as a Social Enterprise in 2005 providing the Third Sector with ICT Support and PAT Testing services. Since then we have grown and diversified now providing a full range of Electrical Inspection and Testing Services to customers across Scotland from Dumfries and Galloway all the way north to Sutherland, Elgin and Aberdeen.
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We relocated to new premises in Glebe Street, Stevenston in May 2012 providing a more flexible working environment for our team as our steady expansion continues. Our staff have grown in experience as well as numbers, creating our sister companies, Ayrnet Marketing Ltd. and Ayrnet IT.
Ayrnet are widely considered as a “safe pair of hands” in the industry holding contracts with Private, Third Sector and Local Authorities. We may not be the cheapest quote you will get, but very few can match us on innovation, attention to detail and customer service. We are in business to make a living, not a killing and many of our customers have been with us for over 10 years. Our competitors have tried to copy us, match us and even say they are us to get work…. something that we are very proud of. We provide a comprehensive and professional service, paying great attention to causing minimal disruption as well as providing great value, always with a smile.
Ayrnet were also early members of the Supplier Development Programme where some of our work features in this video link , (If you want to fast forward to see us, we are 3:57 minutes into the video). Some of the processes used back then are dated now with iPads replacing clipboards and paper and our testing machines now state of the art, but for us, it’s a measure of how we have evolved over the years.
Ayrshire Network Solutions Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and registered in Scotland under Company Number SC345188 at Wallace House, 14 Glebe Street, Stevenston, Ayrshire, KA20 3EN.
VAT Registration Number 181871095
The cost for getting a green label on your electrical equipment these days can considerable. This testing is commonly known as PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) but covers static equipment as well. There are also Health & Safety guidelines that should be followed if any of your appliances are being used by members of the public and irrespective of who carries out your PAT Testing, you have a responsibility to carry out regular visual checks too.
Our fully qualified technicians are trained to test your equipment at a time to suit you and to be as unobtrusive as possible.
We use state of the art equipment to test and log your appliances. The testers that we use are said to be amongst the fastest in the world and carry out the following tests to give you peace of mind.
Depending on the type of appliance these are the tests we carry out....
Earth Continuity This test checks that the connection betwesen the earth pin in the mains plug of the appliance and the metal casing of the appliance is satisfactory and is of sufficiently low resistance.
Insulation Resistance This is used to verify that the mains supply pins are adequately insulated from earth.
IEC Lead Test IEC Leads are tested in 3 stages for continuity, insulation and polarity.
Protective Earth Conductor Current This test displays the current flowing down the earth line of the EUT. This is measured by looking at the difference in current flowing in the live and neutral conductors.
Touch Current This displays the current that would flow if a person touched the appliance.
PAT Testing Process
The perception held that PAT Testing is sticking a plug into a machine couldn’t be much further from the truth. We have found that over 80% of faults have been identified by a Formal Visual Inspection. Sadly, this is something that many companies regularly skip to trim costs. We have put together a file for you to download here that covers the basics, but it is important that you entrust the safety of your environment to experienced and meticulous testers at Ayrnet.
Every unmoulded plug must be opened and checked and should look like this…
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. A relatively brief user check (based upon simple training and perhaps assisted by the use of a brief checklist) can be a very useful part of any electrical maintenance regime. However, more formal visual inspection and testing by a competent person may also be required at appropriate intervals, depending upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used
The frequency of inspection and testing depends upon the type of equipment and the environment it is used in. For example, a power tool used on a construction site should be examined more frequently than a desk lamp in an office.
There is no legal requirement to label equipment that has been inspected or tested, nor is there a requirement to keep records of these activities. However, keeping records combined with properly labelled appliances can be a useful management tool for monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the maintenance scheme – and to demonstrate that a scheme exists.
The law simply requires an employer to ensure that their electrical equipment is maintained in order to prevent danger. It does not say how this should be done or how often. Employers should take a risk-based approach, considering the type of equipment and what it is being used for. If it is used or moved regularly e.g. a floor cleaner or a kettle, testing (along with visual checks) can be an important part of an effective maintenance regime giving employers confidence that they are doing what is necessary to help them meet their legal duties. HSE provides guidance on how to maintain equipment including the use of PAT and we have provided a small library below for your information.
Ayrnet Marketing Ltd
AML provide Marketing and Public Relations services across a wide range of sectors throughout the British Isles.
Ayrnet IT Ltd
AIT provide a comprehensive and reliable service for IT Maintenance including Procurement across the West of Scotland.
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Competition winners will be contacted by telephone or visit and have their (single site) establishment PAT Tested for FREE. There is no contract, obligation or guilt trip to continue to use us in the future and you will receive all documentation, including a Safety Certificate via an email link for download in PDF format making your records easy to access for anyone in your organisation who you assign the password to.
We won’t bombard you with sales or follow up calls but we will send you a no obligation estimate if you don’t win the competition and we will not use your details in any other way. Depending on the response, we may run this competition more than once a year, so why not bookmark our page or scan the QR Code below and keep trying if you’re unlucky this time.
~ - The date of testing for competition winner may be before but no later than your normal renewal date for PAT Testing.
~~- We reserve the right to exclude our competitors from entering the competition. Well that would just be daft now, wouldn’t it !