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The Benefits of Metrotest’s PAT Services

Does the business you run depend on Portable Appliance Testing? Are test and tag services a key element of your operations? If this is the case, you should ensure that you have a reliable PAT tester. This way, your income will be unaffected, and you will keep your customers safe by checking their equipment.

Tag and Test services feature visual inspections of leads and equipment to find out what condition they are in. A PAT (Portable Appliance Tester) is a device used to carry out more detailed inspections, to verify the safety of this equipment for business or personal use. The majority of issues can be identified by visual inspection. Nonetheless, other kinds of issues are only discoverable by specialized tests.

The Benefits of Metrotest’s Services

Metrotest provides PAT repair and maintenance services. We carry out a regular yearly service, and calibration and repairs when needed. We offer a cost effective, quick calibration service on Sonel and Metrel Calibrators, and – if you can not manage without a tester while yours is being checked – we can arrange portable appliance tester rentals.

We prioritize safety above all else, and we know that most other people do too – which is why they want their electrical tools and appliances tested. Needless to say, you are required by law to do this in a professional environment. A Tag and Test professional can carry out the testing to make sure your tools and equipment are completely safe. A professional has the correct type of Portable Appliance Tester for tagging and testing. Also, he can use the testing equipment correctly, and accurately diagnose and interpret test data.

PAT Calibration Services

Our calibration services verify the accuracy of readings produced by Portable Appliance Testers. Testing equipment needs checking regularly for calibration, if it is out of spec. Then, it needs to be adjusted to bring it back into spec, before being marked as safe.

Frequent Service

Frequent service allows us to stop future malfunctions and breakdowns. We maintain your appliances and equipment, and carry out regular checks to prevent future issues.

PAT Repair Services

We tag and test, then fix tools and appliances that are malfunctioning. All our customers can access these services. We can help you maintain and care for your electrical tools.

We Handle Your PAT Requirements!

While PAT testing isn’t mandatory in New Zealand, employers are still required by law to maintain their their electrical tools and appliances, to avoid danger. All employers ought to consider how frequently their equipment is used, and what people are using it for.

If, over the course of an electrical inspection, it is evident that a non electrical danger exists – which might cause problems for the equipment operator or someone else – we inform you. We can help you address any issues highlighted during the tag and test procedure.

Metrotest should be your first port of call, if you require assistance with portable appliance tester repair. We offer an independent tag and test service, and – to stay independent and prevent any possible conflicts of interest – we WILL NOT perform repairs on any equipment that has failed, unless the customer requires this. Get in touch with us today, and we will be more than happy to discuss your needs.

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Level 3 Update: We Are Back In Business

Well hi everyone,

The team at Metrotest hope you are all staying safe in your bubble, now let’s hope that as we’ve dropped to Level 3 life can start, be it slowly, to return to a more user friendly normal.

We were classified as an essential service; however this was irrelevant as just about everything was shut, we did however help with a few urgent DHB requests and were able to keep them working.

Moving forwards Metrotest is available, as before, to do all we were doing pre Convid-19.

For our NZ wide Test and Tag Service

Changes currently are that we seem to be locked out of government organisations (varies between region) and many universities; even though now is a perfect time to test as few staff are on these premises.
This means for our clients, both new and existing, that now is a perfect opportunity to get testing done as we can most likely start immediately and for many of you, your own workplaces will be less staffed making testing less disruptive.

We are very keen to get our Techs back working in a safe and secure manner so if you need testing done talk to us as we can offer some incentives at the moment, likely more than normal, so call and talk to Brent our National Testing Manager.

For NZ wide Training of Competent People for Test and Tag

During the Level 4 Lockdown and in Level 3 no face to face training has occurred. In Level 2 this will restart and is provisionally scheduled to start back again at the beginning of June, we don’t see it as likely to be put back, but depending on Government decisions, this is still possible and this is why we have said ‘provisionally starting’.
Training will be more controlled and numbers kept down to enable social distancing criteria.
Now is a good time to start booking this as demand from those wanting to do their own testing is increasing due to various Convid-19 related reasons and restrictions.
Please feel free to contact us directly if there is urgency around your training and we will endeavour to find a suitable solution for you.

Pat Calibrations and Repairs

Our Service Department is up and running again and able to perform calibrations on all PAT brands and most other test instruments.
Currently turnaround times are very quick, but we are expecting this to change so if you do not need to use a tester right now and it needs calibration shortly then send it in.
Just a reminder on repairs; we service and repair everything we sell as well as equipment which we did not sell, which is unusual amongst our competition; it is very rare for any repairs to go back to the manufacturer from us.
We also get quite a lot of ‘ too hard ‘ repairs from various Australian organisations …. not sure what that says!
One last thing if you are sending a PAT in for Calibration ask us about the MEDCAL which costs a little more than a standard calibration, but the PAT gets a service as well, think of it as preventative maintenance.

Labels / Tags and Consumables

Custom printed tough Labels and Tags are in high demand since we have reopened under Level 3, fortunately we have just received our latest bulk stock order, so stocks are currently readily available.
If you are ordering, please don’t leave it to the last minute as courier companies seem to be understandably having their issues like the rest of New Zealand.

Summing up

We should be able to help you with anything you need and also the item I didn’t mention which is very important which is Technical Support.
Any testing questions or concerns you have please give us a call.

Also please check our website for the latest super specials.

Happy testing and stay safe

The Metrotest Team

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You’re Invited To Meet Metrotest At Facilities Integrate

Every year, all the major players in the facilities management and system integration industries in New Zealand gather in one place. Facilities Integrate is a trade exhibition for architects, building operators, electrical service contractors, electrical engineers, property developers, system designer, facility managers, installers and integrators, and professionals in related fields.

On September 25th and 26th, everyone is once again expected to gather at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland for another unique showcase.

The highly anticipated event offers a chance for all the key players to experience the latest technologies firsthand, showcase their products, participate in relevant seminars and workshops, explore networking opportunities and grab special trade-only deals.

Last year, the show covered an extensive showcase for businesses involved in the operation, maintenance and upgrade of buildings, infrastructure and facilities, as well as those that design, install and integrate ICT and AV systems.

According to their website, this year’s event will “attract large numbers of quality exhibitors, showcase the latest products and services, and cover a variety of public and commercial spaces: including airports, convention centres, defence facilities, municipal buildings, hospitals, hotels, motels, entertainment facilities, office buildings, parks, places of worship, schools, universities, shopping centres, sports stadiums, manufacturing facilities, and more.”

Among the facility management and system integration products, services and technologies included are building management systems, building automation and control, energy management services, grounds care equipment, video project and display, unified communications, HVAC systems, maintenance supplies and technologies, storage solutions, fire protection systems, audio systems and entertainment, and more.

We’re excited to announce that the Metrotest team will be attending this year! If you’re looking to try and buy the latest tools, source the best supplier or stay on top of trends in electrical safety and compliance, come and meet us at the Facilities Integrate 2018. We have so many exciting things to share with you!