AMPs Lite: PAT Testing for Smaller Schools

Introducing our new Appliance Management Programmes (AMPs Lite)…

…a new approach to PAT Testing, designed to keep your school safe whilst saving you time and money


Secure your PAT Testing for 2 YEARS from an average of just 50p PER ITEM!

AMPs Lite - StandardAMPs Lite - PlusAMPs Lite - PremiumAMPs Lite - Elite

We offer the following as standard, with no hidden costs:

• A 2-year comprehensive PAT Testing Service Contract
• School model PAT Testing Policy Statement, compliant with IET Code of Practice
• Annually updated certificate of testing
• Concise Inventory List in PDF or Excel format
• User check training support
• Free replacement of incorrect fuses and damaged plugs

The revolutionary new Appliance Management Programmes (AMPs) from Selectatest are specifically tailored to your school’s needs and budget. This unique approach will help you reduce costs and administration time, whilst taking the stress out of staying compliant with an ever-changing array of legislation.

What is AMPs Lite?

AMPs Lite is an AMP PAT Testing package designed for those schools with less intensive PAT Testing requirements, or those not in need of the full four-year cover offered by AMPs.
AMPs Lite operates on the same premise that only certain electrical appliances require annual testing, saving time, effort and money during the years that your appliances are covered by their previous test. AMPs Lite runs for two years, rather than the four-year coverage offered by AMPs.

Why choose AMPs Lite?

AMPs Lite is intended exclusively for smaller educational establishments, and ensures complete compliance with all PAT Testing legislation for the entire duration of the programme. It is specifically tailored to simplify PAT Testing in smaller schools and consolidates the test results data, so the next time Ofsted ask about electrical safety in your school, all you need to do is show them your AMPs Lite policy!

So, how does AMPs Lite work?

The AMPs are developed from detailed Risk Assessments, which evaluate the necessary frequency of PAT testing for each appliance based on a number of factors, including the item’s intended use, the environment in which it is situated, and its physical design and electrical make-up (in particular whether it is a Class I or Class II appliance).

Every electrical appliance in your school can be categorised into one of six main groups: Stationary, IT, Moveable, Portable, Handheld and Fixed Appliances. Which category an appliance falls into – as well as its location on the premises – will determine the frequency of testing required during the two-year programme, as these indicate the level of risk associated with the appliance and its possible deterioration.

Two-Year Cycle for Appliance Categories

Suggested Categories for Common Appliances

AMPs Lite is designed to ensure that every appliance is tested as often as required, but no more than necessary. You will still have annual PAT Testing visits for two years, but during one of these visits it will not be necessary to test certain items, such as IT Equipment. This brings the average number of tests per year down, helping to cut the cost.

This is the AMPs Lite 2-Year Testing Schedule:

Year 1 Year 2
Equipment Category Class I Class II Class I Class II
S CIT CIT None None
IT CIT CIT None* None
F None None None None
  • None* – Applies to Computer Suites, Classroom Networks, Offices and other similar areas, subject to environmental and usage conditions
  • FVI – Formal Visual Inspection
  • CIT – Combined Inspection & Testing (incorporating FVI)
  • S – Stationary Appliance
  • IT – Information Technology Appliance
  • M – Moveable Appliance
  • P – Portable Appliance
  • H – Handheld Appliance
  • F – Fixed Appliance

There are four Service Levels available on AMPs Lite, each one offering a variety of features depending on your PAT needs and budget:

  Service Level
Services Included Standard Plus Premium Elite
2 Year PAT Testing Service Level Agreement
School Model PAT Testing Policy Statement
Annually updated Certificate of Testing
Annually updated Concise Inventory List in PDF Format
Annually updated Detailed Test Results in PDF Format
Annually updated Interactive CD of all testing results   ✔ 
Asset Inventory Management Control Document in Excel      ✔  ✔
Microwave Radiation Leakage Standard Safety Test    ✔    
Microwave Radiation Leakage Test to BS EN 50335-2 2002    
1 free half-day recall per year to deal with missed items or new additions      
2 free half-day recalls per year to deal with missed items or new additions      
Free Replacement of incorrect fuses and damaged plugs ✔ 
Free Replacement of any damaged IEC Leads    ✔
User check – Training Support ✔   ✔ ✔ 
5.00% free tests allowance in Year 2      
7.50% free tests allowance in Year 2      
10.00% free tests allowance in Year 2      
Guaranteed Test Dates for Year 1      
Guaranteed Test Dates for both years      
5% Discount on other Electrical Safety Testing services     ✔   
10% Discount on other Electrical Safety Testing services      

What will I actually get for my money?

Besides the peace of mind of knowing your school’s electrical appliances are Health & Safety compliant, you will also receive detailed documentation of the fact, so that the next time you have an Ofsted inspection you have all the information for your appliances at your fingertips. Your AMPs Lite Service Level Agreement coupled with a complete collection of your most recent PAT results will be all you’ll need to demonstrate that every care has been taken to ensure the safety of your appliances. To see examples of the documents and how the data is presented, click the links below.

Dispatched within 8 working days of completing the testing
Asset List Report

Fails Report

Dispatched upon receipt of payment
Detailed Report

What do you think?

We have developed AMPs Lite after speaking to Bursars and Site Managers at schools across the country, and it’s designed around your feedback.

We would be really interested to hear your views, so if you have any suggestions or comments, or if there’s anything else we can help you with, please use the form to the right of this page to contact us.

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