Cirencester College moves PAT testing from in-house to Intersafe

A focus on high quality service and flexible testing schedules impresses Cirencester College

Cirencester College is a specialist sixth form college in a rural setting on the outskirts of Cirencester. One of only three designated specialist Sixth Form Colleges in the South West, Cirencester College is also one of the top ranking Sixth Form Colleges in the country.

Offering a choice of A-levels, vocational courses and professional apprenticeships, the college has over 8000 students currently enrolled.

Cirencester College used to manage and conduct their PAT testing in house. They had invested in the right testing equipment but the Estates Team found that it was actually quite time consuming to conduct the testing thoroughly.

After an initial consultation visit from Angus, Intersafe’s Business Development Manager, Cirencester College were confident that Intersafe were well suited to the task; understanding the work involved, offering the flexibility needed and ensuring all tested was completed and recorded accurately.

Naturally, the college were focussed on minimising disruption to students whilst also completing the testing by their deadline.

Flexibility is core to Intersafe’s approach and together with the Estates Team, a customised testing schedule was developed and agreed, in which all student areas, such as classrooms, were tested out of term-time, with most admin and office areas being tested outside of office hours in the early evening.

A representative from Cirencester College describes working with Intersafe;

“Having run the testing in house for several years, we had very high standards and we doubted if an external contractor could deliver the quality of service we required at a reasonable cost. But Intersafe were great.
I was so impressed with Angus during his visit, he clearly understood the requirements of a college and was able to develop a customised testing schedule which worked around us and our students.
The engineers were amazing, they couldn’t have been more helpful, even when I asked them to change from the agreed plan, they just got on with it. I felt I could trust them and they made everything so easy. The testing reports were provided promptly, and were well laid out and I can access copies at any time on Intersafe’s client portal. In fact, everything was just painless! We would definitely use Intersafe again.”

Intersafe have completed PAT testing, Fixed Wire testing and Emergency Light testing in hundreds of schools, colleges and universities across the UK. We work with education establishments to plan and deliver out-of-term testing and all of our engineers are Enhanced-DBS checked. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about how we can help you.