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Fresh Start

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Trusted Trader since 2015

Fresh Start
22-24 Ferry Road Drive
Edinburgh
EH4 4BR
0131 476 7741
     

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By choosing Fresh Start to carry out your PAT testing, you will not only get a good service at a competitive price, you will be making a contribution to our charity and helping someone change their life.

Fresh Start is a registered charity that help people who have been homeless settle into a new tenancy and back into their community. As part of the Services we provide, our Training Initiative helps people who are unemployed gain skills, experience and qualifications that will increase their employability. This Service is partly funded by our social enterprise PAT business.

Our business is approved by SELECT, and your Testing will be carried out by fully qualified staff. We have Public Liability Insurance to the value of £5m.

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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   15th June 2021
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PAT Testing carried out. Pleasant, efficient. Would definitely recommend.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   23rd April 2021
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We contacted Fresh Start for a PAT testing service. Their social aims and the fact they are a social enterprise aligned with our own social enterprise values. After an initial phone call with Leanne and then some emails, we arranged for a PAT test.

The PAT tester arrived exactly on time. We took them to our office, discussed with him regarding how many items we had and the process. Callum went straight to work, and was able to quickly and carefully check all our equipment that needed PAT testing. This took around 30 minutes. Afterwards, we discussed with him briefly his journey with Fresh Start and the community work they were doing.

Overall, we are very satisfied with the service we received, the price we were quoted, and the professionalism of Leanne and Callum. We would recommend Fresh Start for any and all PAT testing needs you have.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   22nd April 2021
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The electrician arrived on time and undertook the work efficiently and cheerfully. Good advice was given about the items inspected and about future inspections.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   16th April 2021
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Excellent service, arrived on time and very helpful. Very Happy with the Service.
Thank You
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   24th March 2021
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Pat testing completed for rental property.

They were friendly, helpful and even tho they were busy they managed to squeeze me in.

Great job with no fuss.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   24th February 2021
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PAT testing of a variety of electrical items in our office totalling 66 items. A good price and a professional job. We've used Freshstart for years and they will continue to be our company of choice for this necessary work.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   15th December 2020
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Fresh Start provide annual PAT testing for the business. Brian is extremely professional and ensures that we stay compliant, is always there to give advice on how to maintain safety. He is very friendly and approachable and this is reflective of the support team at Fresh Start. When dealing with Leanne she is so helpful and very, very efficient!! Appointments are scheduled quickly and invoicing is prompt.

Great service, super team. I have recommended Fresh Start to several businesses and will continue to do so.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   11th December 2020
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We had our annual PAT Test done. The engineer was prompt, friendly and he did what it said on the tin.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   27th November 2020
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We had our yearly PAT testing done. Excellent, efficient service carried out with some good humour.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   10th November 2020
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We've used Fresh Start for a number of years to carry out our PAT testing. We've always been pleased with the work, and at a good price as well.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   2nd March 2020
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Have used FreshStart to carry out the PAT testing for several years for the charities I am involved with. I have always found them to be reliable and reasonably priced.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   19th February 2020
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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   28th January 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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We have our annual PAT Testing completed each year by Fresh Start and they service provided is always to the highest of quality and standards.

From the office staff who call to remind us our next test is due and arrange our visit appoints to the very professional testers who come on site who have always been friendly, polite and extremely efficient in their job updating us they move around testing the various appliances.

Would highly recommend Fresh Start and we will continue to use them for years to come.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   15th January 2020
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We've used Fresh Start for our annual PAT testing for the last three years. Very happy with the service, which is both friendly, quick and causes minimal disruption to our operation. Great to be able to support Fresh Start's work.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   29th November 2019
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PAT testing and would recommend this service

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   26th November 2019
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PAT testing of laboratory equipment as well as fixing equipment that had broken fuses. Very reasonable charges and friendly service.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   19th November 2019
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Electrical work and PAT testing
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   1st October 2019
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PAT testing of entire property. Great communication ahead of visit and then the two staff couldn't have been more helpful and efficient. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   30th September 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £150
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Portable appliance testing of church - owned apparatus. A very positive experience.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   17th September 2019
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We've used Fresh Start for many years and are always pleased with the testers' friendly and helpful attitude. Our organisation is a charity and the testers try to keep the costs low where they can.
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