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APD PAT Testing Shrewsbury

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07883 097605
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About the Owner

Hello, I'm Alan Downes and I'm the owner of APD PAT testing in Shrewsbury.

I started my career as an apprentice electrician at Stadco Engineering Shrewsbury in June 1994 assisting in the electrical maintenance of large and small machinery, lighting and small power systems.

In April 1996 I moved to Club Casuals as a Maintenance Technician responsible for the mechanical and electrical maintenance and repairs of 40 industrial sewing machines, lighting and small power.

I moved to GB Davenport in February 1998 to become a Workshop Manager responsible for the day to day running of a busy workshop, also mechanical and electrical servicing of agricultural and domestic garden equipment.

In January 1999 I worked for RMW Electrical Services Shrewsbury as an Electrical Technician responsible for the maintenance, checking and certification of fire alarm and emergency lighting systems in various buildings including police stations, residential homes, National Trust and local government buildings.

From January 2001 to December 2007 I worked for Serco Aerospace as a Maintenance Technician responsible for all aspects of electrical maintenance and repairs within RAF Cosford for all aircraft ground support equipment, including fault finding using electrical schematics and line drawings. Head of portable appliance testing, including scheduling tests, carrying out tests and compiling reports for the Management Team. During this time I acted as Senior Leading Hand responsible for the overseeing of aircraft ground support equipment, PAT testing and battery charging rooms and UPS systems. I was responsible for the electrical repair of vehicles, including coaches, forklift trucks, cars, and aircraft tow trucks. Part of the electrical coordination team for RAF events including the annual air-show and Greenpower Electrathon. Health and Safety Supervisor.

I worked for The Stitch as Head of Electrical Maintenance from January 2008 to November 2008. Responsible for a busy clothing manufacturer including all electrical repairs to machinery, lighting and small power system. During this period I was responsible for electrical safety including PAT testing.

In November 2008 I started my own business called APD PAT Testing. I am very much hands on and oversee all aspects of the day to day running of the company. From fields portable electrical appliances and repairs of equipment to marketing.

My qualifications include:

BTEC Diploma in Electrical Engineering
Certificate of Competence - Electronics Safety Board (EEB)
Level 3 C&G Certificate, 16th Edition Wiring Regulations.
Level 3 C&G Certificate for Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
Health and Safety Supervisors Certificate.

When I'm not working at APD I enjoy restoring classic cars, cycling and working on DIY projects.

If you would like to talk to me about any aspect of PAT Testing please call me on 07883 097605 - I'm here to help.
APD PAT Testing Shrewsbury, Braidway Farm, Upper Battlefield, Shrewsbury, SY4 4AA

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