Paul at Pro IT Electrical specialise in PAT testing for residential and commercial properties and provide a friendly, local service. Based in Basildon Essex, I work with domestic traders, landlords and property agents throughout the local area and surrounding region. As an NICEIC approved electrician I have been trained to carry out Portable Appliance Testing in line with the latest HSE guidelines.
Call me today on 01268 456779 to book a prompt appointment.I will strive to reach you as soon as possible and will perform the service with minimal disruption to you, your business or tenants.
Guide to PAT testing
A portable appliance test is the routine inspection of an electrical appliance to check it is safe to use and functioning correctly. Not all electrical items need to be PAT tested, but it is generally recommended for any appliance that has a plug attached to it that plugs into a wall outlet. Find out more below, where we’ve answered some of the most common questions that we receive from customers in and around Essex about PAT testing.
Why do my appliances need to be tested?
PAT testing is an excellent safety precaution that ensures the electrical appliances in your domestic property are safe to use. It is a recognisable and cost-effective way for landlords and property agents ensure their electrical appliances are safe to use by their tenants and members of the public who enter the premises.
Is PAT testing a legal requirement?
PAT testing is not currently a legal obligation. However, as a landlord in the UK you have a responsibility under The Landlords and Tenants Act 1985 to make sure your property is ‘safe when a tenancy begins’ and ‘maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy’. If you fail to meet these obligations, for example if a tenant is injured due to a faulty electric appliance, severe penalties can be applied including a large fine and even imprisonment.
Do I receive anything upon completion of the test?
Upon completion of the PAT test, I will provide you with a certificate and detailed report that specifies the results of each appliance test, including a full list of any failed items and an explanation on reasons for failure.
How often do electrical appliances need testing?
There are no specific requirements for how often PAT testing should be carried out. HSE guidelines state the level of precaution taken depends on the type of equipment and the environment it is used in. For recommendations on specific appliance testing, do not hesitate to contact me for advice.
To find out more about these or any of the services we offer give Paul a call on 01268456779 alternatively click below and send us a message. I would be delighted to offer any advice or assistance