PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING (PAT)
AAL Property Solutions is delighted to provide PAT Testing in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
What is PAT Testing?
PAT testing is stands for Portable Appliance Testing is regularly carried out on electrical appliances which are in use to see if they are still safe to use. A PAT test should be able to determine if an electrical appliance is not safe, either by testing it or by inspecting it. All electrical appliances with a plug and socket should be PAT tested.
Why is it important?
UK Businesses are expected to comply with the following regulations: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, The Electricity at Work Act Regulations 1989, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
PAT testing is an essential part of a business’s health and safety responsibility and when undertaken correctly can prevent serious injury or possible death. Furthermore, there is a legal requirement from Landlords and Letting Agents to ensure all electrical equipment including appliances in a rental property remains in a safe condition to ensure tenant safety.
How can it be a problem?
If accidental contact is made with electricity an electrical current can flow though the body which can cause serious injury or death. The effects can vary depending on several factors, but it is vital to reduce and mitigate the risks of electric shocks with good electrical safety measures.
Why do I need PAT Testing?
In 2015, Scottish Government issued guidance on electrical appliances in the private rented sector. It recommends regular safety inspections to be carried out on electrical appliances provided by a landlord to ensure they are safe to use. Landlords or Letting Agents should ensure electrical inspections are carried out before the tenancy starts and regularly throughout the tenancy.
Electrical appliances that pass will be labelled with green pass label. Failed items will be labelled with a red failed label and any failed appliances must be replaced or repaired. A report of test results will be provided which show the results for each appliance along with a PAT Test Certificate. A copy of the report should be provided to the tenants.
How can we help?
AAL Property Solutions can provide a professional and hassle-free PAT Testing service in Edinburgh and Midlothian. If you require PAT Testing in Edinburgh or Midlothian get in touch today. We can also arrange for other services to be carried out while at the property for a quick and cost-effective service.