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PAT - Portable Appliance Testing
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Health and safety regulations require that all electrical appliances are safe and maintained to prevent harm to the people who will interact or work with electrical appliances, this is referred to as PAT Testing - or Portable Appliance Testing.
PAT testing at regular intervals ensures continual safety, the interval between tests depends on the type of appliance and the environment in which its used.
Landlords in Scotland are required by law to have Electrical items that they leave in their property for incoming tenants, PAT Tested on a yearly basis, they should also have a Pat Testing Schedule, for each New Tenant or have a PAT Test Scheduled on a yearly bases.
Items must be tested, a Pass or Fail sticker applied and documented in a PAT Testing record certificate, which we will email to you
as a PDF, as all computer's can deal with this format, no office software required.
If the device is used regularly and moved a lot e.g. a floor cleaner or a kettle, testing (along with visual checks) can be an important part of an effective maintenance regime giving employers or users of the device confidence that the device being used is safe.
At Corr Electrical Services, Electrical testing of portable and permanently connected equipment involves
• Preliminary inspection
• Earth continuity tests
• Insulation testing
• Functional checks
This is undertaken by a Fully Qualified Electrician, Certificate of Testing and Results are provided, for a free no obligation quotes and fast courteous response, why not give us a Call/Text Us on:07342931804 or 07342931898 or Email Us.
Pat Testing is ideal for Landlords, Businesses or Individuals for that peace of mind that your appliances are safe.
In addition, it is also Ideal for DJ’s and Bands, Mobile Food Businesses or anyone using electrical equipment to comply with local authority notices which allow you to operate in Council Property.
As a valuable guidance as to the stipulations and to some of the situations when a Portable Appliance Test is required we have gathered the following information for you to consider,
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Since the introduction of The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, you now have to ensure that the Electrics in a dwelling being rented or leased must meet certain standards.
You must ensure that the electrical equipment provided for use by the incoming tenant, along with the electrical wiring within the property have been tested and that they hold the Certificates to show that the testing has been performed by a component and Qualified Electrical Test Engineer.
Download a PDF of the Key Points of The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 Electrical Safety in Private Rented Property Section 28 Private Rented Housing and The Landlords’ Responsibilities to keep yourself updated here:
You can also download the statutory guidance, which is part of the Scottish Government Advice Pack for Private Landlords as to whether a house meets the required standard in relation to installations for the supply of electricity and in relation to electrical fixtures, fittings and appliances here.
In regards to Electrical Safety a short PDF of the new rules, The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 which introduced, mandatory electrical testing can be downloaded from this link.
PAT Test Breakdown Document and PAT Certification of Inspection Document can be emailed to the required person as a PDF document, that way you can Print a copy, Email a copy to the required person and you have a copy on your Device as well as your Web server for safe keeping.
All Our Work Is Fully insured with our public liability and indemnity insurances our aim to give Clients peace of mind and customer satisfaction, as we at Corr Electrical Services aim to deliver 100 percent satisfaction no matter how big or small the job.
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