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Letting Agent PAT Testing Edinburgh

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

We are carrying out two landlord PAT tests in Edinburgh, Lothian Road for a well establish letting agent on Monday. In addition to this we are PAT testing two additional properties for them in West Lothian, one in Bathgate the other in Whitburn all on the same day ! If you are a letting Agent or Landlord requiring PAT testing we can provide a Landlord PAT certificate for only £50 (Vat Free) which comes with a professional electronic PAT certificate. As of 1st December 2015, under sections 13(4A) and 19B(4) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, private landlords in Scotland are required by law to ensure that their properties are electrically safe, including any appliances provided by the landlord under the tenancy agreement. Most Scottish letting agents are on top of this ensuring their tenants have PAT tests carried out each year. We already carry out Letting Agent PAT testing on behalf of many letting agents throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians however we are always looking to work with more Letting Agents anywhere in the Lothians.

Do you know what PAT is ?

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) is where your electrical appliances are checked for safety through a series of visual checks and electronic tests.

Why have your electrical appliances PAT tested ?

Often the easiest way of ensuring your appliances are safe to use is to have a PAT test carried out. For landlords in Scotland this is a good way to ensure that they are meeting their legal obligations to maintain high standards of electrical safety in their rented property. Although most portable appliances can be moved and are indeed portable, fixed appliances such as oven, hood and hob which are not portable still need testing when supplied as part of the tenancy agreement.

What is involved when PAT Testing?

To establish the safety of your electrical appliances and whether it is being used in the correct application, the competent person will carry out a visual inspection of the appliance including the lead, plug and whether the fuse is correct. For class one items such as oven, fridge and washing machine an earth continuity and insulation test are required. For class 2 appliances such as vacuum cleaner and most lamps only an insulation test is required.

Who Should Perform The PAT Testing?

Electrical work must only be carried out by someone who has electrical knowledge, skill and experience needed to avoid danger to themselves and others.

Landlords themselves can actually carry out PAT testing however they need to have the correct equipment and to understand the results that the equipment provides. In our opinion a PAT testing qualification would be highly recommended prior to carrying out this work especially if you are not regularly carrying out this type of work. Our engineers are qualified to City & Guilds 2377 for inspection and testing of portable appliances therefore you can be assured we have the training and knowledge to perform you PAT.

Do I Get A Certificate Once Completed?

Yes once the PAT testing has been completed you will receive a report that details all appliances tests and the results the PAT testing machine provided.

The appliance log / inventory will contain the appliance ID, description, location and full set of test results for each appliance tested. It will also show any appliance that have failed and a reason for the failure. In addition to this a certificate will be issued stating the amount of appliance test and the date all tests were carried out. The certificate will show the landlords name and address of property and will have our PAT testing engineers signature next to the date completed.

I have put a link below to some of the West Lothian letting agents who we currently carry out PAT Testing and Legionella Risk Assessments on behalf of.

We are always keen to work with more letting agents or directly with landlords therefore contact us now on 07570 080429 or email to make a booking. We specialize in landlord PAT Testing and Landlord Legionella Risk Assessments. However we can also arrange for all your landlord safety certificates to be carried out for Edinburgh / Lothians properties which include PAT, Legionella, EPC, EICR and Gas Cert.

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