What Is PAT Testing ?
Portable appliance testing (commonly known as PAT is the name of the process in which electrical appliances are routinely checked for safety. The formal term for the process is "in-service inspection & testing of electrical equipment". Testing involves a visual inspection of the equipment and any flexible cables for good condition, and also where required, verification of earthing (grounding) continuity, and a test of the soundness of insulation between the current carrying parts, and any exposed metal that may be touched. The formal limits for pass/fail of these electrical tests vary somewhat depending on the category of equipment being tested.
We PAT test all UK plugged appliances, fixed appliances, 110 volt and 16amp.
PAT Testing Regulations
Health and Safety
Businesses in the UK are expected to perform PAT testing regularly on portable appliances to comply with the following regulations:
Health & Safety at Work Act of 1974
The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989
The Provision an Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999
All information considered to be up to date at the time of publishing
PAT is an important part of any companies responsibility to health and safety and when carried out correctly can go towards preventing many accidents or potential deaths within a companies working environment.
Landlord PAT Testing Scotland
The Scottish Government in 2015 issued guidance on electrical appliances in private rented properties.
The guidance states that private landlords in Scotland should ensure all electrical appliances provided by the landlord under the tenancy agreement are electrically safe. One way of doing this is to have a suitably trained person PAT test all Landlord owned appliances.
Lothian PAT Testing Scotland will check all electrical appliances such as microwaves, toasters, televisions and fridges and apply pass labels on all items. Any items that fail will be labelled with a fail label and the landlord advised to have it replaced or repaired. A detailed log of the test results will also be left with the landlord showing the results for each appliance along with a PAT test certificate.
Lothian PAT Testing Scotland are based in Livingston, West Lothian and carry out Landlord PAT Testing throughout the Lothians, with most PAT testing being carried out in Edinburgh. If you are looking for PAT Testing for rental properties in Edinburgh or the Lothians give Lothian PAT Testing Scotland a call as we PAT test properties at an affordable cost, with as little disruption to your tenant as possible. We are City and Guilds trained in PAT Testing, not just a so called competent person with a PAT machine !
Whether its 10-appliance PAT tests or 100 Lothian Pat Testing Scotland can provide a professional and affordable service causing minimal disruption to your business. We Mainly PAT Test Edinburgh and PAT Test the Lothians however cover the below areas also. We specialize in Landlord PAT testing in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Did you know most insurance companies will offer a discount to businesses that can prove they have their portable appliances PAT tested.
Did you also know electrical leads and extension leads are considered as electrical equipment in their own right therefore need tested as well as the appliance they are connected to. This is because the lead can be separated from the appliance and used with other equipment. You can be confident Lothian PAT Testing Scotland will test both items.
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Lothian PAT Testing Scotland, based in West Lothian, PAT testing throughout central Scotland