Portable Appliance Testing
We offer a high-quality portable appliance testing service for small businesses and private rented properties. Our PAT service specialises in low volume testing for small businesses and landlords. We do not seek to compete with large national PAT companies who offer low prices on high volume jobs, but we prefer to offer a flexible service, quality advice, and, where appropriate, a repair service.
The Electricity at Work regulations require that electrical equipment provided for use by, or accessible to, employees, public, and self-employed people is maintained in a safe condition. Periodic portable appliance testing combined with regular visual inspection is a recommended route to achieving this.
With rented residential accommodation it is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that the electrical installation and appliances provided by the landlord are safe when the tenancy begins, and in proper working order throughout the tenancy. At the start of the tenancy and throughout both installation and appliances must be free of risk of injury to tenants and residents. Employing a competent electrician to carry out Portable Appliance Testing and produce an Electrical Condition Report is a simple way to demonstrate that this duty of care has been maintained.