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What is a PAT test?A PAT test (or Portable Appliance Test) is an evaluation of the risk factor associated with an electrical appliance. Only appliances with a plug attached are tested.
Why is a PAT test needed?A PAT test is a legal requirement to ensure landlords can prove in court they have minimised risk should a tenant be injured/killed as a result of an electric shock from an appliance within their inventory list.
What happens during a PAT test?The tester visits a property and performs PAT tests on all appliances on the landlords’ inventory list. A unique report document is then produced. This document contains the testers’ findings and any recommendations to ensure the landlord’s legal compliance. Appliances may either pass or fail their test. If they fail they are taken out of service and the landlord notified.
How often is PAT testing needed?PAT testing must be completed annually in HMOs. However in general, unless specifically required as part of a licence condition, portable appliance testing is always best practice for landlords but it is not a legal requirement.
Why should you use us for your next PAT test?
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- FULL WRITTEN REPORT
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- DBS CHECKED OPERATIVES
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