Under the Electricity at Work (EAW) Regulations 1989, all businesses are required to "Ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in an efficient working order and in good repair." To make sure this happens, Portable Appliance Testing (also referred to as the 'Inspection and Testing of In-Service Electrical equipment') was introduced.
Does your commercial or residential property require an electrical inspection or perhaps you need to undertake PAT testing for your portable appliances? Whatever your needs, count on the experts at All Electric to help. Call us today on 01352 719 061.
All Electric covers these areas:
• North Wales
• North West
• Colwyn Bay
We offer a competitive price for our inspection services but more importantly, we do the work properly. The work required is more than simply putting a sticker on the plug or appliance without any inspection which unfortunately is known to happen, as some PAT providers charge prices so low that inevitably the quality of the job can suffer.
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On completion of our portable appliance tests, we will produce a PAT Certificate which will list each item that has been tested, its location and the result of each test. During the electrical testing process each item will be given a pass or fail sticker with an ID number for that item. For some frequently asked questions on PAT, refer to the Health and Safety Executive document.
We offer Periodic Electrical Inspection and Testing in which we carry out a full electrical test of your property. We issue a computer generated test certificate which will highlight any electrical problems there may be and details of any remedial work necessary to bring it back into a safe condition.
Testing is usually carried out every ten years or when you move house. It gives you complete peace of mind regarding the electrical safety of the house you intend to buy.
It is important to ensure that all electrical appliances and fittings within the property are safe and in good working order.
There is no statutory obligation on landlords or agents to have professional checks carried out on the electrical system or appliances. However, under Common Law and various statutory regulations: The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, The Housing Act 2004, The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994, and the Plugs and Sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994, both of which come under the Consumer Protection Act 1987, there is an obligation to ensure that all electrical equipment is safe.
In January 2005 new legislation under Part P of the Building Regulations made it a requirement that for certain types of electrical work in dwellings (plus garages, sheds, greenhouses and outbuildings) to comply with the standards. This means a competent, registered electrician must carry out the work if not being assessed by the local authority directly.
The Electrical Safety Council has a useful guide on electrical safety for landlords which can be downloaded by clicking the picture below and more information can also be found at this link: http://www.esc.org.uk/public/guides-and-advice/guidance-for-landlords/
The NICEIC also has some useful information at their site: http://www.niceic.com/householder/factsheets