What Will I Receive After a PAT Test?

Portable appliance testing forms an integral part of the safety checks that need to be carried out on any electrical appliance in the workplace. Not only are they essential for ensuring the safety of those who use them, but also for meeting legal requirements. As such, it is important that all business owners understand what […]

Should I label my PAT test appliances once tested?

PAT test labels

When purchasing an appliance, it’s important to know whether or not it has passed government safety standards. In order to comply with these standards, manufacturers often conduct tests to ensure their products are safe. Manufacturers then mark their products as either “tested” or “not tested” in order to keep on top of whether or not […]

What is a portable appliance and what needs to be tested?

What is a portable appliance

If you’re a landlord or real estate agent, it is crucial to ensure that all the portable appliances on your rental property are safe. The best way to do this is through portable appliance testing or PAT testing. In this article, we explain everything you need to know about this subject.  What is a portable […]

What safety certificates do landlords need in Scotland?

Landlord electrical safety certificate Scotland

In order to be a landlord in Scotland, you must follow certain rules and meet certain criteria. To begin with, you will need to register with the local council. Next, you will have to report to the local authorities for a background check to ensure you are fit to rent a house.  If, during your […]

Can you PAT test your own equipment?

Can you PAT test your own equipment

Our gadgets have a tendency to fail us when we need them most. One of the reasons for this is the fact that they often suffer from malfunctions that evade detection until too late. Just as human beings need to make regular visits to their doctor, gadgets need to be regularly tested.  The good news […]

How often is PAT testing required for landlords?

How often is PAT testing required for landlords

It can be difficult to understand the regulations governing landlord portable appliance testing (PAT). In this article, we explain everything you need to know about PAT tests including what a PAT test is, which appliances it covers, your legal obligations, and how frequently you need to perform such tests. What is professional PAT testing? Portable […]

PAT testing for landlords | Everything you should know

PAT testing for landlords

Ensuring electrical appliances are PAT tested is essential if you are a business owner or a landlord. One of the many responsibilities that comes with owning a building or a house is the need to keep all of the electrical items within said building or house up to date with all the safety regulations.  The […]

What is a PAT test certificate?

PAT test certificate

PAT testing is the best way to ensure electrical safety in a building. Whether you are a landlord with a small domestic property which you rent out to a tenant, or you own a large building used by businesses for work, it is your responsibility to make sure all the electrical appliances within the building […]

What happens if an appliance fails a PAT test?

Failed pat test

Whether you work in an industry that requires the use of big machines and computers, or you have an office job that just requires a laptop, chances are you are going to need to use electrical appliances.  With modern appliances come certain dangers and hazards. Electrical appliances, whether it be the computer you use every […]

How much does PAT testing cost?

How much does PAT testing cost

How much does PAT testing cost? Is it worth the price? What are my options? PAT testing is an integral part of risk assessment testing, and PAT testing services are the only valuable way to identify potential fire and electric shock hazards. The cost of PAT testing can vary from residential to commercial use, so […]