NSI Pat Testing Labels with Plugs, Is PAT Testing a Legal Requirement?
31/05/2021

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use.

PAT testing provides the most effective way to identify possible faults in electrical equipment and electrical wiring that pose a potential hazard.

Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

It is a legal requirement to ensure that all electrical equipment you provide in your rental accommodation is safe and properly maintained.

Insurance companies along with The UK Health and Safety Executive will expect regular PAT Testing to ensure that you are compliant with safety regulations.

You have a duty of care to ensure you use the correct skilled tradesmen for your maintenance. Failure to show you have instructed the correct trade could render you liable.

Can anyone do PAT testing? Can I do it myself?

To be deemed as a competent PAT tester, the minimum requirement is to have;

• A City & Guilds 2377-77 qualification.
• The correct equipment to carry out the tests.
• The ability to use the PAT testing equipment properly.
• The ability to properly understand the test results.

All PAT testing reports must now be supplied with an inventory, stating which appliances have been tested at the property.

At NSI, a PAT Testing certificate is supplied with every job completed within 48 hours. This will include an inventory list for transparency.

What is the cost for PAT testing?

Prices start from just £75 + VAT (*subject to location).

You can find out more about our pricing for PAT testing here.

If you would like to find out more about our SAFE Certified package, which combines three amazing services in just one appointment, with savings of over £100, click here.

NSI operate nationally and offer PAT tests in almost every type of environment, primarily domestic. Our engineers are highly trained PAT testing experts and we make the process as simple and easy as possible. Just take a look at our 800+ 5-star reviews!

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