Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use.
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.
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.
Under The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016, Landlords must ensure appliances provided are ‘safe’. The best way to check they are safe is by doing a PAT test.
To be deemed as a competent PAT tester, the minimum requirement is to have;
You have a duty of care to ensure you use the correct skilled tradesperson for your maintenance. Failure to show you have instructed the correct trade could render you liable.