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Affordable Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Pembrokeshire

As a landlord or holiday let owner, it is essential to ensure the safety of your tenants and guests. One crucial aspect of maintaining safety is performing Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) on all electrical equipment within the property.

PAT testing is a process of checking the safety of electrical appliances to ensure they are safe for use. It involves a visual inspection of the appliance, followed by a series of electrical tests, including earth continuity, insulation resistance, and polarity checks. The purpose of PAT testing is to identify any potential safety hazards, such as faulty wiring or damaged plugs, and to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring.

For landlords and holiday let owners, PAT testing is a legal requirement. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, landlords and employers have a duty of care to ensure that electrical equipment is safe to use. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in legal action, including fines and even imprisonment.

PAT testing should be performed on all electrical appliances within the property, including:

  • Kitchen appliances, such as refrigerators, microwaves, and kettles
  • Electrical heating devices, such as heaters and radiators
  • Lighting fixtures and lamps
  • Power tools and extension leads
  • Audio and visual equipment, such as televisions and DVD players

The frequency of PAT testing depends on the type of appliance and its usage. For example, appliances that are used frequently, such as kettles and microwaves, should be tested more often than appliances that are used infrequently.

As a landlord or holiday let owner, you are responsible for ensuring that your property is safe for your tenants and guests. PAT testing is a critical aspect of this responsibility, as it can identify potential safety hazards and prevent accidents and injuries from occurring. By performing regular PAT testing on all electrical appliances within your property, you can ensure that you are complying with legal requirements and maintaining a safe environment for your tenants and guests.

At Electrify Wales, we offer professional PAT testing services for landlords and holiday let owners across Pembrokeshire. Our team of experienced electricians is fully trained and qualified to perform PAT testing on all types of electrical equipment, ensuring that your property is safe and compliant with legal requirements. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get a free quote.

Examples of Appliances Tested

  • Washers
  • Cookers
  • IT appliances
  • Cables and chargers
  • Lamps
  • Kettles
  • Toasters
  • Microwaves

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