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PAT Testing

Regular and rigorous testing of portable electrical appliances in the workplace is a legal obligation of all employers. The Health and Safety Act (1974) states that employers must fulfil this obligation if:

  • Your employees use electrical appliances in the workplace.
  • Electrical appliances are to be used by the public upon your premises e.g.: in hospitals, schools, hotels etc.
  • You supply electrical appliances to the public.
  • You repair and/or service electrical appliances.

In light of this legal requirement, PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is wholly important when it comes to the safety and legality of your business, and your business premises.

Southern Electrical Solutions can administer a well-planned and efficient schedule of electrical maintenance, inspection and testing. The level of PAT you require depends upon how electrically risky the appliance is, what the appliance is used for, and the type of environment the appliance is used in.

Landlord Checks

If you’re letting a property, you must ensure that both the electrical system at large, and the electrical appliances you are supplying are safe and sound. The Landlord & Tenant Act (1985) explains that the electrical equipment within a property must not only be safe at the start of a tenancy, but also throughout that tenancy.

Whether you’re a landlord letting a property, or you’re selling or buying a previously owned property, you ought to carry out a PIR (Periodic Inspection Report).

A PIR (Periodic Inspection Report) will reveal:

  • Overloaded Circuits and/or equipment.
  • Potential shock and/or fire hazards.
  • Defective DIY work.
  • Insufficient earthing and/or bonding.

Our fully qualified electricians will inspect an electrical installation against safety standard, BS7671: the national safety standard for electrical installations. Once the inspection is complete, you will be presented with a certificate of inspection, detailing the state of your electrical system on the day the inspection was conducted, and then we can take it from there.