PAT Testing

What type of electrical safety certificate should you get?

There are various types of electrical safety certificates or reports that you can consider. These are covered below. The Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). This is the certificate that many landlords choose to go with. [...]

Is it a legal requirement to do PAT testing?

While many believe that the law mandates them to test their electrical appliances every year, this is not the case. According to the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, any electrical equipment or appliance that [...]

How to avoid appliance-related mishaps as a landlord

There are certain things you can do as a landlord to ensure that the electrical appliances in your property do not lead to accidents. Make sure all your appliances are ready for a new tenancy [...]

What is a Part P Electrical Certificate?

In England and Wales, a set of building regulations was introduced in 1965 to provide guidelines to help in building safety. Part P is a part of those rules and guidelines and has to [...]

How is a PAT test done?

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing) is a safety measure that has been put in place according to the 1989 Electricity at Work Regulations to ensure that tenants, workers, and the general public who use [...]

How long does an electrical safety certificate last for?

The validity of your electrical safety certificate (which is actually a report) is dependent on your property type. If you have tenants in the property, the electrical safety certificate will last for around 5 [...]