How safe are your electrical appliances?
It is recommended that landlords have their electrical appliances tested annually. This is to ensure the safety of the appliance and tenants.
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Portable Appliance Testing is the electrical safety testing of portable electrical equipment. It consists of a visual inspection and various electrical tests carried out using test equipment. Appliances that have passed the equipment are deemed to be safe to use until the next test date.
A sticker is attached to the equipment indicating Pass or fail and next test date. The intervals between test is normally 12 months but can be between 6 to 24 months dependent on the environment. We normally put a 12 month annual Re-Test Date. Integrated appliances and hard wired appliances p where the plug point is not accessible a visual inspection and an earth test (where appropriate) will be performed.
PAT Testing is normally carried out in shops, businesses, council and public sector organisations, rented property, care homes. Anywhere where there are employees or where people reside in rented or public sector accommodation.
Also Exhibition Centers and Public Halls, both the venue and and users bringing in equipment need PAT testing. We also replace Plug tops and fuses.
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.
A relatively brief user check (based upon simple training and perhaps assisted by the use of a brief checklist) can be a very useful part of any electrical maintenance regime. However, more formal visual inspection and testing by a competent person may also be required at appropriate intervals, depending upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used
New equipment should be supplied in a safe condition and not require a formal portable appliance inspection or test. However, a simple visual check is recommended to verify the item is not damaged.
A portable appliance is any equipment which is powered between 40 and 240 volts and which is connected to the electrical mains through a plug, usually 13 amp, but we are also able to test 110 volt, 240 volt and 415 volt including C Form plugs.
During Portable Appliance Testing we try to minimise any disruption by only disconnecting items as we test them. We can work outside of business hours if this helps.
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Flowteck provides the Buy to Let Landlord access to qualified, competent Gas Safety and Electrical engineers to carry out inspections on their property.