PAT Testing Stafford
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PAT Testing Stafford. All portable electrical appliances in a low-risk environment, such as an office, need to have a portable appliance test (PAT) every year. The law simply requires employers to ensure electrical equipment is maintained in order to prevent danger. Inspecting electrical appliances as an employer and a landlord it is your duty to be vigilant. One way to do this is to get your appliances tested regularly within your property.
The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 requires that you ensure appliances are safe to use when first supplied. So, if you supply items such as kettles, toasters, washing machines, or almost anything else with a plug on the end, you need to check them regularly.
Engineers will carry out visual inspection for:
- Cuts or abrasions to cable coverings
- Cracked casing or bent pins
- Loose parts and screws
- Burn marks
- The outer covering of the cable not being gripped where it enters the plug or equipment
We may need to do a formal inspection, which requires the removal of the plug cover to check things such as:
- The cord grip is holding the outer part of the cable tightly
- The wires are attached to the correct terminals
- No bare wire is visible other than at the terminals
- The terminal screws are tight
- There is no sign of internal damage
PAT Testing. We carry out electrical testing on appliances with test equipment. Appliances that have passed are deemed safe to use and a pass sticker with the next date is affixed to the appliance. Appliances that fail will have a fail sticker and will be deemed unsafe to use.
It is also best to avoid the use of extension leads. If they are used, they should be tested as portable appliances.
All socket outlets, which may be used for portable equipment outdoors, should be protected by a residual current device (RCD). This will provide protection against electric shock.
What you must do You must ensure that any electrical contractor you employ to carry out electrical installation work in your rented property, is registered with a government authorised Part P scheme – like the NICEIC’s Domestic Installer Scheme – and deemed to be a ‘competent person’.
If they are, they will be able to self-certify their electrical installation work. If they are not, Building Control will have to be notified before work commences.
Don’t be afraid to question a contractor about their Part P competent persons status. All contractors registered with NICEIC have undergone appropriate training and assessment, and they’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Landlord Safety Certificates Stafford
Landlord Safety Certificates. Elite Electrics Midland Limited provides the Buy to Let Landlord access to qualified, competent Electrical engineers, Gas Safe engineers and Energy Performance Assessors to carry out inspections on their property. We issue a wide range of safety certificates e.g. Landlord Electrical Safety Certificates, PAT Testing Certificates, Gas Safety Certificates cp12 and EPC Certificates for landlords to meet legal requirements prior to letting. We offer individual certificate or a package to suit your needs at competitive prices.
Electrical Installation Condition Report Stafford
The EICR is compliant with BS 7671:2008(2011) IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition and Satisfies the Requirements of Landlords, Estate Agents, Letting Agents, Solicitors, Banks, Mortgage Lenders, Insurers, Loan Companies, Surveyors acting for landlords, House Buyers and Sellers, and all other Interested Parties often use the different terms listed below:
- Electrical Certificate
- Landlord Electrical Certificate
- Electrical Safety Certificate
- Landlord Electrical Safety Certificate
- Landlord Safety Certificate
- Periodic Test Certificate
- Periodic Inspection Report
Gas Safety Certificates CP12 Stafford
Gas Safety Certificate CP12.As a landlord, you are responsible for the safety of your tenants. You must ensure that all gas appliances are working correctly and safely.
We provide Gas Safety Certificate (CP12) to Landlords, Home Owners, and Estate Agents. We only use Gas Safe registered engineers to carry out gas certificates.
EPC (Energy Performance Certificates) Stafford
From 9 January 2013 all advertisements for either selling or renting property must clearly show the energy rating of the building.
Our qualified Home Energy Inspectors are licensed to undertake domestic surveys in accordance with legislation and produce the report.
Energy Performance Certificates tell you how energy efficient a home is on a scale of A-G. The most efficient homes which should have the lowest fuel bills are in band A. The EPC is valid for 10 years.