Why is residential PAT testing necessary?

Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From industrial to residential settings, we work across sectors to provide top quality electrical and lighting solutions. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about residential PAT testing and what you should expect.

What does residential PAT testing involve?

Residential PAT testing is a simple process that involves:

  • Identifying and testing all of the electrical appliances in your property, including the fridge, TV, microwave, washing machine, hairdryers and lamps. Any electrical appliances that you provide for your residents will be tested.
  • Throughout the testing process, notes and details will be recorded by the professional, qualified electrician. This paperwork will be provided to you at the end of the testing and can be used as proof that you are meeting your electrical safety legal requirements.

Why is residential PAT testing necessary?

There are many advantages of residential PAT testing. These include:

  • Meeting your legal requirements- from a table lamp to a washing machine, all of the electrical appliances you provide for your residents or tenants will need to be thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe. And you will need evidence of this to prove your commitment to the legal responsibilities
  • Keeping your tenants safe- faulty electrical appliances are a big source of domestic fires and electrocutions. To make sure all your tenants are safe, PAT testing is a must.
  • Keeping your property safe- malfunctioning electrics don’t just injure people, they also cause a lot of expensive damage to your property. PAT testing can help you find faults before they become a real problem.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Walker Electrical.