Today we are Pat Testing holiday lets in Plymouth and Modbury for landlords who take a responsible approach. Unlike gas, there is no legal requirement for you to PAT Test your Holiday Let. However, landlords are required, by law, to ensure that all electrical appliances within the property are safe for use. Everything from the kettle and TV through to hair dryers and lamps should be regularly inspected and tested.
Plymouth Sparky will carry out your Pat Portable appliance testing for you with respect for your property, fully insured and qualified to do the job right. On completion of testing you will receive a full Itemised test log sheet one Certificate of testing. Stickers on items is a good reminder of date done and due, but some opt to not have the stickers.

Do I need to keep records of testing and should I label any appliances tested?

There is no legal requirement to label equipment that has been inspected or tested, nor is there a requirement to keep records of these activities. However, a record and / or labelling can be a useful management tool for monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the maintenance scheme – and to demonstrate that a scheme exists.

Portable Appliance Tests or PATs are an electrical check carried out on ‘movable’ items such as kettles, microwaves, hoovers, table lamps, toasters and coffee machines and many electricians will tell you they must be carried out before tenants move into a property. Portable Appliance Testing and the Law Legally speaking this is not true. There… Continue Reading

EICR & PAT TEST Together SAVE 10% with Plymouth Sparky Electrical Installation Condition Report Plymouth How much does an Electrical Installation Condition Report cost? The prices below are fully inclusive of all testing, if you have more than the number of  circuits below, each additional circuit is charged at £15.00 We do not charge VAT.… Continue Reading

Hair salon’s electrical equipment must be tested regularly No matter where you work, under the law, therapists and their employers have a number of health and safety responsibilities – especially where electrical equipment is concerned. PAT is the abbreviation for Portable Appliance Testing – an electrical device that tests appliances and equipment for electrical safety.… Continue Reading

Fourteen plugs in one socket! Fire Risk Continuing the recent theme of faulty appliances and the associated dangers of fire, we came across a report that faulty or misused electrical equipment caused more than 200 fires in homes in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes last year, leading to 26 injuries. Now Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service… Continue Reading

Earth Leakage – PAT Testing The aim of this page is to clear up some confusion about the earth leakage test – to explain what it is, why you might need to carry it out, and also why, in many cases, the test is NOT necessary. Many PAT Testing machines have the facility to carry… Continue Reading

Sparky Dave is specialists in the field of Pat Test Plymouth and provide a fast, reliable and professional service at great prices to companies, educational institutions, landlords, hotels and many other types of organisations. We also partner with Facilities Management companies and Electrical Contractors who trust us to provide a fully managed service to their clients. Why… Continue Reading

PAT Testing What Regulations apply? Various pieces of legislation applies to work equipment including, but not limited to: The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 What is Portable Appliance Testing? It is the periodic testing of electrical work equipment in order to evidence that it is suitable… Continue Reading

Ratings of commonly used domestic appliances Overloaded Sockets Cause FIRE. The appliance power ratings shown below are indicative only. We’ve used the highest that we could find for popular household appliances. Electrical power is measured in watts, W, a unit of power. Electrical current is measured in amps, A, the rate at which it flows.… Continue Reading

Microwave Leakage Testing We offer Microwave Leakage Testing for FREE as part of our PAT testing service. The latest IET Code of Practice (4th Edition), no longer stipulates that Microwave Leakage Testing be carried out but we believe that it is an integral part of any safety check and so we will continue to offer… Continue Reading