PAT Testing for student accommodation

Sep 14, 2017
PAT Testing for student accommodation

Landlords of student accommodation have a responsibility to keep their tenants safe. Most electrical appliances need a formal visual test and inspection every 12 months. This can vary depending on usage of the electrical appliances.

Landlords who let student accommodation should provide tenants with a record of any electrical inspections. However, at present there is no obligation for you to ensure that all electrical equipment provided be PAT Tested. The law simply requires an landlords ensure that their electrical appliances are maintained in order to prevent danger. It does not say how this should be done or how often.

However, PAT Testing is a simple way for Landlords to show they have met their obligations in respect of safety. Many company insurance policies today require PAT Testing to be carried out on a regular basis. The reason is that PAT Testing offers a full plant list of appliances and test results for each item. This allows you to fulfil your health and safety obligations in a quick and simple way.

Failure to implement a programme of planned inspection and testing of portable appliances will also have implications should an electrical related injury claim be made. Carrying out regular inspections will give you the confidence you have minimised your risk for an accident and ensures you are meeting your obligations.

How can we help?

PAT Testing is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to ensure you have reduced the risk of harm tenants in student accommodation.

Our team offer a hassle-free PAT Testing service from start to finish. Read more about our PAT Testing services here.

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