PAT Testing

Domestic PAT Testing - Glasgow, Edinburgh, Central Scotland

The Certificate Lab provides a fully managed Portable Appliance Testing service to our clients in Central Scotland.

PAT Testing is considered as a basic requirement for property rentals and insurance companies to confirm that the property is 100% safe and does not contain any fault.

It involves testing electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are in working order and safe to use. Our excellent PAT testing service will ensure your household is safe from harm.

If your property contains appliances that have been in use for a long time, or you suspect that they might not be working properly, it might be safest to call a professional to carry out a test.

We put safety first when testing electrical appliances, and we will always advise on what to do about any devices and appliances that are found to be unsafe.

All electrical appliances should be tested annually according to Health and Safety Regulations and with our efficient CRM software we'll ensure you never miss a deadline.

Why choose us?

✅ Over 10 years experience providing PAT Testing services
✅ We also provide other property certificates and offer package deals
✅ Well organized with the latest CRM software
✅ Excellent ongoing service, always ready to assist you

For more information about PAT Testing in Glasgow and throughout Central Scotland, send us your details via the form below.

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is a process of testing electrical appliances to ensure that they are safe for use and comply with electrical safety regulations.

In the context of rented properties, PAT testing is an important responsibility for landlords to ensure that the electrical appliances in their properties are safe for tenants to use.

In the UK, landlords are required by law to ensure that the electrical appliances in their properties are safe, and this includes carrying out regular PAT testing. The frequency of PAT testing will depend on the type of appliance and the level of use, but it is recommended that testing is carried out at least once a year.

PAT testing involves checking each appliance for any signs of damage, such as cracks in the casing, frayed cables, or loose plugs, and testing the insulation resistance, earth continuity, and polarity of each appliance. If any problems are identified, the appliance should be repaired or replaced.

The results of PAT testing should be recorded in a log book, which should be kept with the property, and a copy should be provided to the tenant.

Overall, PAT testing is an important safety check for landlords to ensure that the electrical appliances in their rented properties are safe and in compliance with electrical safety regulations.

This not only protects tenants but also helps to reduce the risk of fire and injury in the property.



What is PAT testing, and why is it important?

PAT testing, or Portable Appliance Testing, is a process that involves inspecting and testing electrical appliances to ensure they are safe for use. The UK law requires all employers, landlords, and business owners to ensure that their electrical appliances are safe to use, and PAT testing is a way to ensure that appliances are checked regularly to prevent accidents or injuries caused by faulty equipment.

How often do I need to carry out PAT testing?

The frequency of PAT testing depends on the type of appliance and its use. Higher-risk items like power tools and construction equipment should be tested more frequently, while low-risk appliances like computer monitors and telephones may only need testing every few years. It is recommended to consult with a qualified PAT testing engineer to determine the appropriate testing frequency for your appliances.

Who can carry out PAT testing?

PAT testing should be carried out by a qualified and competent person with sufficient training and experience to ensure the testing is done correctly. It is recommended to use a registered PAT testing engineer who has the necessary knowledge and expertise to perform the tests and issue the required certificates.

What happens during a PAT testing inspection?

During a PAT testing inspection, the engineer will visually inspect the appliance for any signs of damage or wear and tear, then use specialized equipment to carry out electrical tests. The tests include earth continuity, insulation resistance, and a polarity check. If the appliance passes the tests, a pass certificate is issued, and if it fails, the engineer will advise on the necessary repairs or replacement.

How long does a PAT testing certificate last?

The validity of a PAT testing certificate depends on the type of equipment and its use. Most equipment requires testing every 12 months, but some appliances like desktop computers and monitors can be tested every two or four years. It is recommended to keep a record of the testing dates and results for all appliances and to retest them according to the recommended schedule to ensure compliance with UK law.


Why choose The Certificate Lab?

10 years of experience delivering solutions to landlords, business owners and solicitors

We are specialists in all things certification and compliance and offer the complete package

Fully operated CRM system with all renewal dates for certificates logged so no missed deadlines

Ongoing customer service. We are here for the long term to assist you.

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The Certificate Lab
Clyde Offices
48 West George Street
G2 1BP


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Phone: 07929 281508

SERVICE AREA - For Commercial certificates we serve the whole of Scotland

Our service area for Domestic certificates covers postcode areas: G, EH, KY, KA, PA, FK, ML