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How landlords or property owners can stay safe - alongside PAT Testing and Fixed Wire Testing

As the property and/or business owner or responsible person for a commercial premises it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your staff and any visitors.

Below we’ve compiled together some simple steps that you can follow to ensure that you are fulfilling your safety and compliance obligations…

Make sure you're compliant

In most standard premises, you should get a full electrical inspection and test from a professional, qualified electrician at least every 5 years or when you change occupancy.

Safely conduct simple checks

Ensure that in between professional testing and inspection, that you carry out your own straight forward visual checks of the electrics, every 6 months at the very least.

Make sure you’re using a qualified professional

When consulting an electrical contractor for domestic or non-domestic works You should always use an NICEIC accredited electrician to carry out any electrical work.

What to look out for:

  • Check for worn or frayed wires and cables

  • Check for signs of blackness or scorching around a socket, which could indicate overloading

  • Check for broken electrical accessories, such as sockets and light switches

  • Check regularly for a smell of hot plastic or burning near a socket

  • Check for signs of sparks or smoke coming from a plug or appliance

What we recommend

Use an RCD (Residual Current Device) for added protection against electric shock, make sure that the RCD is working every 3 months, as well as trying to avoid overloading plug sockets.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Protest ES Ltd, today – 01604 696113 |


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