EICR and PAT testing: Essential for holiday let owners
Holiday let owners have a legal duty to ensure the safety of their guests. This includes ensuring that all electrical installations and appliances in the property are safe to use. Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) tests are two important ways to ensure electrical safety and your duty of care.
An EICR test is a comprehensive inspection of the electrical wiring and fittings in a property. It is carried out by a qualified electrician and is valid for five years. An EICR test will identify any potential electrical hazards, such as faulty wiring, damaged sockets, and overloaded circuits.
A PAT test is a safety check on portable electrical appliances. It is carried out by a qualified electrician and is valid for one year. A PAT test will identify any potential hazards with the appliance, such as damaged cables, faulty plugs, and loose internal connections.
Benefits of EICR and PAT tests
There are many benefits to having regular EICR and PAT tests carried out on your holiday let property. These include:
How EICR and PAT tests protect your guests and your property
EICR and PAT tests protect your guests and your property by identifying and eliminating electrical hazards. For example, an EICR test may identify a faulty socket that could cause an electric shock. A PAT test may identify a damaged cable on a toaster that could cause a fire.
By having regular EICR and PAT tests carried out, you can be confident that your holiday let property is safe for your guests to use. You can also reduce the risk of electrical accidents and damage to your property.
How to arrange an EICR or PAT test
To arrange an EICR or PAT test, you can contact Wil-lec Group here or call us on 01472 241881 to arrange your electrical testing.
Once you have contacted Wil-lec Group, we will be able to arrange a time to carry out the test. The test will usually take a few hours to complete.
EICR and PAT tests are essential for holiday let owners. These tests help to protect your guests and your property from electrical hazards. If you are a holiday let owner, we recommend that you arrange to have regular EICR and PAT tests carried out on your property.