PAT Testing for Landlords / Residential Managing agents

landlordLandlords that  let residential accommodation are required by law to ensure that all electrical appliances they supply as part of the tenancy are safe and maintained.

This covers all portable appliances that you may supply, including fridges, freezers, microwave, ovens, televisions and Hoovers.

At Capital Pat Services we are able to offer same and next day PAT Testing and our certification turnaround is under 24 hours Guaranteed! We have extensive experience with the management and testing of large property portfolios for managing agents and housing associations alike so why not give as a go too!

We are also now able to carry out a Gas Safe Test on the same visit so as as not to inconvenience the tenant any more than necessary. We can alternative pick up keys from the managing agent and return once the testing is completed too

For more details Free phone 033 33 44 11 01 and we will work through a full solution for you.

PAT Testing for landlords

apartments_picAll landlords that let residential accommodation which includes flats, apartments, houses, holiday homes and caravans as a business activity are required by law to ensure the electrical appliances they supply as part of the tenancy are safe and adhere to the Health & Safety guidelines .

Portable appliance testing is widely regarded as being the best way of complying with this obligation.

Without a programme of planned appliance testing and maintenance, you will be legally liable for damages resulting from your untested appliances. This covers all portable appliances that you supply, including fridges, freezers, microwaves, ovens, televisions, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and any garden equipment.

For more information please contact capital pat services who specialise in Pat Testing for landlords

Top Safety Accreditation from Safecontractor

London business capital pat services has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor  for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

SafeContractor-Roundel-R Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Capital pat services is principally involved in the health and safety sector, specialising in the PAT Testing industries. some of our recent clients have included major players such as local councils and large organisations.

The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.

John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that XX has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.

Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.

Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

Dedicated Helpline Set Up For Commercial Business affected By Recent Floods & Storms


The recent severe weather has caused devastation to businesses across the country and Cedar Dean has produced a guide to assist those that have been affected.

The government has announced a new £10m Business Support Scheme to help flood affected businesses. Businesses that have been flooded and businesses that are in affected areas who have suffered significant loss of trade are eligible to apply for support. Funding may be available for immediate clean-up costs, materials and exceptional costs to help businesses continue trading.

The new Business Support Scheme will be funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) but administered and delivered by local authorities, therefore to access funding you must contact your local council. In addition to the Business Support Scheme the government has announced that it is temporarily providing assistance and relief on business rates. For more information about business rates relief please visit
This pack contains the contact details of several specialist companies including capital pat services for pat testing, who may also aid your recovery and are on hand to answer any relevant queries your business may have.

They can provide expert assistance and are willing to offer free confidential advice

Here is the Guide-  floodguide 2014


POST FLOOD WARNING! PAT Test your appliances before using again.

Have you been affected by the flooding? If so then unfortunately many of your portable electrical appliances may have come into contact with water thus rendering them unsafe.

floodFor those who will be using them again please make sure you have them PAT Tested before, to make sure they are fit for use and safe.

This is also something your insurance company will mandate and once completed you will be send certification to prove this.

Capital Pat Services is one of the leading Pat Testing providers in the UK, and we would be very interested in doing the Pat Testing on your behalf. We specialise solely in Portable Appliance Testing and have done so for many years, as a result our service is of the highest standard and our charges are often considerably less than others.

For a free quote please Freephone 03333441101 or visit us at


PAT Testing prevents injuries, saves lives and avoids fires   

Call for rented properties to be pat tested



There has been a recent outcry  for more to be done to protect tenants living in private rented accommodation.

In a parliament debate before Christmas, Eastleigh MP, Mike Thornton, urged the Government to change the law to make it a legal requirement for landlords to carry out pat testing  and provide electrical safety certificates in the same way they have to provide gas safety certificates.

The private rented sector is a major and growing part of England’s housing market, with 3.8 million households living in private rented accommodation.

Under current regulations, landlords do not have to certify the safety of the electrics in privately rented properties, or prove when the electrics were last tested, unless they are registered Houses of Multiple Occupation. In comparison, landlords are required to certify that gas installations and products are safe every year.

Capital pat services have extensive experience pat testing for landlords in the Greater London area and have seen some appalling cases of dangerous appliances over the years. However  until there is some sort of regulation in this area we are likely to see many landlords cutting corners.

The type of portable appliances found in rental accommodation ranges from ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, fridges and lamps.

if you would like to speak with one of our area managers about pat testing your property please call us on 033 33 44 11 01



Electrical Accidents Statistics


Did you know that your insurance may be invalid if you have not carried out pat testing?

Hear are some statistics for you to have a think about:

  • Electrical accidents cause over 350.000 serious injuries every year(Source: Electrical Safety Council)
  • Each year around 1000 accidents at work involving elecric shock or burnes are reported to the Health and Safety Executice (HSE)
  • Around 30 of these are fatal.
  • In 2011/12, faulty applainces and leads were the cause of 4,000 accidental fires in commercial, business and public buildings (Source:UK Fire Statistics)
  • In 2011/12, faulty applainces and leads were the cause of 24% of all such fires in non-residential buildings (Source:UK Fire Statistics)
  • 80% of faulty electrical products are never returned
  • The number of unsafe consumer products identified by the EU’s RAPEX notification system rose by 24.5% in 2012 on 2011
  • 1000 listings including illigal plugs removed from ebay
  • £15.7m value of counterfeit and potentially dangerous electrical goods seized from 2009-2013

Periodic in-service testing of electrical equipment prevents injuries, saves life’s and avoids workplace fires. Don’t  Delay, call capital pat services on 033 33 44 11 01 for your free no obligation quote.