I currently supply an LCD TV for tenants.
The Scottish Gumint has decreed that the electrical apparatus in let
property must in future be inspected (both PAT test and comprehensive
wiring check) by an accredited electrician (which seems likely to mean
'an electrical contractor large enough to afford it', and likely to
exclude individual electricians).
This inspection is to take place every 7 years, but you can predict a
rapid reduction to 1 year when the number of electrical problems
doesn't fall, or perhaps even increases (it's a fair bet that there are
more problems with wiring which is new rather than years old).
Nothing I can do about the wiring check, which I imagine will mean
condemning anything in a metal box, anything with rewireable fuses,
anything with rounded edges, and any small cable whose conductors are
stranded. And certainly steel conduit in a house, because that'll be
far older than the 19 year old new hire sent by the accredited
I can remove all portable appliances, or sell them to the tenant
(tenant's own equipment, which I've sometimes found to be dangerous
when they leave it behind, is excluded from the test requirement, as
"of course" are Council properties).
But what about the TV which is bolted to the wall, and which I think
may be a a desirable item for a tenant? Is that 'portable'?
The only sensible thing I can see in the regulations is a suggestion
that RCDs are a good idea - but that's not even a requirement, just a
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