Electrical safety tests were not carried out
Electrical safety tests on electrical appliances in City of Glasgow College student flats were not carried out due to an oversight, leading to safety concerns.
The error, involved 40 properties, housing hundreds of students, in riverside accommodation on Thistle Street.
Glasgow City Council found that portable appliance test (PAT) certificates were unavailable for the past 2 years.
“It was however noted that historical PAT certification was unavailable. The applicant has been reminded of the need to fully comply with the conditions attached to their licenses and has provided a commitment to ensure this is done in future.”
In rented properties where 3 or more unrelated people share facilities an HMO license is required, which includes the need for portable appliance test certificates.
Read the full article from the Glasgow Evening Times