Making your business safe and Shock free.
Portable Appliance Testing, or PAT Testing, is a common service to maintain electrical appliances.
PAT testing or portable appliance testing is an important part of any health & safety policy. The Electricity At Work Regulations, 1989 cover every kettle, fax, copier, computer, extension lead, etc., including 110V equipment, in a business or public place. Every electrical appliance with a plug on it, whether it is in regular use or not, must be maintained safely. It is a legal requirement that such electrical equipment, and in particular the items being used in the workplace are, in simple terms, ‘safe, well-maintained and suitable for the purpose for which it is being used’ – at all times. The penalties for non-compliance can be severe, ranging from unlimited fines and imprisonment, or serious electric shock, or a fire (more than 2,500 people are either killed or injured as a result of electrical fires in the UK every year, and more than thirty people are directly killed by electric shock).
If you are responsible for an organisation then it is vital that you insist on a PAT regime at regular intervals to ensure SAFETY as well as COMPLIANCE. If an accident happens and a PAT regime is not in place, fines can be imposed. Your insurance policy may also be void, and you should check with your insurance company to find out their expectations in terms of frequency of testing.
Our experienced engineers are City & Guilds qualified, fully insured and CRB checked. They will come out and test all your equipment, label it and supply a detailed written report and certificate for your records.
Call us on 0800 298 5682 to find out more.