Portable Appliance Testing

The day to day use of electrical appliances increases the risk of equipment becoming damaged or of a fault occurring leading to an increased danger of:

Electrical Shock - contact with a live part can lead to electric shock and burns. This can range from a minor incident through to a fatality. 

Fire - electrical faults are a common cause of fire. This endangers both property, equipment, buildings and the people within them.

Regular PAT testing of your equipment can help minimize this risk.

Portable Appliance Testing

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) is an important part of the Health and Safety practices of any business and anywhere with public access. There exists a legal responsibility under The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), The Electricity at Work Regulations (1989), The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998) and The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations (1999) which all require electrical equipment to be maintained in safe working order. More information on these regulations can be found by visiting www.hse.gov.uk. PAT testing and the associated record keeping helps ensure compliance with these regulations. Failure to comply with your responsibility may constitute a criminal offence and should an incident occur, insurance companies may use a lack of testing records as a reason to reduce or dismiss a claim.

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