Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition and The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:
Where appliances are used by employees.
Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, colleges, hotels, shops etc.
Where appliances are supplied or hired.
Where appliances are repaired.
The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which in turn is dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.
OFFICE & BUSINESS PAT TESTING
understanding how a busy work place or retail shop or workshop can be in normal hours of trading, therefore we offer out of hours testing service available on request !
LANDLORDS LEGAL REQUIREMENTS;
Anyone who lets residential accommodation as a business activity is required by law to ensure the equipment they supply as part of the tenancy is safe. The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 requires that all mains electrical equipment (cookers, washing machines, kettles etc), new or second hand, supplied with the accommodation must be safe.
The supply of goods occurs at the time of the tenancy contract, therefore we strongly advise that you have the equipment PAT tested before the start of each let to ensure that all the appliances are in a safe condition.
SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
Health and Safety has been at the forefront in education for many years now and the regular checking of the electrical appliances should be a fundamental part of any school or college's safety policy.
The PAT testing can be undertaken at weekends or the school/college holidays to ensure that there is no disturbance, at no additional cost.
Please contact us directly to book your next test !