Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
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WHY PAT TEST YOUR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES.

The most common cause of Electrical Fires in the Home and Work Place are due to faulty Electrical Appliances!

The only way to ensure that your Electrical Appliances are maintained in a safe working condition is to engage in regular intervals of inspecting and testing your Electrical Appliances. This involves PAT or
Portable Appliance Testing!

PAT or Portable Appliance Testing is a very important part of any Health & Safety Policy!

This introduction is intended to guide to both Legal and Technical Requirements.

The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrica accidents involve portable appliances. The Electricity at Work Regulations place a Legal responsibility on employers, employees and
self employed persons to comply with the provisions of the Regulations and to take reasonable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment.

This in effect requires the implementation of a sytematic and regular program of Maintenance, Inspection and Testing. The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 places such an obligation in the following instances:

1 Where appliances are used by Employees.
2 Where the Public may use appliances in establishments such as, Hospitals, Schools, Hotels, Shops etc.
3 Where appliances are supplied for or hired.
4 Where appliances are repaired or serviced.
The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is dependant upon the typr of appliance, the nature of it’s use and the environment in which it is being used.

Who is Responsible?

Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1988 PUWER requires, every Employee to ensure thet work equipment is suitable for the purpose of which it is provided. Only to be used in the place vand under the provision for which it is provided. It aslo requires every Employer to ensure work equipment be afficiently maintained and kept in good order and suitable for it’s intended purpose. It must not be allowed to deteriorate in function or performance to such a level that it puts people at Risk! This means regular, routine and planned maintenance programmes must be considered if hazardous problems
can arise.

Regulation 3 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 recognise a responsibility that Employers have for Electrical Systems.

It shall be the duty of Every Employee while at work:

A To co-operate with their employer so far as is necessary to enable and duty palced on that Employer by the provision of the regulations to be complied with: and B To comply with the provision of these regulations in so far as they relate to matters which are within their control. You can contact us at anytime through our website contact page if you are unsure of how PAT or Portabl Appliance Testing affect your business! You can also call us on 07476316836 for free advice!