Portable Appliance Testing or PAT testing is an important safety procedure which
can help your company comply with the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations
and The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974)
The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical 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 take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results
from the use of such equipment. This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic
and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing. The Health & Safety at
Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:
* 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 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 in turn dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature
of its use and the environment in which it is used.
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