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PAT Tests

Since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 which placed the liability for safety on to both the employer and the employee there have been several further acts which cover the safe use of electrically operated portable equipment.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states:

“Every employer shall make suitable and sufficient assessment of:

  1. the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst at work, and
  2. the risks to ensure the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him or his undertaking”

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 states:

“Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair”

“Equipment must not be allowed to deteriorate in function or performance to such a level that it puts people at risk. This means that regular, routine and planned maintenance regimes must be considered if hazardous problems can arise.”

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 states:

“All systems shall at all times be of such construction as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger.”

“As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger.”

It is clear that the above regulations apply to all electrical equipment used in, or associated with, places of work. The scope extends from distribution systems down to the smallest piece of electrical equipment.

It is also clear that there is a legal requirement to inspect and test all types of electrical equipment in all work situations.

Our team of qualified engineers are kept up to date with all legal requirements and only use the very best electrical PAT testers available. Certification of test results is available where required.

Please contact our Service Department to arrange for a free audit.