Pat Testing Legislation

 

Why test your electrical appliances for faults?

Employers & persons in control have a common duty of care, making them responsible for ensuring electrical equipment in the workplace is safe and regularly inspected, tested and maintained, ensuring a safe workplace for employees and other people who visit.

 

Regulatory compliance

Complying with the legislative code is not only your duty as an employer, but is your legal responsibility.
 

What if I don’t comply

Non compliance can lead to fines, jail terms or both, for directors and key personnel if a staff member or third party is injured, either severely or fatally...

 

Memorandum of guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Contained in The Health & Safety Booklet HS(R)25 Section 2 of The Health and Safety at Work Act 1975 and The Electricity at Work Regulations (EAWR) 1989, Page 10 Regulation’s 3 &4 of HS®25 requires employers and owners of public buildings to maintain by a regular programme of recorded inspection and testing by a competent person so far as is reasonably practical, portable electrical appliances safe and without risk to health from electrical shock or fire.