Portable Appliance Testing

throughout Cornwall

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PAT Testing Reasons

There are many practical, moral, and legal reasons why you should have your portable appliances tested.

Listed below are a few of the more obvious ones:-

  • Electricity can kill! Each year about 1000 accidents at work involving electric shock or burns are reported to the Health and Safety Executive. About 15 of these are fatal.
  • Faulty electrical appliances and leads are the main cause of accidental fires in commercial buildings, representing over a quarter of all such fires.
  • It is your legal responsibility as an employer to provide a safe working environment.
  • The majority of insurance companies now make it a stipulation of your insurance cover.

Current Legislation: (some of the Regulations that apply)

The easiest way of proving you have taken reasonable steps to ensure compliance with the regulations is to have the equipment tested regularly by a competent person. Ensuring you receive the relevant paper work which you keep in a safe place.

PAT Cornwall Limited 20/10/2014