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Electrical Safety

We offer several electrical safety solutions for your business needs

PAT Testing
2021-02-05

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UK Safety management operatives offer PAT services, performed by expert electrical PAT testing professionals, to help you to meet electricity regulations at work and reduce insurance premiums. UK PAT Testing is a detailed, specialised process that ensures that electrical appliances fully comply with UK Health and Safety at Work standards.

 

Is PAT Testing A Legal Requirement?

There is currently no strict legal requirement for PAT testing. The Government however has put regulations into place that pertain to the maintenance of electrical appliances and the most effective way to ensure that these regulations are met is through PAT testing.

 

The UK Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to ensure that you are compliant with certain regulations including:

 

Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974

The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999

Not complying with the above mentioned regulations can result in fines up to £5,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Fines have been seen to go as high as £20,000 and offences heard in the Crown Court have carried sentences of more than 2 years imprisonment in additional to unlimited financial penalties. So even though PAT testing itself is not legally required, it simply helps you to protect yourself by ensuring that you are complying with these regulations.

 

Claims that PAT testing is required by law and that the client is breaking the law by not having it done are simply not true. The law does require however that employers, including self-employed, ensure that all electrical equipment that they provide in their business is safe and properly maintained. This means that PAT testing is a critical part of your company’s health and safety and should be considered part of a solution to your safety concerns.

 

PAT testing provides the most effective way to identify defects that can come with use. Faults in electrical equipment pose a potential hazard, particularly if they are not repaired readily. Even though PAT testing itself is not required by law, the consequences of electrical faults should be considered carefully.

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This service tests the electrical installations within a building to ensure they comply with safety standards. Employers are legally required to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of their employees, as far as is reasonably practicable and this must be done periodically.