Portable Appliance Testing
Why do I need to carry it out?
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
1 in 4 work related injuries involve portable appliances and these are only the ones reported in the accident book.
As with all law, ignorance is not a defence. It is your responsibility to make sure all the appliances used in your work place comply with these specific regulations.
Failure to comply may, at best, invalidate your insurance policy leaving you liable, at worst, a fine of up to Â£20,000 and/or a 2 year jail sentence.
What Qualifies as a Portable Appliance?
All equipment used in the work place with a flexible cable and/or plug
Examples:- Computers, Microwaves, Heaters, Fans, Lamps, Kettles, Photocopiers, Printers Power Leads etc
Minor faults highlighted during inspection of the appliances can be repaired as we find them and then retested.
Un-repairable or dangerous faults will result in the appliance being failed and labelled accordingly
Reports and Certification
During testing all portable appliances will be numbered and a Safety Label is applied to enable easy identification in the event of a Health and Safety Inspection.
On completion of the testing we will issue a Safety Compliance Certificate and a detailed report identifying each appliance
How much will it cost?
To obtain a quick and easy quote please call us on
0845 607 6701 or
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