Why should I have this done?
There are a number of health and safety laws that effectively make testing a requirement, failure to do so can invalidate insurances and/or lead to fines or even prison.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 places a legal responsibility on both employers and the self-employed to take practical steps to ensure no danger results from the use of electrical equipment.
To achieve compliance with these legal requirements you must be able to provide proof that your electrical systems are safe, this necessitates thorough inspection and testing and the creation and maintenance of proper records. This process is known as Portable Appliance Testing
Faulty electrical appliances are major causes of fire as well as personal injury and as such many insurance companies insist businesses adopt a regular programme of inspection and PAT testing
Failure to comply may, at best, invalidate your insurance policy leaving you liable, at worst an invalid insurance policy