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Why PAT Test?

Whilst it is not actually a legal requirement to have portable appliance testing carried out, you should consider what electrical equipment you have and how it is used by staff. The UK Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform portable appliance testing to ensure that you are compliant with certain regulations including:

Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (also referred to as HSWA, the HSW Act, the 1974 Act or HASAWA) is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive, with local authorities (and other enforcing authorities) is responsible for enforcing the Act and a number of other Acts and Statutory Instruments relevant to the working environment.

Follow this link to get the full publication

   http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/37/contents   

The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989

The purpose of this guidance is to highlight what can be done by duty holders to achieve electrical safety compliance with the duties imposed by the Regulations.

It is relevant to all work activities and premises except certain offshore installations and particular ships. Of particular relevance to duty holders, it will also be of interest and practical help primarily to engineers (including those involved in design, construction, operation or maintenance of electrical systems and equipment), technicians and their managers.

Follow this link to get the full publication

   http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/635/contents/made  

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998‚Äč

These Regulations, often abbreviated to PUWER, place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organisations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.

Follow this link to get the full publication

   http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1998/2306/contents/made  

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Approved Code of Practice (ACOP – L21) has been withdrawn and is no longer available. If you are looking for information on how to manage risks in your business, HSE has a suite of guidance that will be able to help. Each level of guidance on HSE’s website offers appropriately targeted information, focussed on making compliance as straightforward as possible.

Follow this link to get the full publication

   http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1999/3242/contents/made  


These regulations when taken into account make it good practice to have PAT testing done so that:

    Electrical equipment is maintained in efficient working order and in good repair
Ensure levels of risk for equipment are correct
A regime of testing can be set up to keep employers compliant and employees safe

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