Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) throughout UK - Particularly Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire, Hampshire, Sussex, London & surrounding areas

PAT Testing Surrey is the website for the PAT Testing Division of Electrical Contractors Osborne & Collins - we cover Middlesex & other counties throughout the UK

 
 

The Pat Testing Division of Osborne & Collins

 

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Legal Requirements For PAT Testing

A common question is 'Do we need to PAT test and what are the Legal Requirements for PAT testing?'
The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment.
This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing. The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances:
 

Put Safety First

  1.

Where appliances are used by employees.

  2.

Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.

  3. Where appliances are supplied or hired.
  4. Where appliances are repaired or serviced.
The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.
The Institution of Electrical Engineers publishes the "Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment". This guide forms the basis for portable appliance testing in the U.K.
The legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance is the Health & safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 , the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998.
 

The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

places a duty of care both upon employer and employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises. This includes the self-employed
 

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

state: “every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of:
(a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work, and
(b) the risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking
 

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998

state: “Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is so constructed or adapted as to be suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided”
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 cover most risks that can result from using work equipment, it should be noted that this includes but is not solely electrical equipment. With respects to risks from electricity, compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 is likely to achieve compliance with PUWER regulations 5-9, 19 & 22
PUWER only applies to work equipment used by workers at work. This includes all work equipment (fixed, portable or transportable) connected to a source of electrical energy.
PUWER does not apply to the fixed installations of the building; the safety of these is specifically dealt with in the Electricity at Work Regulations.
 

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

state: “As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger”
“System, means an electrical system in which all the electrical equipment is, or may be electrically connected to a common source of electrical energy and includes such source and such equipment”
“Electrical equipment includes anything used, intended to be used or installed for use, to generate, provide, transmit, transform, rectify, convert, conduct, distribute, control, store, measure or use electrical energy”
 

* PAT Testing from 79p, subject to the number of tests

PAT Testing Surrey is the website for the PAT Testing Division of Electrical Contractors Osborne & Collins - we cover Middlesex & other counties throughout the UK

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  Osborne & Collins - Pat Testing Division
  Telephone: 01932 224 751     Fax: 01932 254 592
 

Address: 133A Hersham Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey KT12 1RW

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Pat Testing in Middlesex & other counties by PAT Testing Surrey - members of Constructionline

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