Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing. However, it is essential to understand that visual examination is an essential part of the process because some types of electrical safety defect can't be detected by testing alone.
Over 2.5 Million people receive some form of electric shock every year.
Untested appliances are a regular hazard in both businesses and rented properties, and by law any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury must be maintained in a safe condition. Many businesses and Landlord neglect PAT Testing because it’s not technically a legal requirement. However, should one of your employees or tenants be injured through the use of an unsafe appliance – you will be liable.
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PAT testing is not, in itself, a legal obligation.
However, current UK legislation states that businesses must maintain electrical equipment in a safe condition. They also have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and the public.
Because PAT testing is one of the most effective ways to do this, it has become a standard way of meeting this legal obligation.
As a landlord or letting agent, you have a number of safety obligations to meet in regards to your properties’ electrical installations.
Failure to protect your tenants can result in huge fines, invalidated insurance policies and most importantly, an increased risk of harm to your tenants.
By law, you must ensure that:
If you supply or sell second-hand electrical equipment as a business, this includes charity shops and auctions, it must be safe and meet the requirements of The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994.
A survey carried out by a Home Insurance company showed that one-in-four second-hand electrical goods failed a standard safety check.
The company's senior underwriter, commented: "We are calling on anyone buying or selling second-hand electrical items to ensure that the goods meet the required safety standards. Failure to do so could not only leave the sellers open to prosecution but cause damage to the users' home and put lives as risk."
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Portable Appliance Testing is an important part of ensuring your school is a safe environment in which to work and to comply with the basic requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
School kids aren’t known for their care of appliances, and because there are hundreds of them using the appliances on a regular basis, the chance of damage to that appliance is increased dramatically. As such, PAT testing in schools must be completed much more frequently, as the dangers and legal ramifications of exposing children to faulty appliances could be extreme.
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