Why Portable Appliance Testing Is Necessary

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The Government has put regulations into place that relate to the maintenance of electrical appliances. Pat testing is the most effective way of making sure that these regulations are met.

The Health and Safety Executive along with many Business insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to ensure that as a business you are compliant of 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

There is currently no strict legal requirement for PAT testing however not complying with the above mentioned regulations can result in fines up to £5,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

It has also been known that offences heard in the Crown Court have carried sentences of more than 2 years imprisonment in additional to unlimited financial penalties with fines that have reach amounts of £20,000.

So even though PAT testing itself is not legally required, it helps to keep you and your business complying with these regulations.