The emphasis is very much on the business owner to ensure their equipment is safe and in a usable condition, by having a PAT test scheduled in is the best way of complying with the regulations
Electricity At Work Regulations 1989 States that all equipment must be in a safe condition and fit for use. See Regulation 4 (2).
In the Health & Safety At Work Act 1974 it puts a duty of care upon both employer (sections 2,3,4) and employee (Section 7) to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises, this
also includes Self-Employed.
The Management of Health and 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. 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"
Without a current PAT test your insurance may refuse to pay out in the event of an issue with an untested appliance. The insurance company would assume you are complying with all necessary
We do also offer Health and Safety Risk assessments and can also offer for a small monthly subscription to basically become your personal Health and Safety Officer for your business, contact us
for more information.
Most Landlords have a PAT test every year just like the Gas safety checks, It is important that you show to have down everything in your power to ensure the property you let out is safe for your
tenant. Items tested are listed and a Certificate given to cover the work done.