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PAT Testing

Health & Safety regulations require that electrical appliances are safe to prevent harm to workers. Many types of equipment require testing at regular intervals to ensure continual safety; the interval between tests depending on both the type of appliance and the environment it is used in.

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 practical 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: 

The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances. 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 practical 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:

  • Where appliances are used by employees.
  • Where the public may use appliances in establishments.
  • Where appliances are supplied or hired.
  • Where appliances are repaired or serviced.

The level of inspection and testing required is dependent upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is in turn dependent upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.

It is an important way to help protect you, your employees and your customers. If you choose not to PAT test and an electrical appliance is found to be faulty, it could be difficult to prove your innocence.

PAT testing is required for all electrical portable appliances. Over time portable appliances may become damaged and worn. So it is important that you take the relevant steps to prevent an electrical accident from occurring.

At Integrated Fire Solutions we can carry out a full inspection of your portable equipment, issuing you with the relevant certification and giving you peace of mind. To arrange an inspection please call 01293 544449 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.