PAT TESTING FOR YOUR BUSINESS
WHY SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS GET PAT TESTED?
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the best way to to show that you are complying with Health & Safety regulations including Management of Health & Safety Regulations 1992 and Working With Electricity Regulations 1999.
All employer’s that employ 5 or more people are required by law to carry out a risk assessment on all the hazards in their workplace, and detail the control measures to reduce the risk. Getting your business PAT tested is a control measure you can add to your fire risk assessment to show your electrical equipment has been professionally maintained, checked and tested.
Most insurance companies now require all business owners to have an in date PAT test certificate, as do accreditation companies such as CHAS, Achilles and SafeContractor. Business’s that are ISO registered should also have a valid PAT test certificate. Getting the electrical items PAT tested in your business should also significantly reduce your business insurance premiums.
You can find out more on PAT testing and Health & Safety by following this link http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg236.htm