Why should you think about
PAT Testing your business in Cornwall?

What does the Law say regarding Portable Appliance Testing? There is no legal requirement to have your items PAT Tested. Any company that tells you it is, is misleading you. The responsibility for ensuring all electrical items are safe to use lies with the Duty Holder. Green Sparks Electrics will only test items that the Duty Holder instructs us to. We are happy to discuss any requirements and offer our expert advice Free of Charge to assist you in determining what should and should not be tested and regularity of retesting if necessary.

The Health and Safety at Work Act The UK Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to ensure that you are compliant with certain regulations including: Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974. The Electricity atWork Regulations of 1989. The Provision and Use of Work EquipmentRegulations of 1998. We are happy to advise on aspects of the regulations you may not fully understand.

What is portable appliance testing?

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. A relatively brief user check (based upon simple training and perhaps assisted by the use of a brief checklist) can be a very useful part of any electrical maintenance regime. However, more formal visual inspection and testing by a competent person may also be required at appropriate intervals, depending upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used

We often get asked how often should my items be retested. The actual answer is that it is down to the Duty Holder within your company to decide based on their Risk Assessment. We are happy to advise through our experience and the recommendations in the Code of Practice, but any company who insists that everything should be retested annually is just trying to increase your costs and their business. We will not test unnecessarily so you can be assured that you receive the best quality service for your business.

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