Insurance companies would also look favourably on any claims that you make, if your
business has a regular and professional electrical safety management procedure in place.
Many businesses are unaware of the insurance implications when it comes to regular portable appliance testing. Insurance companies assume that when giving cover to a business, the owners of that business are complying with all necessary obligations and regulations. An insurance company may reduce, delay or even refuse to pay on a claim for damage if an appliance, that has not been inspected and tested, has caused the problem.
regulations and take reasonably practicable 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 for inspection and testing with a defined report, pass label on appliance/lead with appliance number and retest date displayed for every portable electrical item.
All personnel responsible for the safe use of electrical equipment (e.g. contractors, managers of electrical/electronic laboratories, office managers, maintenance supervisors, are each regarded by the EAWR as duty holders and should operate a routine safety testing programme for equipment within their control and the periodicity of the tests should be based on the principles of risk assessment.
PAT Testing helps to prevent injuries and death from electrical equipment and should be managed by duty-holders on sites:
• Where employees use portable appliances (Offices).
• Where employees and the general public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, bar/restaurants/clubs, shops etc.
• Where portable appliances are supplied by owners/businesses such as furnished or part furnished let properties, hotels, B&Bs, Hostels etc.
• Where portable appliances are stationary and require monitored temperature regulation such as comms/server areas (full visual inspection).
It is our ambition at PAT TESTING SOLUTIONS to make it simple for all types of businesses to comply with Health & Safety regulations regarding portable appliance testing and to promote a safe working environment. We provide a friendly yet professional service that takes care of this important safety aspect for businesses and organisations, leaving them free to concentrate on their core expertise.
The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reported 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
To comply with all HSE (Health & Safety Executive) requirements
• To comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
• To be compliant with all Insurance obligations
• To comply with the Electricity At Work Regulations
• To ensure Staff and the General Public feel safe within your premises
• To reduce the risk of fire related incidents and to be compliant with your fire risk assessment
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