Maritime Electrical Ltd
Increasingly the insurance industry is requiring that PAT Testing is carried out prior to renewal of the insurance policy. This is because over 1000 work place accidents involving electric shock are reported to The Health & Safety Executive each year, of which some are fatal. Most of the reported accidents involve portable appliances.
States that "every employer shall ensure that work equipment is so constructed or adapted as to be suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided.
The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers and self employed persons to take reasonable practical steps to ensure no danger results from the use of electrical appliances. This requires the introduction of a systematic and regular programmed schedule of maintenance, inspection & testing.
Where appliances are used by employees.
Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as Hospitals, Schools, Offices, Hotels, Shops, Factories etc.
Where appliances are supplied or hired.
Where appliances are repaired or serviced.
The level of inspection and testing required is dependant upon the risk of the appliance becoming faulty, which is dependant upon the type of appliance and the environment in which it is used.
PLEASE READ THE CURRENT SAFETY WARNINGS & APPLIANCE RECALL NOTICES