PAT testing service – Enabling your organisation to comply with ‘The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
Lancashire Fire and Safety’s qualified technicians will carry out the necessary checks to ensure that your electrical appliances are safe and comply with Health and Safety Legislation. Pat testing or portable appliance testing is an important part of any health & safety policy. Once complete, a PAT Testing Electrical Appliances Certificate will be issued, each appliance will be labelled ‘tested’ and a detailed log of all appliances tested will be held on Lancashire Fire and Safety’s database. We will then contact you when the annual test is due, so that you have no need to remember to contact keep your testing up to date.
Failure to test your portable appliances annually can affect your insurance, as well as the health and safety of employees.
Our prices for testing your appliances start from £45+VAT – dependent upon the number of appliances – and Lancashire Fire and Safety also offer daily rates for large organisations or large numbers of appliances. These daily rates start from £95 + VAT. Please note that unlike many companies, Lancashire Fire and Safety do not charge for the testing of leads, nor do we charge for your report or certificate.
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 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 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 such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops 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 in turn dependant upon the type of appliance, the nature of its use and the environment in which it is used.