Full Pat testing Services Full Pat Testing Service Whether you are an employee or a landlord, PAT Testing regulations will apply to you. Anyone who rents accommodation as a business activity is required to ensure that the portable equipment that they supply as part of the tenancy is safe. The Electrical (Safety) Regulations 1994 requires that all mains electrical equipment supplied with the accommodation (for example, cookers, washing machines, kettles etc.) remains safe. Regardless of whether second-hand or new, PAT Testing regulations will apply to such items. Meanwhile, in the workplace, there are a number of regulations that put the duty of care upon both the employer and the employee when it comes to ensuring the safety of all persons using the workplace. Legislation of specific relevance to electrical maintenance is the Health and Safety at Work 1974, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. It is clear that, in combination, these regulations apply to all electrical equipment used in, or associated with, places of work. PAT Testing regulations therefore apply right down to the smallest piece of electrical equipment.
The safety and proper functioning of many portable appliances and items of equipment depend on the integrity of the fixed wiring in ALL buildings should be checked generally between every 3 to 5 years to ensure it is safe the modern day reliance on electricity to power everything in a building makes this even more essential than ever before installation. The Electricity at Work Act 1989 states that all electrical systems and equipment used in the working environment should be in a safe condition. The Health and Safety Executive recommend that in order to comply with the regulations an inspection and testing programme should be undertaken at all places of work. In addition to these legislative requirements many other organisations such as insurance companies place an obligation on their clients to carry out Fixed Wire Testing otherwise known as Electrical Condition Report (ECR) Fixed wiring testing and inspections are carried out by fully qualified electricians
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