Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) services are made available to our retained and non-retained clients and can be completed alongside Health & Safety audits and reviews.
PAT Testing Services
PAT testing can often be overlooked as it isn't a legal requirement and doesn't even have to be handled annually but HSG 107 states that "any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition".
it's not a legal requirement
it doesn't have to be done annually
...so why do it at all?
Staying Safe & Keeping Safe
As the HSE states, if it has the potential to cause injury it needs to be in a safe condition.
We recommend routine checks simply to keep on top of this but, for instance a desk lamp will probably never cause you a problem although a drill in constant use might.
If you hire in electrical equipment you should ensure that this is in a safe condition to use and ideally the hire company will have PAT tested their appliances as it is their responsibility.