Members of the Institute ofof Electrical Engineers

Summaries of the relevant legislation can be seen by clicking on the links below (downloads pdf files)

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Portable Appliance Testing is backed by strong enforceable laws and is now of increasing focus for insurance purposes and the Health & Safety Executive. The law is very clear that all employers have legal obligations to maintain electrical equipment in order to ensure a safe work place. Failure to comply can have very serious consequences.

Should an incident or inspection occur you could be fined or have your business closed down if you are unable to demonstrate your compliance with these laws and regulations.

The actual specifics of a test can vary and will be dependent on the type of appliance being tested. Each appliance will be allocated an identification number with a pass or fail label attached accordingly. All relevant certification and reports will be forwarded to your Company.

Should you require futher information, please use the links to the left and do not hesitate to contact us.

This page should be taken as correct at time of publication. If in doubt independent verification of current legal requirements should be sought.

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