Around 2000 reported workplace fires a year are caused by faulty electrical appliances, as are a high proportion of electrical related workplace accidents. Such accidents can arise from cut or frayed leads, badly wired plugs and damaged appliances.
Portable Appliance Testing was introduced to enable companies to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 puts a duty of care upon duty holders which applies to both the employer and employee to ensure the safety of all persons using the premises and equipment.
As well as carrying out the testing for you, we can advise you in what is really required – such as, not everything needs testing every year. If that sounds surprising then maybe you should get in touch with us so we can explain.
We are always happy to discuss your needs, thoughts and questions – feel free to get in touch