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Fire Risk and PAT Testing

  • Every year over 1,000 workplace accidents and 30 fatalities are reported to the HSE
  • UK fire statistics clearly show that faulty electrical appliances and leads are the single most common case of fires in non- residential buildings

Fire Safety and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT test)

There is a requirement to inspect and test all types of electrical equipment in all work situations – Fixed wire and Portable Appliance Testing.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 1998)

Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.

If a programme of Fire Risk and PAT Testing is NOT put in place:

However, if a comprehensive fire risk and PAT testing management system is implemented your business achieves:

  • Compliance with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Compliance with The Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Compliance with HSE requirements and ISO standards
  • Compliance with your insurance company requirements
  • Compliance with your fire risk assessment
  • Reduction of the risk of fire or injury

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

“All systems shall at all times be of such construction as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger.”

“As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable, such danger.”

This means that employers (and the self-employed) have a duty of care to ensure that all electrical work equipment is safe, suitable for the purpose and properly maintained in good order.

What Needs PAT Testing?

Any electrical appliance that is fitted with a plug including printers, kettles, Computers, extension leads and 110V equipment, in a business or public place is required to be tested on a regular basis to ensure that it is in a safe working condition. In fact, if it is electrical and has a plug on it, whether it is in regular use or not, then it must be maintained safely.

Talk to a Fire Risk and PAT Testing expert today and learn more about our Portable Appliance Testing Services, contact us on 01444 616206 or via email at enquiries@rmk-pat.co.uk