PAT Testing for Shops & Retail Businesses in Bristol
Conforming to PAT testing regulations will help you to ensure that the portable appliances in your business are safe and help you to avoid violations. PAT testing legislation was put into effect to ensure that all companies conform to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989, Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations of 1998 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations of 1999.
The current law requires that all employers maintain portable appliances and ensure their safety. This is done through testing of the appliances to safeguard against damage and to make certain that these items perform properly.
A portable appliance is classed as any piece of equipment which can be connected to the common supply by means of a plug and socket arrangement (be it 13-amp or any other). It must be maintained to be safe at all times. Portable appliance testing is also referred to as plug, pat, P.A.T. or simply PAT.