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on 17 August 2009


Are you aware that you could be fined or imprisoned?

Any appliance In the workplace connected to electricity via a lead and plug MUST be included in a Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) scheme.


Why must appliances be PAT tested?


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that over 25% of all electrical accidents Involve appliances connected to an electrical supply. As a result, regulations have become more stringent than ever regarding portable appliances, with the responsibility being on employers & managers to ensure that a safe working environment Is maintained,


What portable appliances must be regularly tested?


All electrical appliances, including anything from a kettle to PCs and equipment – everything must be regularly checked and maintained, whether old or new.


So, why must you comply?


As an employer you are required to manage onsite electricity safety. If you happen to receive a random visit by Health & Safety officers and fail to comply, it could result in a heavy fine or even possibly imprisonment,

Are you aware it is a requirement covered by the Electricity at Work Regulations: 1999, the Health and Safety at Work Act: 1974 and The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations: 1992, in addition, should the worst happen, without the right documentation your Insurance may be void.


So, how do you know if you comply with PAT Testing rules?


Simple. Get in touch with Veritas Consulting PAT Testing Services. They will carry out periodical tests on all portable appliances at your premises, All testing at the site comes with an electrical safety report on all appliances Included, ensuring the safety of all your employees and total peace of mind for you.


PAT Testing save lives.


Electricity is highly dangerous and should be monitored and checked regularly for the safety of your employees and premises. That’s why companies must conform to current legislation, to provide a safer working environment,

To assist companies In complying with current legislation, Veritas Consulting offer affordable PAT Testing Services of which comprises a team of highly experienced Electricians, who are dedicated to keeping organisations safe and legal through the inspection and testing of portable appliances (PAT testing).

They test all classes of portable appliance equipment from construction sites to offices, such as a PC, server or printer.

They ensure minimal disruption and provide a full management service to remind clients when tests are due. In addition, all electrical equipment tested are labelled and the results logged for your information and future inspection, offering you complete peace of mind.


So, how compliant are you?


Veritas are totally committed to providing a cost-effective customer service with a clear focus on making sure that your premises is fully compliant with current regulations. They Will-

  • Use current PAT testing equipment to keep businesses safe and legal
  • Ensure minimal disruption with all tests undertaken onsite
  • Employ fully qualified and highly experienced electricians
  • Test all electrical equipment from a PC to a kettle
  • Log all tests on our system for future reference
  • On return visits, we will Inform you of any missing equipment
  • Provide full management service to remind you when tests are due
  • Undertake periodical inspection checks
  • Offer complete peace of mind

Act now before it’s to late

Don’t wait until you get caught out – do something about it now. Ensuring the safety of your employees and premises from electrical faults could not be more cost-effective or more simple.

Veritas Consulting offer affordable PAT Testing Services so for a initial discussion and peace of mind call 0121 249 1281

About the author

David Cant is a Director at Veritas Consulting. The SME’s favourite go-to consultant for health and safety know-how. Bucket loads of experience. Fluent in practical advice. Solutionist with a brain you can pick. You can find him across social media on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

  • I totally agree with you on very point. I’ve heard some horror stories about faulty equipment. so any business reading this i ask them to make sure they are pat tested

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    Very satisfied with this information, thanks.

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  • Jamie Morgan says:

    the IET Code of Practice for InService Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment has been around for a number of years, and is the accepted method of complying with the Requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

    Whilst there are many other methods you could use to comply, one would be hard pressed in a court of law to prove compliance, whereas PAT Testing is seen as best practice.