PAT testing helps to promote safety within the workplace. In the UK every year there are approximately 30 people killed as a direct result of contact with electricity. Even more are seriously injured. PAT testing helps to reduce the risk of being injured by ensuring that portable appliances are safe for use. HSE PAT testing regulations are designed to ensure that all portable appliances are checked to ensure their safety.
PAT testing health & safety are important in keeping workplaces safe. The Health & Safety Executive estimates that more than 25 percent of all accidents related to electric use involve portable appliances. Portable appliances can include computers and monitors, printers, toasters, fridges, kettles ad anything else that is typically used in every tasks.
Following PAT testing HSE guidelines will ensure that you comply with federal regulations and that you protect yourself, your employees and customers or clients from electrical injuries. Following HSE Pat testing guidelines will help you to significantly reduce the risk of injury or fire from portable electrical appliances and ensures that you are compliant with ISO9000/1 as well as with BS5750. Following these guidelines also helps you to satisfy requirements that may be set forth by insurance companies.
The best reason however for adhering to HSE PAT testing guidelines is to provide your business with a bit of protection and to reduce the risk of serious or fatal injuries due to contact with portable electrical appliances. PAT testing will ensure that all portable appliances are safe for use which will reduce your risks.
Of course there are always exceptions to every rule but in general, all appliances that are deemed portable and run on electricity should be checked regularly and maintained properly. adhering to the guidelines is as simple as hiring a PAT tester to check your equipment regularly or obtaining certification so that you are qualified to test equipment yourself.