Portable Appliance Testing

We at Safetywise Consultancy Ltd also offer testing on all you portable electrical equipment, this can include office equipment, workshop equipment and 110v site equipment.

Is Portable Appliance Testing Compulsory?
Under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. However, the Regulations do not specify what needs to be done, by whom or how frequently (i.e. they don’t make inspection or testing of electrical appliances a legal requirement, nor do they make it a legal requirement to undertake this annually).

So the simple answer is No. The law simply requires an employer to ensure that their electrical equipment is maintained in order to prevent danger. It does not say how this should be done or how often. Employers should take a risk-based approach, considering the type of equipment and what it is being used for. If it is used regularly and moved a lot e.g. a floor cleaner or a kettle, testing (along with visual checks) can be an important part of an effective maintenance regime giving employers confidence that they are doing what is necessary to help them meet their legal duties

HOWEVER, Portable Appliance Testing is a good way to ensure frequently used equipment is safe and with annual testing shows good compliance and records under the regulations, therefore at Safetywise Consultancy LTD we would RECOMMEND this is done and an assessment of the frequency of testing would be made on a individual equipment assessment during the first testing carried out.
Once the testing is complete, all equipment will receive a sticker to say “PASS” or “FAIL” along with a due date on the PASSED equipment. Along with this you will also receive a testing report which will cover the Electrical Tests, Classifications, Visual Checks of all equipment for your records (As shown in the image).

What will happen if they are not tested?
Well, this is a risk you will be taking, a visual inspection is good however, it does not test the inner electrical components and these when they totally fail can cause nasty shocks! Therefore it is better to be Proactive rather than Reactive and having to deal with the consequences from this.

Safetywise Consultancy offer testing on all your portable electrical equipment, this can include office equipment, workshop equipment and 110v site equipment.
Safetywise Consultancy - Portable appliance testing

We do not set a standard price for this, as, we want to give all our customers a fair rate. Therefore, if you have 20 items or 300 items then we would give you a better price per tested appliance for more items and also depending on distance. We also strive ourselves in being competitive on price, many larger electrical companies, don’t want to do it and will usually over charge per item. Please get in contact for a free quote!

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