Portable Appliance Testing is backed by strong enforceable laws and is now of increasing focus for insurance purposes and the Health & Safety Executive. The law is very clear that all employers have legal obligations to maintain electrical equipment in order to ensure a safe work place.

Failure to comply can have very serious consequences.

Should an incident or inspection occur you could be fined or have your business closed down if you are unable to demonstrate your compliance with these laws and regulations.

The relevant legislation in part summary is:

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

This page should be taken as correct at time of publication. If in doubt Independent verification of current legal requirements should be sought.

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