Portable and Fixed Appliance Testing Spcialists
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The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) requires, every employer to ensure that work equipment is suitable for the purpose for which it is provided, only used in the place and under the provisions for which it is provided.
It also requires every employer to ensure work equipment be efficiently maintained and kept fit and suitable for its intended purpose.
It must not be allowed to deteriorate in function or performance to such a leval that it puts people at risk.
This means that regular, routine and planned maintenance regimes must be considered if hazardous problems can arise.
Regulation 3 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 recognises a responsibility that employers and many employees have for electrical systems. "It shall be the duty of every employer and self employed person to comply with the provisions of the Regulations in so far as they relate to matters which are within his control.
The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989 places a duty of care on employers and landlords to maintain electrical systems to prevent danger where otherwise it may exist, the term electrical systems refers to all parts of an installation including portable appliances. The most efficient and comprehensive way of ensuring your duties are performed and adequate records are kept is by performing Portable Appliance testing (PAT) in accordance with the IEE Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. By following this practice, you can be sure that your obligations have been met under the Health and Safety at Work Act so far as electrical safety is concerned and more importantly that your staff, visitors, patients, buildings and possessions are safe.
Upon completion of Portable Appliance testing you should receive a report that details the following:
An inventory containing each appliance type, name, location and description
A full set of test results for each appliance tested
A full list of any failed items with an explanation of their failure
A visible pass or fail label on each appliance.
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