According to the health and safety executive Portable Appliance Testing (commonly known as Pat Testing) should be included within the health and safety policy for every landlord and commercial business premises owner.

PAT Testing is an annual inspection of all electrical appliances within all rentable residential properties carried out by a competent person to pre defined standards.

Did you know that Green Machine also perform portable appliance testing as one of our key primary services?

Why does the H&S Executive Recommend PAT Testing?

According to the Health & Safety Executive, portable appliances account for 25% of all reportable electrical accidents, Regular PAT testing correctly managed will minimise risk. Many electrical goods are manufactured overseas and in some instances these electrical goods have not undergone as strict a testing procedure as some UK manufactured goods.

Electricity at Work regulations place a legal responsibility on employers and employees to comply with the provision set out in statute, according to the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), employers should take reasonable practical steps to ensure no danger results from the use of such equipment in the following circumstances:

  • Where employees use appliances
  • Where appliances may be used by the public, in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops, etc.
  • In places where appliances may be hired or supplied.
  • In situations where appliances are serviced or repaired.

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 also point specific relevance to the need of electrical maintenance, and importance of PAT testing.

Why choose us for your PAT testing needs and requirements:

  • We use the latest equipment
  • Our quotes have no hidden extras
  • All equipment that we use is calibrated to ensure that our results are accurate every time.
  • Fully qualified and trained staff.

Why PAT testing:

  • It is your legal requirement as an employer.
  • Every employer must ensure that their workplace equipment is maintained.
  • Ensuring levels of risk for all of your workplace equipment is correct.
  • PAT testing must be performed by a competent and trained professional

We can arrange for a one-off or an annual service as required, thus ensuring that your workplace is safe and compliant at all times.

To find out if your workplace is compliant, just contact Jerome for a free no obligation cost on 01278 773666 or email at:

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Geoff Kennedy
Director – CfBC

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