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For all your domestic and commercial

electrical requirements......

Tel: 0800 999 6955

 


Utilising our own equipment and engineers we provide a market leading Portable Appliance Testing service where we not only test your appliances but we also manage the whole system from liaising with users through to storage and safe control of Record Documentation. This testing is a statutory requirement in the UK. Therefore we store all recorded information which is available at any time should the records need to be inspected.

The Law

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The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances. The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment. This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing. The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation in the following circumstances

 

 

Record Keeping

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It has been seen that it is a defence under Regulation 29 of the Electricity at Work Regulations for a duty holder to 'prove that he took all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of that offence'. It seems clear that the most effective method by which a duty holder can prove this in court would be by producing records to convince the court that the defendant had acted within either the letter or the spirit of the law. Records are essential if a proper and organised system of testing is to be established