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Pat testing from Clarke Connections

By: Clarke Connections  17/06/2014
Keywords: portable appliance testing, Pat Testing, Appliance Testing

The term electrical equipment is defined as “anything used, intended to be used or installed for use, to generate, provide, transmit, transform, rectify, convert, conduct, distribute, control, store, measure or use electrical energy.” Regulation 2(1) The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 specifically deal with all work equipment (including electrical) that is used by employees at work and states; “Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.” S.4(1) Failure to comply with the Electrical Regulations may constitute a criminal offence under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 which carries a maximum penalty on summary conviction of a £5,000 fine and/or 6 months imprisonment. Landlords and letting agents could also be sued in Civil Law under the duty of care for failure to ensure the tenants safety and as a result, face punitive damages.

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