Electrical Testing

The biggest question in many ways is, why test? Whizz Sparks can tell you… Well in short, not only because you have a legal responsibility to do so, but that also investing this way will improve your business credibility, safety record and appeal to the public, making you more successful and profitable. The more technical answer is to do with the current legislation:

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

“There is a duty of care on the employer and employee to ensure safe work premises.”

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

“Electrical equipment used in the business shall be routinely inspected and tested to ensure it is safe and functional.”

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment (Puwer) 1998

“Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, efficient working order and in good repair.”

The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

“Every employer shall make adequate assessments of the Health & Safety risks his employees are exposed to whilst at work.”

The best method of ensuring that appliances are safe is to have them tested by a qualified person using Portable Appliance Testing Equipment (PAT) or Periodic Electrical Inspection Reporting (PIR).

(Downloadable Commercial Periodic Inspection Report)

Here at Whizz Sparks, we can provide all the above and answer your questions as to not only what you require by law but what is best suited to your needs.

The Law – Uxbridge Electrical Testing

Legislation relevant to electrical maintenance: Health and Safety at Work Act Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations Electricity at Work Regulations and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 (section 2, 3 and 4) puts a duty of care upon both employers and employees to ensure the safety of all persons using the work premises.

The Management of Health & Safety At Work Regulations 1992 state:

“Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of:
The risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed while they are at work, and
The risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking.”

[Regulation 3(1)]