PF Events can PAT test all of your electrical equipment so that your venue conforms to British safety standards.
Many insurance companies are now asking for proof that you have had your equipment tested and that a certificate that complies with Health & Safety regulations has been issued.
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:
- Where appliances are used by employees or sub contractors.
- Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as stage performances, hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
- Where appliances are supplied or hired, for example disco/entertainment equipment.
- Where appliances are repaired or serviced.