As a business owner, you’ll understand the vital responsibility you have for your employees and their safety. This means ensuring that your property, and everything in it, is fit for purpose and does not pose a threat. To ensure the appliances in your workplace are safe, it’s critical to have PAT tests performed. Here are some of the benefits of doing so.
PAT Testing Improves Safety
First and foremost, portable appliance testing (PAT) ensures that portable appliances found in an office, or other commercial property, are safe for use. This, in turn, reduces the risk of electrical fires from breaking out.
It Ensures Compliance With Law and Insurance
As well as improving the safety of business properties for employees, a PAT test will also ensure that employers are compliant with the law and their insurance policies. Both the law and insurers will expect you to carry out regular PAT tests. The Electricity at Work Regulations requires employers to comply with regulations which ensure there is no danger associated with the use of electrical appliances in the workplace. If an accident does occur as a direct result of a faulty appliance, which was not checked by a professional, then your insurance company may not be liable to pay compensation.
PAT Testing Is a Preventative Measure
Finally, ensuring you are committed to PAT testing is an excellent preventative measure against electrical hazards. Being reactive to catastrophes like fire often leads to significant damage and loss of life. However, by being proactive, you can ensure you protect your business and the health of your employees.
Looking For PAT Testing Services For Your Business in Kent? Look No Further
EK Fire Protection is a team of fire protection specialists who service customers in Kent and the South East. If you require risk assessments, fire safety training or PAT testing carried out on your business property, look no further.
To find out more, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at E K Fire Protection Ltd
Castle View Park, Holmestone Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 0UG. Alternatively, call us on 01304 210 909 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.