According to the Health and Safety executive, there are approximately 1000 major electrical related injuries reported each year. These injuries can involve burns and electric shocks and of these injuries 30 of them are fatal.
The UK Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 states that “Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is constructed or adopted as to be suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided”
The Electricity At Work Regulations 1989 states that “As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent so far as reasonably practicable, such danger”
The scope of the legislation covers everything from small portable equipment to fixed hard wired equipment.
This is why it is vital to ensure a correct program of testing electrical equipment exists.
We employ qualified competent engineers who are able to conduct the testing of portable appliances, compiling an equipment register and providing you with documented or electronic records of all your equipment. Highlighting and/or repairing any required appliances.