Does my business need to have portable appliances tested?

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.
  • Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.
  • Where appliances are supplied or hired.
  • Where appliances are repaired or serviced.


Our Portable Appliance Testing Procedure

The level of inspection and testing depends on the type of appliance and the risk of it becoming faulty taking into account the environment in which it is used. All this will be discussed with you before any testing is carried out.

All our work is carried out to IEE Regulations and The Electricity at Work Act 1989 and is inclusive of minor repairs and retests plus:

  • Replacement of standard plug tops and fuses where necessary
  • All Pass / Fail Labels
  • Unique barcoded asset number for identification
  • Record of each asset inspected and tested, including company name, location, description, test result and next test due date
  • Secure online reports

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