Frequently asked questions and answers
Mike Aaron Mobile Disco
Portable Appliance Testing
Taken from the HSE website http://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/faq-portable-appliance-testing.htm
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.
However, the Regulations do not specify what needs to be done, by whom or how frequently (ie they don't make inspection or testing of electrical appliances a legal requirement, nor do they make it a legal requirement to undertake this annually).
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Is PAT Testing Compulsary?
No. The law simply requires an employer to ensure that their electrical equipment is maintained in order to prevent danger. It does not say how this should be done or how often. Employers should take a risk-based approach, considering the type of equipment and what it is being used for. If it is used regularly and moved a lot e.g. a floor cleaner or a kettle, testing (along with visual checks) can be an important part of an effective maintenance regime giving employers confidence that they are doing what is necessary to help them meet their legal duties.
So ok we established that venues should not try to enforce this if you can provide a record of maintenance.
If your asked for a Pat test you could offer other evidence but you may need pat to cover your Public Liability Insurance not for the venue Fact.
in February 2012 i undertook a PAT and Electrical safety course.
Michael Barrett first registered On 20th February 2012 by PAT Training Services Ltd 1 Aston Court Town End Close Leeds LS13 2AF
This allows us test on a more regular basis not just once a year.
We Test every 3 months not a year and do visual inspections every time the equipment is used not every 3 Months.
We put safety First.
Public Liability Insurance
Every DJ should have this and we do Click Here to see full policy Details
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