What Should be Tested & Why?
25% of all reported electrical accidents are caused by faulty electrical appliances (according to the Health & safety Executive).
What the Health & Safety Law requires
The basis of British Health & Safety Law is defined under Health & Safety at Works Act (1989). The specific requirements that relate to safety precautions applicable to electricity i the work place are legislated for under the Electricity at Works Acts (1997). These acts are set out legal requirements for employers to comply with.
Employers are required to evaluate all the risks in the work place that may effect the safety of employees and members of the public. Then take the necessary precautions to ensure a safe work environment.
Due Diligence by the Employer
Where electrical appliances and hard wire installations are concerned, employers are required to implement an inspection, testing and maintenance regimes to ensure potential faults are picked up at an early stage so that preventative repairs and maintenance can be undertaken.