Risk assessments should be frequently carried out in workplaces to identify any hazards in place in order to prevent any injuries. The assessment is likely to identify any electrical appliances which can be a danger to you and those around you. The law indicates that the assessments should highlight how you identified the hazards, how your overcome them and how workers were protected and informed of the risks.
PAT Testing (portable appliance testing) takes place to ensure that certain electrical equipment is safe to use. Some defects can be visually seen, but many require a full test. There are no set frequencies for PAT testing, however it is recommendations that IT equipment should be tested every 24 months, whereas class 1 equipment should be tested every 48 months. After you have completed tests, it is essential to identify the piece of equipment with a label as this is an efficient method of keeping a record of when they were last tested and the results which were found from it. It is not essential to test new equipment, however a simple visual analysis is needed.
Electrical appliances should be thoroughly checked and maintained, both in the workplace and at home to prevent serious accidents from arising.
Why not Sign-up to Receive these Articles by Email each Day
Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £30 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).
We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.
To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.
If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.
For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.
Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833