This week Over The Moon Tents have been going through all their electrical items and inspecting them as part of the annual PAT testing checks.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no legal requirement to have the electrical equipment in the workplace PAT Tested. However it is indeed a legal requirement that such electrical equipment, and in particular the items being used in the workplace are, in simple terms, ‘safe, well-maintained and suitable for the purpose for which it is being used’ – at all times. It is not the inspection and testing that is the legal requirement, but the fact that the electrical equipment, at all times, must be ‘safe, well-maintained and suitable for the purpose for which it is being used’

The way to do determine whether electrical equipment is safe, well-maintained and suitable for the purpose for which it is being used (the legal requirement), is if it is routinely, formally visually-inspected and instrument-tested (‘PAT Tested’). Therefore, PAT Testing is implicit in the need to ensure that such equipment, at the time of inspection and testing at least, is indeed ‘safe, well-maintained and suitable for the purpose for which it is being used’

Over The Moon Tents also uses the annual inspection as a time to do a full inventory of all equipment and as part of pre-season checks to ensure everything is ready to peform well in the summer ahead.

 

Over The Moon PAT Tester Feb 2009

Over The Moon PAT Tester Feb 2009

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