Who is responsible for our electrical safety?

Who is responsible for our electrical safety?

The employer, business owner, or designated duty holder is the person responsible for electrical appliance safety in their workplace (or equipment their business uses). 

In a larger business a ‘competent person’ is often appointed by the employer to ensure the company remains compliant, such as a Health and Safety consultant. 

It is the responsibility of this person, who we call the duty holder’ to ensure all electrical appliances used or made available for use are safe. If they do not do so they may not be complying with the legal regulations. 

By |2019-04-23T19:30:03+00:00June 12th, 2013|PAT Blog|Comments Off on Who is responsible for our electrical safety?

About the Author:

I am Richard Ayre, PAT engineer and Owner/Director of DRA PAT Testing Limited, trading since 2009. I am also Operations Director for the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association.