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 |2020-01-16T21:12:36+00:00June 12th, 2013|Archived|Comments Off on Who is responsible for our electrical safety?

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I am Richard Ayre; editor for this site, owner of the site and the business, and a PAT testing engineer with over 10 years experience. I consider myself an expert in testing IT equipment in office environments; I have worked in many different industries for hundreds of different clients testing all kinds of electrical equipment. I am also Operations Director for the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association As well as being the business owner I am also an employer; based in Wallsend near Newcastle upon Tyne. I am also involved in the running of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association as Operations Director and joint founder. "PATTA" attends important meetings and provides representation for the smaller businesses that do PAT testing in the UK, when decisions are being made that affect them.