Do you run your business in other people’s premises
DJ PAT Test Certificate
Whilst this page is specifically for DJ’s, it is the same principle for anyone working in someone else’s property.
A DJ, mobile disco, singer, etc. performs their gigs in premises that belong to another company. You have a duty of care to make sure your electrical equipment is safe to be used in these environments.
Furthermore, the property you are going to be working in; the hotel, social club, nightclub etc has a right to ask you for your DJ PAT Test Certificate. It is not uncommon for DJ’s to be turned away from a hotel if they can’t prove their equipment is safe.
We don’t really want to be called out on a Saturday night so plan ahead and make sure you have your PAT Test Certificate ready in plenty of time.
In order to comply with electrical safety requirements, you are affected by Electricity and work regulations, your electrical equipment needs to be PAT tested. Each appliance you take into premises of someone else requires testing, and if deemed safe will be inluded in your DJ PAT test Certificate report.
On the other hand, if you run a hotel (for example) and have other companies using electrical equipment on your premises you need to make sure that their equipment is safe to use – not just the mobile disco company, think of anyone that works on your premises… builders, training providers, companies in for meetings, etc.
If you run a hotel and allow mobile disco’s to set up for functions you need to check they have PAT testing certificates. If they don’t and their equipment catches fire, will your insurance still be valid? Some will not be.
This same rule applies if you have builders working on site, even people coming in to do a trade show, event or business presentation.
Always make sure that you are sure that the equipment belonging to others is safe before you allow it to be plugged in to your sockets.
Do you have others using your premises, bringing electrical appliances on site and using them?
If you run a hotel and let mobile discos use your premises have you checked to make sure their equipment is safe?
Do you run a conference centre where presenters, speakers and trainers present using their electrical appliances?
If you allow such people to use your facilities and they’ve not been PAT tested you’re taking a big risk.
If the DJ leaves his equipment plugged in overnight to collect the next day, and it overheats because he’s using too many extension leads it may start a fire. That fi
re may damage your function room, or worse. Will you still be insured?
If you allow other people to bring equipment into your workplace make sure that it has been checked; insist on seeing their PAT testing certificates.