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Is PAT Testing a Legal Requirement?

PAT testing, as a procedure, is not, in itself a legal requirement.  However, and this is a BIG BUT... current UK legislation states that businesses MUST maintain safe electrical equipment, that they have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and the public.  Because the process of PAT testing is considered the most effective method for doing this (and it provides the necessary paperwork), particularly for high risk environments, it has become an automatic and recognised method for meeting the legal obligations.  If you want to check out the specific guidance concerning electrical equipment at work, feel free, [...]

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