New Safety at Work regulations and the recent insistance of insurance companies and standards authorities call for Portable Appliance Testing procedures to be in place within companies. But what are the penalties for not having PAT testing approved equipment?
In short, non-compliance organisations run the risk of injury or death, fire, private legal action and invalidating your commercial insurance policy.
In the event of an employee or visitor to your organisation obtaining an injury due to a faulty electrical appliance, you could end up paying a fine amounting to far more than you will ever pay for PAT Testing in the duration of your life.
Failure to PAT Test – Penalties
Failure to ensure the safety of work equipment could result in prosecution which carries a maximum penalty of:
- up to €3 million, or
- imprisonment for up to 2 years
Learn more about PAT Testing for Offices.
If you are interested in attending a PAT Test Course to learn from an expert on a one-to-one level, take a look at our PAT training courses. PAT Test Courses can be carried out the comfort of your office, or at our premises. Courses can be booked as group booking or individual sessions.
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