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Thread #140458   Message #3228622
Posted By: GUEST,Woodsie
25-Sep-11 - 05:33 AM
Thread Name: Tech: PAT testing
Subject: RE: Tech: PAT testing
As far as I am know PAT testing is a voluntary thing and can be carried out by any competant person. It comes under the Health and Safety at Work umrella of rules, acts, laws etc. Basically it is the resposibllity of both employer and employee to ensure that electrical equipment is maintained at a safe level. Electricians use this as an excuse to extort huge sums of money out of businesses/individuals. The intitute of electrical engineers charge £30 for a paperback pamphlet "Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment" You can stick a sticker on the appliance that says that it has been taested on whatever date and by who. I suppose if you are doing a gig the person who pays you is the employer. If you show him/her your sticker and then get electrocuted ...