Pat Testing in Large Scale Buildings Explained for Facilities Managers



The UK Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to ensure that you are compliant with certain regulations including:


  • Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974

  • The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989

  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998

  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999


Not complying with the above-mentioned regulations can result in fines up to £5,000 and/or six months imprisonment. Fines have been seen to go as high as £20,000 and offences heard in the Crown Court have carried sentences of more than 2 years imprisonment in addition to unlimited financial penalties.


Even though PAT testing itself is not legally required, it simply helps you to protect yourself by ensuring that you are complying with these regulations.


PAT testing provides the most effective way to identify defects that can come with use. Faults in electrical equipment pose a potential hazard, particularly if they are not repaired readily.


Even though PAT testing itself is not required by law, the consequences of electrical faults should be considered carefully.


As a Facilites Manager it is your responsibilty to make sure you and your company remain compliant.


Our team of fully qualified engineers are located across the UK and can complete your PAT testing, bringing you dedicated quality and efficiency every time.



Would you like to know more about how Protest ES Ltd can help protect your business, staff, and visitors, thus keeping you safe and legally compliant with the latest regulations?



Please do not hesitate to contact us, by calling this number: 01604 696113 today. Or contact us via email: enquiries@protestesltd.co.uk