We can plan PAT testing around you and your quieter moments, we realise the importance of minimising disruption for both you and your clients.

Annual PAT testing is required on all portable electrical items including

Hair dryers,Tongs, Straightners,Power leads.

In fact any item with a mains voltage plug attached in your salon requires testing.

Annual testing helps to minimise the risk of electric shock as well as fire hazard. So in order to protect your employees,your clients and you it is essential to establish a PAT test programme.

Just had your PAT tesing done?

No problem, just let us know when you are due and we can either schedule you in for next year or we can arrange to contact you nearer the time that you are due. 

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 Regulation 4(2) states: "As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practical, such danger."

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 also states that all employers have a legal duty to provide safe plant and office equipment.

Reputable businesses will implement a programme of planned inspection and testing of appliances to meet the above criteria. Benchmark Site Solutions Ltd will work with your business to ensure these criteria are met at all times.

These compliance checks are in place to ensure that all equipment used in the workplace is fully maintained, tested an in good repair. As a business, the safety of your employees, visitors and customers is largely in your control and you have a duty to prevent any harm coming to any party.

Employers therefore need to regularly test and maintain all electrical equipment as they may become unsafe over time. Portable appliance testing is a major contributor to ensure safety at all times and will enable your business to comply with the legal criteria.

Failure to implement a programme of regular appliance testing can lead to serious consequences as well as affecting your right to claim on insurance policies.Insurance companies assume that you meet the above criteria and in the event of a claim involving fire, injury or death could delay payment, reduce payment or even refuse to settle a claim involving an unsafe appliance which has not been tested.

In the event of an injury or death employers and/or managers could be prosecuted and fined up to £20000 in a Sheriff Court. Should indictment in a High Court follow, there could be an unlimited fine and/or up to two years imprisonment for failing to comply with the above Acts and the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2009.

It is the employer's responsibility to prove compliance.