Many deaths and injuries relating to electricity can arise from:
What law applies?
There are several different types of health and safety laws that cover electricity, including:
PAT testing stands for portable appliance testing of any appliance that has a plug and can be moved.
You're not required to frequently test portable appliances, but you must make sure your electrical appliances are maintained. Thepublishes specific advice on portable appliances, depending on your work environment.
Regular electrical testing may also be required under your insurance policy. You should read the terms of your individual policy to check this.