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What is a Competent Person in Fire Safety?

What is a Competent Person in Fire Safety?

Whether you are an employer looking to secure your regulatory compliance with health and safety regulations in the UK, or you are in a health and safety manager role, you may have come across the legal term “competent person” and you might be wondering about its...

Your Guide To Fire Safety Risk Assessments

Your Guide To Fire Safety Risk Assessments

Fire safety risk assessments are a legal requirement for all businesses with premises. The responsible person, who in most cases is the business owner, is required by law to ensure the implementation and maintenance of the safety of all employees, customers, clients...

Conducting an Effective Fire Drill at Work

Conducting an Effective Fire Drill at Work

Whether you are responsible for the workplace fire safety of a commercial office building, a retail space or an educational institution, knowing when and how to conduct a fire drill correctly is an important part of your responsibilities. Just like fire alarm...

Guide to PAT Testing Labels & How to Complete Them

Guide to PAT Testing Labels & How to Complete Them

All electrical devices in the workplace must be PAT tested. Once completing a round of PAT (portable appliance testing) tests, electrical devices will usually pass or fail. To ensure that workers and others are safe from potential harm, PAT testing labels will be...

All You Need to Know About PAT Testing Computers

All You Need to Know About PAT Testing Computers

When PAT testing offices and retail environments, it is highly likely that you will be PAT testing computers and other PC-type devices. As computers and other IT equipment are electrical devices, they must be PAT tested; however, there are crucial rules and safety...

What Happens if an Appliance Fails a PAT Test?

What Happens if an Appliance Fails a PAT Test?

A tried and trusted method of evaluating the integrity of electrical devices, the PAT testing procedure will deliver a verdict of a pass or fail on devices. Whilst receiving a pass will confirm that a particular appliance is adequate for continued service, what...

Who can PAT test? | What do PAT Testers do?

Who can PAT test? | What do PAT Testers do?

Who Can PAT Test Electrical Equipment and What Do PAT Testers Do? According to the Health and Safety legal requirements, it’s the business owner’s legal responsibility to make sure that all portable electrical equipment is regularly inspected and maintained in a safe...