The law on the use of electrical apparatus at work places obligations on those who design, manufacture and sell electrical apparatus, those who buy it for use at work by others (the employer) and those who actually use it (the employee).
Under Section 2(2)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, electrical equipment used at work must be maintained in a safe condition, so far as is reasonably practicable.
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 amplify this (Regulation 4) by describing the maintenance of electrical systems and saying that regular inspection and testing is necessary for all electrical installations and all equipment connected to the installation where this is necessary to prevent danger. Detailed up to date records of maintenance programs are also required.
One of the other services we provide is electrical safety testing. Our engineers are trained to use specialist PAT Testing machines to test all electrical equipment, including kettles, toasters, vacuum cleaners and not just computers. Reports detailing tests, equipment, and results are given at the end of testing.
As an addition to electrical safety testing, an audit of the equipment can be ran, documenting all electrical equipment as well as numbering and listing a detailed specification of all computer equipment.