There’s no such thing as a no risk environment, but that doesn’t mean that hazards can’t be managed. Driving always comes with a risk of crashing, so we stick to the speed limit and buckle up before we turn on the ignition. Likewise, working environments can pose a risk to our health and well-being, so we perform risk assessments to seek out and manage potential threats.

Some workplace health hazards are easy to spot and manage, that’s why wet floor signs exist, machinery comes with an emergency stop function, and factory floors are kept clear of debris, but there are some hidden hazards that are harder to spot.

In 21st Century Britain electrics are everywhere. From smart phones and tablets to heavy duty industrial machinery we all rely on electrics on some level, but that doesn’t mean we should become complacent. Faulty electrics can cause significant, even fatal, injuries so it is vital to keep an eye on the condition of all of your appliances.

You don’t need a degree in electrical engineering to keep your employees safe, all you have to do is invest in the PAT testing services from companies such as Britannia Test & Measurement. PAT testing is not a legal requirement, but ensuring any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is kept in a good condition is, and PAT can help you achieve that.