The University is required by law to select, test and install work equipment properly, use it carefully and make sure it is maintained, in a safe condition. The following guidance sets out what you need to do to ensure work equipment is used safely at the University.
The University is required by law to select, test and install work equipment properly, use it carefully and make sure it is maintained in a safe condition.
When you purchase work equipment you are responsible for ensuring it complies with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
The University is required by law to ensure that staff who use computers are trained in their safe use and have their workstation assessed for risk to their health.
The University has a legal obligation to maintain electrical equipment in a safe condition.
As a student, tenant, contractor or member of staff, you need to be aware of what to do in relation to PAT and the electrical equipment you are responsible for.
It is the responsibility of the Head of Department/section/business unit to ensure PAT is carried out at the appropriate intervals.
External facility management services provided to the University must follow the University’s PAT Standard.
Some items of work equipment require statutory examination and testing in addition to regular maintenance and pre-use checks.