Category: Business Tools

March 2020 Supplier Feature – All Newborn Props

This month’s supplier feature is All Newborn Props. All Newborn Props is run by mother and daughter, Alda and Lina and was set up in 2013. They both loved making handicrafts and as far back as she can remember Lina has witnessed her mother sewing and knitting. Lina also started sewing and knitting at a young age. At first, she knitted for her dolls and then for herself, then out of their love for creation All Newborn Props was born.

All Newborn Props creates a wide selection of beautiful unique newborn and baby photography props – the best newborn posers ‘Create-a-Nest’™, bonnets, hats, wraps, fabric backdrops for a beanbag, posing pillows, rompers, outfits, vessels, baskets – so every newborn photographer can feel confident during their newborn sessions.

Their best selling photo prop is their unique newborn poser ‘Create-a-Nest’™. They created this poser to help photographers pose a newborn baby easily. They also wanted to solve the storage issue. Knowing that many newborn photographers have small studios or are set up in a spare room at home, so there is not too much space. Their poser consists of two parts: the base – the posing pillow and the cover. It is enough to own one posing pillow, and you can buy as many covers as you wish. Their newborn posing pillow is one size so all the covers fit it. This way you do not have to own many different props, which can be a storage issue for most Newborn Photographers. Variety can be offered to the client simply by changing the cover. This is especially appreciated by newborn photographers on location.

All Newborn Prop’s fabulous offer will be running from Monday 23rd to 29th March 2020, members can see more details in the hub.

Their website can be found via the link here: All Newborn Props

Here are some customer testimonials from this wonderful company.

I use ‘Create-a-Nest’ in shoots at client’s homes. It’s so easy to get it with you instead of a heavy and big beanbag!” – Krista PekkalaPhotography

Definitely will be back to purchase more! Thank you xx” – AFphotography

If I had to choose only one prop, it’d be definitely the newborn poser with insert. It’s so versatile!” – Andrea Krey Photography

There really isn’t another photography prop brand quite like All newborn props and I’m so happy to have discovered you as your items have really transformed my work.” – Sophie Burles Photography

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February 2020 Supplier Feature – Picture Perfect Photoshop Training

This month, all be it a little late, we are featuring Picture Perfect Photoshop Training, it’s run by Sarah Crombie and was set up in 2012. Sarah offers photoshop training globally, along with one to one mentoring, group mentoring, video tutorials and photo editing services!

You can contact Sarah via her email: sarah@rememberwhenphotography.co.uk 

Or through her website: Picture Perfect Photoshop Training

Below we interview Sarah on her business and what makes her service unique.

“I think I’m unique because of my range of background with photoshop. I first began using photoshop in 2008 drawing property elevations for concept design. Then I used Photoshop solely as a design platform for my printing business (I designed Art in photoshop and sold them framed). Then I took a few courses and started offering editing services to the general public in restoring their images. Then I became a photographer and learnt more about photo editing in depth, then I started offering a photo editing service to photographers worldwide (I’ve been doing that since 2012). So basically I can edit from a photographers perspective, and also a designers perspective, which I think is equally important, especially when working with conceptual art.”

Sarah’s offer is running the from the 2nd to the 8th of March 2020 only, she will be offering a fabulous 30% off entry to her mentoring group. This is 30% discount on a one off membership fee! To claim this offer please contact Sarah on her email list above.

This mentoring group is for amatuers wanting to get to grips with editing and photoshop and also for professionals wanting to refine their editing skills. Sarah regularly posts video tutorials on the following:

  • Her workflow in Adobe Camera Raw.
  • Lighting and colour balance
  • Backdrop extends (minor and major)
  • Headswaps/Faceswaps
  • Working with Digital Backdrops
  • Backdrops and blanket creases etc
  • Baby skin (acne, flakes, blotchyness, redness, jaundice etc)
  • Puppet Warp Liquify
  • Composites (Froggy, Potato etc)
  • Digital Blanket Tutorial and much more….

Here are a couple of reviews from Sarah’s customers:

I have learnt so much from Sarah, she has a wealth of knowledge with Photoshop and explains things in such a way that it’s really easy to understand, I can now do things I could only dream of doing in photoshop, with ease.” (Anna Murray – Photoshop Trainee)

“Sarah is brilliant! She did an amazing job with some images that I was finding tricky. She also managed to completely rescue a photograph for me where I had made a huge mistake in using an unsuitable backdrop. I will be using Sarah’s services again and thoroughly recommend her.” (Claire McIlvenna – Editing Client)

Really the best was of understanding how talented Sarah is with photoshop is to show you some of her images before and after!

 

 

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January 2020 Supplier Feature – PolicyBee

This months supplier feature is PolicyBee who are specialist professional indemnity and business insurance brokers. Their offer will be running from the 20th to the 26th January 2020.

Why do photographers need insurance? And what insurance do photographers need?

We’re PolicyBee, a professional insurance broker for photographers of all kinds.

Years of dealing with photographer’s business insurance claims has taught us a thing or two about the risks photographers face. It means we’re pretty well placed to tell you what those risks are and what insurance protects you from them.

For ease and speed, we’ll break it down into four main areas: what you do, where you do it, what you use to do it and who you do it with.

What you do

If you’re paid to do a job, you’re a professional. Being a professional means you have something called a ‘duty of care’ – a legal and moral expectation to do a better job than a non-professional.

Breaching your duty of care means clients and others can claim against you if they say you’ve made a mistake or haven’t done what was asked. For example, for the cost of reshooting a family’s baby pics on location, compensating a client because you accidently wiped their photos, or defending accusations you’ve copied someone else’s work.

The time, money and legal know-how you need to deal with these things – regardless of whether you’re at fault or not – is covered by photographer’s professional indemnity insurance. Your policy pays to fight your legal corner and picks up the tab for any compensation, too.

What you do it with

It doesn’t take an insurance expert to know that looking after delicate photography equipment is entirely necessary. Worst-case scenario, replacing it in one go is time-consuming, expensive (tot it all up – you’ve probably spent more than you think) and puts a stop on your business.

So, insuring it all is entirely necessary, too. However, a standard home and contents policy won’t do – you need business insurance that covers commercial property in your studio, and anything you take out and about. That way you get specialist, photographer-specific cover for specialist, photographer-specific circumstances.

Where you do it

We’ve all heard the ghastly cliché ‘where’s there’s blame there’s a claim’. Problem is, like most clichés, it’s true.

If your business is responsible for hurting someone or damaging someone’s property, whether that’s in your studio or somewhere else, you could find an aggrieved finger pointing in your direction. That means a claim against you for negligence and a bill to fix what’s broken.

All these things are covered by photographer’s public liability insurance, including the legal costs to defend you and the compensation you have to pay.

Who you do it with

If you employ someone, employers’ liability insurance is a legal requirement.

This is the case if your extra pair of hands is full-time or part-time, permanent or temporary, paid or unpaid, casual or regular. In short, if you’re responsible for someone else’s health and safety, you’re an employer.

The HSE sets the law on employee welfare. If you want to avoid the hefty £1,000-a-day fine it hands out for those in breach, read its guide for employers.

Anything else?

Yep. There’s cyber insurance for the cost of recovering from hacks and data breaches, business interruption insurance to keep you up and running if disaster strikes, personal accident insurance to help with medical bills and recruitment if you’re injured… the list goes on.

The good thing is, we know about this stuff so you don’t have to. Our partnership with the Baby and Newborn Partnership Network means you get priceless advice from a friendly expert, and 10% off your professional indemnity insurance too.

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A Photographers Guide To Completing Your Tax Return

A quick poll in our facebook group for photographers shows that we have a whole bunch of members who have left their Tax Return right until the last month of the year to be submitted.

If this is you, don’t fret, let us help you through your Tax Return.

Your Tax Return Online

Firstly, if you haven’t registered for filing your tax return online yet you’ll need to get that done asap.   If you have already registered, then make sure you can log in and access your account this week.  A new Government Gateway ID can take 5 days to arrive so it’s best to check you can log in now.  Missing the January 31st deadline will result in a £100 fine, so it’s worth checking.

Keeping Track

Hopefully you’ve been keeping track of your income and expenditure through the year.  It’s important you document all of your income and all of the  expenses you are entitled to offset against it.  Your income minus your expenditure leaves your profit and this is the figure your ‘tax due’ will be calculated from.  It’s much easier to complete your tax return if you use electronic book keeping software or a CRM system that also tracks income and expenses.

We use Xero but can also recommend 17 Hats for CRM and invoicing (you’ll get a discount if you are a member) and Fresh Books.

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Your Expenses

Make sure you include everything you can in your list of expenses.  As well as equipment and props don’t forget about:

  • Insurance
  • Printing
  • Travel (as well as location or clients homes have you ever collected products or do you deliver goods)
  • Postage/packing
  • Training
  • Subscriptions such as Photoshop, Canva or Animoto
  • Cloud storage/backup systems
  • Fees for card payments or using paypal
  • Bank charges
  • Advertising (don’t forget costs for things like facebook ads)
  • Staff

You will need to either have physical receipts or invoices for your expenses OR a digital copy.  A photograph of your receipts is now perfectly acceptable instead of keeping paper.

Work from home?

If you work from home you can also claim back a proportion of your costs for things like heating, electricity and internet use on your tax return.  There are different ways to calculate this but you can see how HMRC suggest it’s done here

Once you have all of the information you need to submit your return you can log in online and add your figures.  The self assessment site itself is very easy to use and you can save it as you go rather than enter everything at once.  If the tax due figure has left you reeling, it might be time to look at some emergency marketing for January – we have a few ideas here.

 

We really hope this article has helped you to gather enough information to be able to complete this year’s tax return.  If you want more support to help grow and run your business, it’s what we do best.  You can become a member and join hundreds of other photographers who are growing their business with our support here

 

 

This article assumes you are a sole trader.  If you are a Limited Company, a partnership or have additional income the above might not be relevant to you.  This article contains affiliate links.  This means if you click on a link and go on to make a purchase we might make a small commission.  We only ever recommend products we know and love but and affiliate income helps keep resources like this one free.

 

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Black Friday Round Up

We love a bargain here at The Baby and Newborn Photography Network, and our inbox has been overflowing with offers that are live right now!

We’ve pulled together what we think are some amazing deals out there – we hope you find it useful.

**This post contains affiliate links and we will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on some of the links**

Animoto have 35% off their annual plans – offer open until 4th December

See offer HERE


Shootproof have 40% off their annual subscription

See offer HERE


If you use WordPress for your website and you don’t already have the Yoast plugin, they have a 30% offer for the premium version as part of Black Friday.

We use the premium version and it’s really helpful.

See offer HERE


This is for you if you are confident with using WordPress but want to make your website exactly how you want it, rather than using someone else’s theme. Drag and drop editor with several pre-built elements.

They have 40% off

Bit of a learning curve involved, but if I can do it, pretty much anyone can!

See offer HERE


Creative Live have some amazing offers on in their Black Friday sale. Some of their top selling classes are $29

See offer HERE


17Hats have a Black Friday sale on today too

See offer HERE


If you love saving money, our members make savings EVERY MONTH with their membership to our network.

Check out how much $12.99 is actually worth with our Value Checker HERE

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Landing Pages And How Photographers Can Use Them

If you’re thinking ‘what the heck’s a landing page and why do I need one?’, read on to find out why using an amazing landing page can help you generate more enquiries for your photography business.

It’s tempting to just hand our your URL when you’re asked for your web address.  The URL would usually take visitors to your home page, which will work fine in certain situations.  But it’s far better if you have the option to direct specific people to a specific landing page.  Landing pages are just hidden pages on your website.  Visitors can only ‘land’ on them by following a specific link.

There’s no limit to the number of landing pages you can have on your website and it makes total sense to have different landing pages for different audiences.

Landing Pages for FACEBOOK

It’s sensible to use a landing page to send people from your Facebook page to your website.  Firstly, think about how your clients use Facebook.  Most people find Facebook pages because they see a tagged image on a friends feed, they ask for recommendations or use Facebook search.  Or they might be long time followers of your page and want to find out more.  The important thing here is they aren’t quite cold leads.  They’ve also come to you via a very conversational platform.  They are likely to be wanting to find out more information so that they can book.

Consider how you’d greet an acquaintance when you design this landing page.  A friendly tone that says ‘hey, I’m glad you popped in to visit me’ is going to hit the spot. You might want a picture of yourself or even a very short video.  And you want to give them some shortcuts to the type of information they might want. Try, ‘I’m glad you popped over today, let me show you some of the sessions I have available in the coming weeks’.  Then add quick links to information pages on your most popular sessions and how to book them.

Landing Pages for GOOGLE

Your Google Business listing will generate visitors to your website in a slightly different way to Facebook.  Visitors who find you on google either know exactly who they are looking for (they’ve googled your name).  Or they’re looking for a photographer and you came up in the search.  For those who googled your name, you don’t really need to worry.  These visitors will arrive at your landing page and immediately click to the information they need.  Concentrate writing your landing page for the people who found you through a keyword search.

For these visitors, this might be the first time they have encountered you so greet them with a testimonial.  This is important to help reassure them.  ‘Thank you for visiting today, you’re in the right place’ followed by a glowing review is a great approach to take.  Try and use testimonials that refer to how your client found you and why they chose you.  If you don’t have any, ask for some.

As your landing page scrolls down, include links to where you’d like your visitor to go to next. I’d suggest information pages on the different types of sessions as that is very likely what they have arrived for.

Landing Pages for OFFERS & SPECIAL SESSIONS

If you create a landing page for your offers or mini sessions you know that everyone visiting that page is interested in the offer. Bonus, right!  So have a think about the things that are likely to make them want to book.  The landing page should definitely have some great images of the end result.  We’re talking images of the sessions, the set and the products available.  A testimonial from a previous mini session or special offer client will also help you massively.

The final piece in the jigsaw is scarcity.  People always need a reason to book so give them limited time or a gift if they book today.  Make sure your landing page includes these offers.  It’s really helpful to have automated booking set up to make it as easy as possible for clients to check availability and make a booking online.  Using something like Acuity  will make your life super easy when it comes to converting visitors to paying clients on your landing page.

Landing Pages for ONLINE DIRECTORIES

Using a landing page for an online directory listing has a couple of benefits.  Firstly, using a specific landing page in this way helps you track the traffic from the directory.  Just make sure you track the stats for that particular page in Google Console. This will also help you make improvements to your listing over time because you will see an increase or decrease in traffic after you make changes.

Secondly, if a visitor clicks your directory listing, you can assume they are interested in finding out more.  Consider the information they already have from seeing the listing and what else they might need.  They are likely to want to see more images because there is rarely enough space on directory listings.  They might also want to see some testimonials if there are no reviews attached to your listing.  Give them easy links to the places on your website that you’d like them to visit next.

All of our members have a directory listing included in their subscription so make sure you are benefiting from yours.

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My Client Won’t Give Permisison To Use Their Images

I think this has happened to every portrait photographer at one time or another – you have an amazing session, every image is beautiful and you’re so super proud, you want to show the world. Then your clients tell you they don’t want anything sharing on social media.

It’s becoming more and more common for clients to want to keep their images private, especially of their children.
As the photographer, of course, you will always own the copyright of the images you have taken.
But your clients also have the right to privacy – and this wins over your right to publish the images.

It’s disappointing but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world – here are some options you may want to consider if you are finding it difficult to keep your portfolio fresh and interesting due to permission issues.

  1. When chatting to parents in your initial consultation mention how, as a small business, you generate most of your work through word of mouth and when people see your images online. Let them know you publish images on your blog, your website and your social media channels and if they could have a think about where they are happy to have their images posted before they sign the model release form on the day of the session. This lets them know they have options – some people are just unhappy to have images on Facebook but are more than happy to have them on your website where they feel there is more control over sharing.
  2. Your model release form is a document that will need to be signed at your clients’ session if you want to be able to publish their images. Point out the different platforms you might want to use the images on so that your clients can make an informed decision – the chances are they won’t say no to everything. We recommend Harmony & Blue for all of your photography contract requirements – use code BP1524 and get £24 off your purchase!
  3. Let clients know you will be taking some shots where their child won’t be identifiable and these may be chosen for your portfolio. Using the phrase ‘chosen for’ is much more special than ‘please can I USE your images’ – no one wants to feel used! So we are talking detail shots here, little feet, tiny hands etc.
  4. Offer an incentive. Let clients know you are running a reward scheme if you were to choose their image for your portfolio and that if you use it on Facebook (or whichever platform you are struggling with permissions for) then you send the parents a print of that image as a thank you. This small gesture can be enough to persuade parents to allow the use of the image.
  5. Generate awareness. You can go one step further with hint number 4 above and offer a bigger incentive related to how much reach the image gets. You can let parents know that if their image gets 50+ likes or reactions on FB you will send them a mounted print or 100+ reactions, a framed print. It’s down to you to decide what the awareness is worth and how much you are willing to pay for it.

We do hope these hints will help you overcome this common obstacle for portrait photographers and we’d love to hear how they work for you – just comment below.

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Photography Contracts

If you’re like so many UK portrait photographers, chances are you’re either not working with a contract or it’s on your list of things to update ‘when you get a moment’. Here are three essentials your portrait contract should include.

The essentials come from Maria Murray and Sally Slack, who are UK portrait photographers with more than twenty years of portrait photography experience between them.  They have just launched a portrait contract template for UK portrait photographers under their joint business Harmony& Blue.

“Every portrait photographer needs to have a cancellation policy that spells out what happens if a client cancels. As we all know, children get sick, plans change and if you’re a location photographer, the weather isn’t always suitable, Maria says. When cancellations happen, the client and the photographer need to be clear what happens next.

“The second essential thing about your contract is that for it to be lawful, it has to be fair to both the client and photographer.  You can’t just put in whatever conditions you want, unless they’re also fair to your client.

Many photographers hodge podge together a set of T&C’s, which are often very one sided. “When you think about it, it’s logical that a contract is not just for your, but also your clients protection, but so many people don’t realise this,’ Maria says.

“And the third essential your contract needs to deal with is raw files. At some point, you’re going to have a client who is going to ask about them, if you haven’t already. Many clients have decent DSLRs and know enough to ask about raws – we need to be able to handle that question professionally and seamlessly. It seems to be a subject that comes up again and again”

Partner and photographer Sally Slack explains: “There are many more areas that a portrait contract needs to cover, but these are three that are easy to miss.

The other things to mention especially if your current contract is one that originated in the US, is that privacy and e-commerce is less regulated in US than in Europe.

Maria and Sally teamed up with top UK lawyers to build a portrait contract template that has been beta tested on portrait genres including lifestyle, newborn, location and family.

“We’ve spent months creating this, and tested it with a variety of UK portrait photographers. It’s the product we wish had been available when we were just starting out,” Maria & Sally say.

Essentially, the hard work has been done for you – there is no need to sit with your lawyer for hours creating a contract from scratch. All you need to do is follow the simple instructions and customise it to your needs, then having it checked over to ensure it works for you following your customisations, should just be a formality.

PROFILES: Maria Murray is the owner of Sweet Bambini, and a UK photographer that has specialised in newborn, maternity & baby photography for over 14 years. Sally Slack is also a newborn photographer and especially known by many portrait photographers as the owner of www.babyprops.co.uk. She has been a photographer for 10 years in the US, Singapore and the UK.

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Everything You Need To Know About Pat Testing for Photographers

This guest blog is brought to you by Banpas Member, Darren Whiteley LMPA of Treasured Moments Photography

Darren was formally an electrical/mechanical engineer who completed his apprenticeship in the year 2000. Darren has had many qualifications in electrical maintenance, engineering maintenance, computer aided engineering, electrical safety, portable appliance certificate.

Darren worked for several years as an electrical mechanical engineer within a packaging company, his duties included, maintenance/repair and insulation of 3 phase mains electrical power, and Pat testing/repair and maintenance of all electrical appliances within the company. He was also a Health and safety officer on the health and safety committee. Darren left this post, emigrated to South Africa and opened an electrical company DK Electrical which concentrated on maintenance of portable and household appliance and the rewiring of housing and business.

As Darren has worked in the electrical trade for many years he has had to keep up to date with all the new laws and legislation with in the electrical industry.

PAT Testing (Portable Appliance Testing) For Photographers

All photographers will use electrical equipment in some shape or form, whether it is your battery charger, studio lighting, a computer and even a kettle.

With Portable appliance testing (PAT testing) there is a lack of understanding; these are some of the questions I will try to clarify for you.

What Is PAT Testing?

Portable appliance testing involves visual and testing of a portable appliance to determine what it is safe for use. The test involves a visual test to check that the appliance and flex(cable) are in good condition, then there is the earth continuity check which is done with a tester and last the insulation test to test that the soundness of the current carrying parts and any exposed metal that may be touched.

PAT testing provides the most effective way to identify defects that can come with use. Faults in electrical equipment pose a potential hazard, particularly if they are not repaired readily.

Is It A Legal Requirement?

There is no current legal requirement, however the government put regulations into place to pertain to the maintenance of electrical appliances and the easiest and most efficient way to ensure you met these regulations is through Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

Claims that Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is required by law and that you are breaking the law by not applying to it are simply not true… The law does require however that employers, including self-employed, ensure that all electrical equipment that they provide in their business is safe and properly maintained. This means that PAT testing is a critical part of your company’s health and safety and should be considered part of a solution to your safety concerns.

What Is Required By Law?

The UK Health and Safety Executive along with insurance companies will expect you to perform PAT testing to ensure that you are compliant with the following regulations including:

Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974
The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations of 1998
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999

Not complying with the above regulations can result in fines up to £5,000 and/or six months imprisonment.

However fines have been seen to go as high as £20,000 and any offences heard in the Crown Court have carried sentences of more than 2 years imprisonment in additional to unlimited financial penalties.

Even though PAT testing itself is not legally required, it simply helps you to protect yourself by ensuring that you are complying with these regulations.

Do I Need To Have It?

By law no, but depending on the type of photography you do it may be required. If you are a mobile, event, school, hospital, wedding or any other type of photographer you may be required to be PAT tested by the venue, council or company and you may be asked to provide a copy of your current certificate. Even though it may not be in your policy, you will have to comply with their policies when working at their premises.

There have been instances where wedding photographers have had to provide their portable appliance certificate, plus insurance a week before the wedding takes place. I personally was asked to provide these when I was photographing schools but only by one council. Some councils, companies and venues may not ask you to provide the certification beforehand but they still expect you to have it. For example, if the premises you are working on has an inspection on the same day, you may be subjected to their inspection. Just by looking at your equipment they would be able to tell if you have Portable Appliance Testing as every item has a green dated sticker on for a pass or a red one for a fail.

What Is Classed As A Portable Appliance?

A portable appliance is anything over 40 Watts of power that has an electrical plug (single or three phase) that can be moved i.e. hairdryer, fridge, kettle, studio lighting, battery charges etc. Pretty much everything you own.

These appliances come in different classifications such as Portable, Stationary and Moveable, Hand Held, IT and Fixed.

They all pose a different risk to the user of the appliance. For example if the appliance is portable then it generally gets moved around a lot and this means that it is prone to more damage than an appliance that does not. It may therefore need to be tested and maintained more frequently.

Who Can Do Portable Appliance Testing?

The law states that portable appliance testing is done by a “competent person”. The definition of a competent person as per page 13 of the IEE Code of Practice 3rd edition states that the person must:

  • Have adequate knowledge of electricity
  • Have adequate experience of electrical work
  • Have adequate understanding of the system to be worked on and practical experience of that class of system
  • Have an understanding of the hazards that can arise during the work and precautions that need to be taken
  • Have the ability to recognise at all times whether it is safe for work to continue.

In order to be considered competent enough to perform PAT testing, one would typically take a PAT training course that is given by someone qualified as an instructor and in PAT testing. A knowledge test should also be taken and that test evaluated by the instructor to ensure that the proper knowledge has been gained.

Those responsible for having PAT testing done include anyone who uses electrical equipment as well as administrators with responsibility for electrical maintenance who may or may not have detailed technical knowledge. Other duty holders such as company directors, building service managers and managers are responsible to ensure that PAT testing is carried out in their businesses as well.

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