Do I need to Test all my Appliance Every Year?
No. PAT testing is subjective to the appliance in question and the environment in which it is being used. For example, a power tool being used in a construction site may need to be examined more frequently than a lamp in a hotel bedroom.
My Appliance is brand new, I don’t need any testing.
New electrical equipment may not need a complete PAT test. Nonetheless, you need to ensure a safe working environment for it and at least a simple visual check is recommended.
Is Pat Testing a Legal Requirement?
The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989 require that all electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury needs to be maintained in a safe condition. Even though, the PAT test is not a legal requirement but if an injury were caused due to an electrical risk in your workplace it will point to your negligence, and in which case you will have broken the law. So it’s better be safe than sorry.
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