How often should we do a PAT test?

How often should we do a PAT test?

Portable Appliance Testing should be carried out as often as is required by your business; the best way to find out is to conduct a risk assessment of the appliance, it’s use, who uses it and the environment it is being used in.

Once you know all that you can work out that the appliance will need testing as often as every 3 months, or as little as every 5 years although we tend to recommend that you don’t let more than 2 years pass between tests if you want to be sure of maintaining safe standards.