Whilst there is no definitive legal requirement to specifically carry out PAT, there are legal requirements to maintain safe electrical equipment, and to prove you do that. A PAT Test Certificate is the most recognised method for doing this.
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How often do I need to PAT test? How often do you need to get your electrical equipment PAT tested? To comply with British workplace regulations, you need to make sure all electrical equipment is always safe and do what needs to be done as often as [...]
This depends on the job requirements, we always recommend you contact us to discuss your requirements, from which we can provide you with a PAT testing quote. Our average price is just £1 per item
Not usually, new items do not need testing if you are sure they are from a reputable supplier however if you have the slightest doubt, and by the fact you are asking the question there may be an argument to recommend that new items are PAT tested for you. We [...]
It depends on your company policy but most would say no; guidance suggests not; that new electricals need PAT testing - providing you are sure the appliance is from a reputable source. If so it should be British Standard, and should have been safety tested before leaving the factory. If [...]
You are legally required in the UK to operate a business or organisation in line with the regulations, requirements and guidance of Health and Safety. Where electrical safety is concerned we have to consider the: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 The Provision [...]
A PAT test Certificate is like an MOT - it's only as good as the day it is done; it confirms that the equipment listed was tested, and passed at the time it was tested. After that it is up to you to maintain safe equipment, until the next time [...]
It is not normally necessary to test new items of electrical equipment, because the manufacturer has already tested it, but they should be inspected to make sure there is no damage and that it meets British Safety Standards (as it may have been built incorrectly, abroad) before first use. New [...]
It depends on the situation; if there has been an electrical accident at work and you can't prove that your electrical equipment is safe; it is possible you will but its worth learning more about whether you will or won't get into trouble over this.