How often should we do a PAT test?

How often should we do a PAT Test is a topic for discussion on so many occasions, but our best advice is this – Keep it simple

Most customers want to know how often PAT testing needs doing for the wrong reasons; it shouldn’t be about how much money can be saved. A better question would be:

What does my business need to maintain safe portable appliances?

That question is more appropriate, but it is not a question that can be answered on a web-page as there are just too many variations to consider, so back to..

Keep it simple

Once we have been to your site, seen it, seen the equipment and tested what you already have we’ll be able to make some recommendations.

We’ll discuss with you what your requirements are and what we recommend as the most appropriate action for your business.

We’ll assess the risks involved and help you find an acceptable solution that not only keeps your appliances maintained to a safe standard but ideally will save you money, over time.

But beware; putting ¬†risk based testing in place doesn’t always increase the time between tests; sometimes it will reduce the time.

Talk to us about how to maintain safe portable appliances at your workplace.

By |2020-01-09T20:35:47+00:00August 1st, 2017|PAT Testing Info|Comments Off on How often should we do a PAT test?

About the Author:

I am Richard Ayre; editor for this site, owner of the site and the business, and a PAT testing engineer with over 10 years experience. I consider myself an expert in testing IT equipment in office environments; I have worked in many different industries for hundreds of different clients testing all kinds of electrical equipment. I am also Operations Director for the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association As well as being the business owner I am also an employer; based in Wallsend near Newcastle upon Tyne. I am also involved in the running of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association as Operations Director and joint founder. "PATTA" attends important meetings and provides representation for the smaller businesses that do PAT testing in the UK, when decisions are being made that affect them.