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The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reported electrical accidents involve portable appliances.

At acertest we take this very serious, and endeavor to meet all your Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) needs, with our professional staff and the very latest appliance testing technology, you can rest assured that your electrical safety issues will be safe in our hands.

Frequencies for PAT TESTING 2017

Guidance notes of PAT Testing. Assessing the frequency of testing.

The Health & Safety Executive offers no absolute rules on the frequency of the testing and inspection of portable appliances. The Memorandum of Guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations suggests that 'regular inspection of equipment is an essential part of any preventative maintenance program', but no attempt is made to specify the intervals of time implied by the word 'regular'. The reason for this omission is obvious; different situations require different measures in order to meet the requirement that the danger is prevented. The factors which effect the frequency of testing must be assessed by the duty holder who thereby makes the judgement.

The following table shows the recommended times between tests, as laid out in the IEE guidance notes of PAT testing..

Type of Premises

Type of Equipment

Inspection by responsible person

Testing by competent person

       

Commercial

IT Equipment

12 MONTHS

12-24 MONTHS

 

Transportable

12 MONTHS

12-24 MONTHS

 

Portable

6 MONTHS

12-24 MONTHS

 

Hand Held

6 MONTHS

12 MONTHS

 

 

 

 

Industrial

IT Equipment

12 MONTHS

12-24 MONTHS

 

Transportable

12 MONTHS

12-24 MONTHS

 

Portable

6 MONTHS

12-24 MONTHS

 

Hand Held

3 MONTHS

12 MONTHS

 

 

 

 

Office

IT Equipment

6 MONTHS

12-24 MONTHS

 

Transportable

6 MONTHS

12-24 MONTHS

 

Portable

6 MONTHS

12-24 MONTHS

 

Hand Held

3 MONTHS

12 MONTHS

 

 

 

 

Construction

Transportable

Before use

3-12 MONTHS

 

Portable

Before use

3-12 MONTHS

 

Hand Held

Before use

3 MONTHS

 

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Acertest are a Portable appliance testing (PAT or PAT Testing) Company, who offer cost effective Electrical Safety Solutions for your Portable appliance testing (PAT or PAT Testing) needs. Acertest are a Portable appliance testing (PAT or PAT Testing) based in Greater Manchester, and operate in the North West of England. Acertest are Qualified Electrical Safety Engineers using the latest Portable appliance testing (PAT or PAT Testing) Technology. Contact Acertest Manchester for your cost effective Portable appliance testing (PAT or PAT Testing) free qoutation.