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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

The frequency of inspection and testing required for each piece of equipment will vary depending on the following:

The following table provides guidance on the initial frequencies of inspection and testing, however, the frequency must depend upon the factors listed above, and should be kept under constant review.

The IEE Suggested Initial Frequency of Inspection & Testing (PAT Testing) of Class 1 Equipment

Type of Equipment Formal visual inspection Combined inspection & testing
Stationary equipment 24 months 48 months
IT Equipment 24 months 48 months
Movable equipment 12 months 24 months
Portable equipment 12 months 24 months
Hand-held equipment 6 months 12 months

For more information go to the Health and Safely Executive's PAT - Portable Appliance Testing FAQs :

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Updated on Thursday, 24 August 2017 1305 views