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PAT – Portable appliance testing FAQs
There are many common myths about portable appliance testing (PAT) – find out the key facts about the inspection and testing of portable electrical equipment here.
What is portable appliance testing?
I’ve been told that, by law, I must have my portable electrical appliances tested every year. Is this correct?
How frequently do I need to test my electrical appliances?
Do I need to keep records of testing and should I label any appliances tested?
Do I need to test new equipment?
I have been told that I have to get an electrician to do portable appliance testing work. Is that correct?
Where can I get more information about maintaining portable appliances used in different environments?
I run a tool hire business? What do I need to do and are there additional responsibilities for the person hiring my tools?
Are there are any case studies about portable appliance testing?
Is Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) compulsory?