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What Are The Frequencies Of PAT Testing?

The Institute of Electrical Engineers has set out suggested initial frequencies of inspection and testing of electrical equipment as shown below:
 

Equipment
use

Type of equipment

User checks

Class I

Class II

Not Recorded unless a
fault is found

Formal visual inspection
(note 1) Recorded

Combined inspection & testing
Recorded

Formal visual inspection
(Note 1)
Recorded

Combined inspection & testing
Recorded

a b c d e f g

Construction Sites
110 V
Equipment
S none  1 month 3 months 1 month 3 months
IT none 1 month 3 months 1 month 3 months
M (Note 2) weekly 1 month 3 months 1 month 3 months
P (Note 2) weekly 1 month 3 months 1 month 3 months
H (Note 2)  weekly 1 month 3 months 1 month 3 months

Industrial
including
Commercial
Kitchens
S weekly none 12 months none 12 months
IT weekly none 12 months none 12 months
M before use 1 month 12 months 3 months 12 months
P before use 1 month 6 months 3 months 6 months
H before use 1 month 6 months 3 months 6 months

Equipment
used by
the Public
S Note 3,4 monthly 12 months 3 months 12 months
IT Note 3,4 monthly 12 months 3 months 12 months
M Note 3,4 weekly 6 months 1 month 12 months
P Note 3,4 weekly 6 months 1 month 12 months
H Note 3,4 weekly 6 months  1 month 12 months

Schools
(Note 4)
S weekly none 12 months 12 months 48 months
IT weekly  none 12 months  12 months 48 months
M weekly 4 months 12 months 4 months 48 months
P weekly 4 months  12 months 4 months 48 months
H before use 4 months 12 months 4 months 48 months

Hotels
(Note 5)
S none 24 months 48 months 24 months none
IT none 24 months 48 months 24 months none
M weekly 12 months  24 months 24 months none
P weekly 12 months 24 months 24 months none
H before use  6 months 12 months  6 months none

Offices
and
Shops
S none 24 months 48 months 24 months none
IT none 24 months  48 months 24 months none
M weekly  12 months 24 months 24 months none
P weekly 12 months 24 months 24 months none
H before use  6 months 12 months 6 months none

PAT Testing Frequency Table: Notes:
1 The formal visual inspection may form part of the combined inspection and tests when they coincide, and is to be recorded.
2 110V earthed centre-tapped supply. 230V portable or hand-held equipment is required to be supplied via a 30mA RCD and inspections and tests carried out more frequently.
3 For some equipment such as children’s rides a daily check may be necessary.
4 By supervisor/teacher/member of staff.
5 Equipment provided in hotels rooms is equipment used by the public. Equipment in hotels (in table) is considered to be equipment in hotels used by the hotel staff.
  It is normally not necessary to test new items of equipment as the manufacturer has already tested them.
  The information on suggested initial frequencies given above is more detailed and specific than HSE guidance, but is not considered to be inconsistent with it.
 
    S

Stationary Equipment

    IT

Information Technology Equipment

    M

Movable Equipment

    P

Portable Equipment

    H

Hand-Held Equipment

 
Through our years of experience we have found the frequencies of PAT Testing suggested give a good working program and are sufficient to ensure the safety of electrical appliances, however it has to be emphasized that the frequency of testing should be determined by carrying out a risk assessment which Osborne & Collins can conduct for you free of charge.
 

PAT Testing Frequency Requirements - Insurance Companies & ISO Standards

It also has to be stated that many insurance companies and ISO standards specify a requirement to have portable appliance inspection and testing carried out annually.
 

* PAT Testing from 79p, subject to the number of tests

PAT Testing Surrey is the website for the PAT Testing Division of Electrical Contractors Osborne & Collins - we cover Hampshire & other counties throughout the UK

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