How often frequently should you have PAT testing?

Whether you are a business owner, property owner, landlord, or work in a public setting, PAT testing can greatly improve safety standards on your premises and reduce the risk of accidents. It gives you the knowledge that electrical equipment is safe to use, and informs you about any potential issues so that you can repair or replace equipment as needed. As specialists in PAT testing in Manchester, we can provide the testing you require. However, many clients are unsure about how often the testing should actually be carried out.

While the Health and Safety Executive offers no hard and fast rules on the frequency of PAT testing, it’s suggested that the regular inspection of equipment is important and a vital part of a preventative maintenance program by The Memorandum of Guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulation. No specific timeframe exists, but testing should be sufficiently frequent to prevent dangerous circumstances.

There are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration when judging the frequency of your PAT testing in Manchester. You will most likely need to assess the following factors: the type of equipment, the construction of the equipment, how frequently it is used, and the environment it is in. For example, hand held appliances have a higher chance of becoming damaged, so these will need to be tested more frequently than a fixed appliance.

If you are unsure about how often you need to have PAT testing in Manchester, we can help you to determine the length of time suitable for your individual circumstances. Call us to discuss your requirements and we will advise you.