How Often Should I PAT Test?
This is a common question and a good one to ask before you embark on a PAT testing program.
The frequency of PAT testing has always been determined based on risk. Appliances used in harsher environments and equipment subjected to more robust use should be tested more frequently. A lot of this is common sense but you need a degree of competence to decide how often to conduct PAT testing. If you have the required experience and confidence to do this in house then it is perfectly acceptable to do so.
However in most cases people need some expert help in forming the basis of a managed PAT testing regime. We can provide all the relevant paperwork and advice to form a detailed risk assessment and plan to manage your PAT testing frequencies.
Typical offices can extend the period between PAT testing and still maintain a safe work environment for staff and visitors. We can help you achieve this and meet all your obligations.
You can find the IET code of practice book as issued by the IET here. Anyone considering ordering PAT testing should consider buying a copy.