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Does new electrical equipment need to be PAT tested?

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Answered by Keynston Services

6th March 2020

Keynston Services answered the question "Does new electrical equipment need to be PAT tested?"

New equipment, new out of the box, will have its manufacturer's warranty and cover. It may be necessary to register the item to ensure that it is covered for repairs or a claim within the minimum or extended period. If equipment is used in a 'public environment or in rented property or in circumstances wheee it eeceives heavy use (a shop, office or consteuction site) then it should be added to your PAT register and tested according to the test intervals recommended in the IET Guide.

Answered by Hodgson Electrical

27th September 2019

Hodgson Electrical answered the question "Does new electrical equipment need to be PAT tested?"

A new item will have been tested by the manufacturer and should not need a test for the first year, However some insurance companies or heath and safety officers may request that all items are tested regardless of age. If in Doubt get the item tested and get a sticker on the item

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