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How often must a PAT test be undertaken?

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Answered by Energize Maintenance Ltd

26th May 2019

Energize Maintenance Ltd answered the question "How often must a PAT test be undertaken?"

The duration of validation of an appliance test is determined by a risk assessment. Where is the appliance located. Is it moved a lot. Is it a damp environment. How often is the appliance used. These and other factors will dictate how often testing is required. Regular testing can help to find faults on appliances before they become an issue. Just the other day I was testing an oven and determined that the element was ready to fail. On reporting this the user had noted things were taking a bit longer to cook and it saved them down time while the appliance would have eventually broke down.

Answered by Electric Company

10th February 2019

Electric Company answered the question "How often must a PAT test be undertaken?"

PAT Testing has different time frames for different environments, most people or company policy’s are that the requirements are every 12 months unless it’s required that the testing carried out before the 12 months period. Some items need to be tested before use contact your local electrician or PAT testers for a quote

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