Pat Testing FAQ
1- Is Pat Testing A Legal Requirement?
Yes, testing portable appliance is a legal requirement under the Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2007 S.I. 299
2- Do all our portable appliances need to be Pat Tested?
Most portable appliances will require testing to ensure they are safe. Computers, Kettles, Microwaves, Work Tools, Laptop Chargers are examples of some item for testing.
3- How often should we be having our portable appliances tested?
Periods for testing vary on many factors such as the equipment, use, and location. We recommend testing portable appliances every 1-2 years to be safe and legally compliant.
4- Will pat testing in my workplace disturb our staff’s work?