Cambs PAT Recommendations
The Health & Safety Executive offers no absolute rules on the frequency of the testing and inspection of portable appliances. The Memorandum of Guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations suggests that ‘regular inspection of equipment is an essential part of any preventative maintenance program’, but no attempt is made to specify the intervals of time implied by the word ‘regular’.
The lack of clear guidance is due to different situations requiring different measures in order to meet the requirement that the danger is prevented. The factors which affect the frequency of testing must be assessed in all cases. Cambs-PAT (UK) Ltd are able to help determine the frequency of test intervals by assessing: