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    PAT Testing - how frequent?

    Legally how frequently do i need to arrange PAT testing? i read up to 5 years, how frequently do people generally test?

    I'm in Scotland which may not be the same as England

    #2
    For England, at least, there is no specific legislation that requires PATs.

    Section 57 in http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/hsg107.pdf contains some guidelines. Note that some common equipment never needs to see a PAT tester ((non-human), although needs to be properly visually checked maybe as often as yearly.
    Last edited by leaseholder64; 25-05-2019, 09:44 AM. Reason: Quailify for England.

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      #3
      Originally posted by leaseholder64 View Post
      For England, at least, there is no specific legislation that requires PATs.
      But there is a duty of care by the Landlord to his/her tenant.

      Failure to inspect and test the electrical installation and included equipment, eg washing machine/fridge freezer, etc, could lead to prosecution if there is an incident.

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        #4
        unless it's an HMO then every five years (in England)

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