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    When should electrical equipment be tested?


    Hi, how often should I have my electrical equipment tested?

    Asked by Sarath on 18th May 2022
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    "Every time before useing safety checks should be caried out on all electrical equipment"

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
    Celogic Solutions Limited

    "Ideally every 5 years, or if it is a rental property then usually on change of tenancy."

    Answered on 19th May 2022 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Rs electrical & Property services

    "5 YEARS would be best
    its your home best to be safe
    Yhanks Ross"

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report

    "Hi all electrical equipment in offices and workplaces should be PAT tested at least every year. Some items need more frequent testing as in 3 months or 6 months. In your home this is different. If you're renting. And your landlord is supplying white goods that need testing every year. If it’s your own appliances this is down to your discretion as there are actually no rules on this for personal equipment in your own home."

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    JSF Electrical Services Ltd

    "PAT test is a yearly test and a competent person can do the tests it doesn’t have to be an electrician but hiring an electrician to do it may give you peace of mind."

    Answered on 18th May 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Electrical safety testing contractors

    "Hi, depends the location and risk, if you look at the guidelines of The IEE regulations, this will help many thanks"

    Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
    D tech FM

    "There's isn't any guidelines that require any particular interval but I usually put a 12month ticket on all my items I test unless it's heavily used than 6 months."

    Answered on 8th Jun 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

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