Most routine Health and Safety is about Common Sense and awareness

  • There is no legal requirement to do a PAT Test - It is not compulsory
  • There is no requirement to do it Annually – you have to decide what’s best
  • There is no legal requirement to keep a record – but this is good for evidence of compliance
  • There is no legal requirement to label equipment as tested – but this is a good idea
  • You do not need an electrician to test low risk items – a visual and common sense check is enough

All this is HSE's official guidance

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