Portable Appliance Testing Specialist
Darlington - County Durham - The North East
PATtest4U™ are specialists in the field of Portable Appliance Testing and always use The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) suggested initial frequency of inspection and testing of equipment, as published in their Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
The information on the suggested initial frequencies given in the tables contained within this website are more detailed and specific that the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidance, but is not considered to be inconsistent with it.
We have divided the suggested portable appliance testing frequency tables into separate sections as per the categories used by the IEE's Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
Please be advised of the various notes associated with the tables.
There are 5 categories that an appliance can be categorised as, a brief summary of these as per the IEE's Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment follows:
This equipment has a mass exceeding 18 kg and is not provided with a carrying handle, e.g. refrigerator and washing machine.
Information technology equipment includes electrical business equipment such as computers, mains powered telecommunication equipment, printers, scanners, photo-copiers, plotters, paper shredders, data terminals and typewriters.
Moveable equipment, also referred to as transportable is either:
An appliance of less than 18 kg in mass that is intended to be moved while in operation or an appliance which can easily be moved from one place to another, e.g. toaster, food mixer, vacuum cleaner.
This is portable equipment intended to be held in the hand during normal use e.g. hair dryer, drill and soldering iron.
01 Feb 2011