Portable Appliance Testing

The University Policy for the safety inspection and testing of Portable Electrical Appliances ensures compliance with the Electricity at work Regulations 1989. Regulation 4(2) requires all items of electrical equipment to be maintained so as to prevent danger.

Risks arising from the use of portable electrical appliances must be controlled. An inventory of all portable electrical appliances is maintained by Facilities and a formal test/inspection is carried out at an appropriate frequency depending upon the category of appliance.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Head of Department

The User


University Policy for the Safety Inspection and Testing of Portable Appliances

PAT Testing - List of Appliances and Frequency of Testing

Formal PAT Testing Procedure

PAT User Checklist

Lancaster University
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