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Does PAT testing still exist?

You may have heard that PAT testing doesn’t exist anymore – but is that actually true?

In September 2020 a new code of practice was released for the inspection and testing of electrical appliances. These are the regulations that covered Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) as it is widely known.

The new regulations have removed all references to ‘PAT’, as it is intended to cover all equipment, and using the term ‘Portable’ could mean that some items of equipment could be missed.

In this video, Dan explains more about the main changes in the new code of practice and what they mean



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