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As a PAT Testing company, we are frequently asked what the legal implications regarding testing are. There is an abundance of free information on the Health and Safety Executive website.  

You can use the links below to access this information directly. We are more than happy to give further advice for your specific needs when it comes to in service testing of electrical equipment. 


Portable appliance testing FAQs 

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Maintaining portable electric equipment in low-risk environments

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Testing is covered by the IET Code of Practice 5th Edition and the following British Standards: 


BS-EN 50699:2020 Recurrent Tests of Electrical Equipment 


BS-EN 50678:2020 General procedures for verifying the effectiveness of the protective measures of electrical equipment after repair. 

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