PERIODIC TESTING INTERVALS
BS 7671:2008 Recommended Periodic Test Intervals:
Domestic 10 years (or upon change of occupancy) Commercial 5 years (or upon change of occupancy) Residential Accommodation 5 years Industrial 3 years Educational Establishments 5 years Hospitals, Offices, Shops 5 years Churches, Village Halls 5 years Public Houses 5 years Swimming Pools 1 year Fire Alarms Systems 1 year Emergency Lighting 3 years Construction sites 3 months Launderettes 1 year Caravan Sites 1 year Caravans 3 years
Whilst there are no specific guidlines for PAT Testing, the following Health & Safety legislations put a duty of care upon the employer to ensure the safety of their employees:
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
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