Portable Appliances

This leaflet explains the simple and sensible precautions that need to be taken to prevent danger from appliances, portable or movable electrical equipment in low-risk environments, such as offices, shops, some parts of hotels and residential care homes.

The leaflet covers the following:

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Portable appliance testing

  • What does the law say?
  • Inspection and testing frequency
  • User checks
  • Formal inspection
  • PAT testing

Additional fire safety advice

  • Overloading plugs and sockets
  • Self-heating fire and tumble driers
  • Fire safety advice for E-cigarettes

Download - Portable Appliance Guide