Here’s some info about the new publication and webinar for 4th Edition revised code of practice covering the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment. It includes some new recommendations for PAT Testing. You can watch a webinar which gives an overview of the 4th Edition- Link below.
Extensive updates: The Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4th Edition publishes in November.
Taking into account the HSE view promoting a proportionate, risk-based approach when assessing the safety of electrical equipment and appliances, the 4th Edition follows the findings of Professor Löfstedt’s research into the widely misunderstood requirements of PAT (Portable Appliance Testing).
The HSE’s Peter Brown has stated:
“We welcome this revised Code of Practice. It complements HSE’s guidance on maintaining portable electrical equipment and provides sensible, proportionate advice so that those who create the risks know how to manage them effectively.
By emphasising a balanced risk-based approach to determine how frequently equipment should be maintained, it should help reduce the likelihood of businesses wasting money on unnecessary portable appliance testing.”
Peter Brown Head of HSE’s Work Environment Division
4th Edition Revision Webinar
You can watch the IET 4th Edition updates webinar here.
More info- The Reaction Group an overview of 4th Edition.