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Portable Appliance Testing

This topic summarizes the guidance given in the IEE Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment, for persons carrying out portable appliance inspection and testing. The guidance is limited to equipment commonly encountered at normal business premises such as shops, offices, hotels, schools and general industrial locations. A summary of the guidance for administrators managing portable appliance inspection and testing is given in Topic P97-13.

Where more detailed guidance than that given in this topic is required, reference should be made to the IEE Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

Portable appliance testing is an aid to ensuring that portable electrical equipment is maintained in good order, thereby providing protection against the dangers that may arise from the reasonable use of such equipment.

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