Frequency of testing can be difficult to establish, as there are many variables to consider. Inspections should be carried out at regular intervals. However, the period between inspections can vary, depending upon equipment type, conditions of use and environment.
A risk assessment should be carried out by the 'Duty Holder' to identify and potential problems and determine a suitable frequency of testing.
IGNORING ELECTRICAL SAFETY LEGISLATION MAY INVALIDATE INSURANCE. The policy holder is required to meet all legislative requirements. In the event of a claim, insurers would consider all relevant facts, including any statutory obligation of the business.