Do I have to have my portable electrical appliances tested every year?

24th March 2021

Do I have to have my portable electrical appliances tested every year?

Do I have to have my portable electrical appliances tested every year?

Practices must maintain electrical equipment if it can cause danger. The law does not say how this must be done or how often. You should decide what level of maintenance is needed according to the risk of an item becoming faulty, and how equipment is made.

Some more information can be found here:


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


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Tracy has worked in general practice management for over 13 years with a passion for turning around vulnerable or struggling practices and making a difference to patients. Tracy has been a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Practice Manager Specialist Adviser since 2014 along with being a peer appraiser, national trainer, dementia friend champion and a trustee board member with her local Healthwatch.

Tracy also worked nationally for 18 months as the General Practice Development and Primary Care Network (PCN) Lead supporting practices, PCNs and federations.

Tracy is a chartered fellow with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a fellow with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) holding postgraduate qualifications in strategic leadership.







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