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TESTING AND INSPECTION INTERVALS FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
(CAUTION: This page must be read in conjunction with the Standard as a whole , and particularly Clause 2.1)




Type of environment
and/or equipment (a)
Interval between inspections and tests
Class of equipment Residual Current Devices (RCD's) Cord extension sets and EPOD's (h)
Class I (Protectively earthed) (b) Class II (double insulated) (c) Push button test by user Operating time RCD tester
Portable (d) Fixed (e) Portable (f) Fixed (g)
1 Factories, workshops, places of work or repair manufacturing, assembly maintenance or fabricatioin 6 months 12 months Daily or before every use whichever is longer 6 months 6 months
2 Laboratories, health-care and educational establishments,tea rooms and office kitchens 12 months 12 months 3 months or before every use whichever is longer 6 months 2 years 2 years 12 months
3 Office environment: Where the equipment or supply cord is subject to flexing in normal use OR is open to abuse OR is in a hostile environment 12 months 12 months 3 months 6 months 2 years 2 years 12 months
4 Office environments: Where the equipment or supply cord is not subject to flexing in normal use and is NOT open to abuse AND is NOT in a hostile envoronment 5 years 5 years 3 months 6 months 2 years 2 years 5 years
5 Hire equipment Inspect before each hire. Test monthly Inspect before each hire. Test monthly Prior to each hire. Test monthly N/A Prior to each hire. Test monthly N/A Inspect before each hire. Test Monthly
6 Repaired/serviced/second hand equipment After Repair or service which could affect electrical safety, or on re-introduction to service
7 Equipment used for commercial cleaning 6 months 12 months 3 months N/A 2 years N/A 12 months
8 Residential type areas: Residntial institutions, hotels boarding houses, hospitals accomodation houses, motels hostels and the like 2 years 2 years 6 months 6 months 2 years 2 years 2 years