PAT Risk Assessment
This is a simple calculation to give an estimate of the level of risk of items of electrical equipment.
Start with a BASE RISK of 0 POINTS then add:
2 points if the item is used in a wet or corrosive environment
uses water or a corrosive substance in its operation. (e.g. Kettle)
2 points if it has a flexible supply cord that is subject to flexing
that is subject to harsh treatment.
1 point if it has a heating element
240V electric motor.
If the sum is 2 points or more it is
GROUP A, High Risk
If the sum is 1 point it is
GROUP B, Medium Risk
If the sum is 0 points it is
GROUP C, Low Risk