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

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