Of all house fires start with portable appliances
By having items PAT Tested you are complying with the Electricity at Work Regulations, as well as a whole array of other legislation's.
The Electricity at Work Regulation, 4 (2) states..
As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.
This regulation alone indicates the legal responsibilities on employers and landlords for the need to complete electrical maintenance safety checks, in order to ensure the safety of all portable equipment being used in the work place and in rented accommodation. By having items PAT Tested you are demonstrating you are complying to The Electricity at Work Regulations, (EWR).
The recommended frequency of having items PAT Tested is shown in the table, downloadable below. Different environments will have different recommended frequency checks.