Are you completing portable appliance testing (PAT testing) for the electrical items in your care home?

NO? - then your service may not be "safe" under question S2 in the key line of enquiry.

CQC have a list of checks that should be completed in their Adult Social Care Key Lines of Enquiry and Prompts: Sources of evidence document. Portable Appliance Testing is one of them.

You should have a risk assessment that outlines how often equipment should be tested - this should be based upon the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (4th edition).

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