I was told this morning that "any device that has an earth connection needs a full PAT test", which I believe is wrong.
As far as I was aware, PAT tests are not a legal requirement, only ensuring that equipment is safe.
I also thought that there were basically 4 parts to PAT testing:
Further, there are a pile of different classes of equipment, each one being treated slightly differently.
For example, a PC base unit would be a visual + earth bond at 100mA and an insulation test, and the power lead would be tested on its own also (as a visual check, earth bond at 25A and insulation and polarity)?
Am I also right in thinking that the Code of Practice which covers PAT testing gets updated semi-regularly? When was the last update?
The reason I ask is simply one of worrying about equipment being wrecked. As in we have borrowed some moving head lamps and the site manager wanted to do a full array of tests on them, rather than determining what class of device they are and using the correct tests for them...