We thought we'd bring some good news to organisations like Schools, Universities and even many Small and large businesses.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, it is not mandatory to have your items PAT Tested annually.
May we quote them:
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. However, the Regulations do not specify what needs to be done, by whom or how frequently (ie they don't make inspection or testing of electrical appliances a legal requirement, nor do they make it a legal requirement to undertake this annually)
Please pass on this useful information to anyone whom you feel may benefit from this information.
The source of this information comes from the HSE Site at http://bit.ly/113YsZw
We do advise that if any item as had a fault, then always PAT Test afterwards before use.