Extension Cords & Portable Electrical Appliances and Equipment are required to be inspected frequently to ensure it is safe for use in the workplace.
Around the world there is different terminology used to describe these inspections such as:
- Plug and Cord Inspections (The USA)
- PAT Testing (The UK)
- Portable Appliance Testing and Tagging (Australia and New Zealand)
- NEN3140 Inspections (The Netherlands)
- DIN VDE 0701-0702 Inspections (Germany)