The Government has no plans to introduce mandatory testing for portable appliances in residential properties.
The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 require suppliers of electrical equipment to supply only safe products.
In addition, the legislation requires manufacturers of electrical products to monitor their products on the market. Should they identify unsafe equipment, they must take immediate corrective action to make the equipment safe, withdraw it or recall it. Enforcement authorities also have powers to require a manufacturer to take corrective action, including by requiring withdrawal or recall of unsafe products.