Why Do We Need PAT Testing?

PAT Testing is an essential aspect of any company’s Health & Safety Policy. All employers are required to ensure the safety of staff members or vistors to their place of work, when it comes to electrical equipment within a business premises.


7 Things You Should Know About Earth Bond Tests

Class I appliances are potentially the most dangerous appliances. An earth bond test is only applicable to a class 1 appliance with exposed conductive parts. A PAT tester does an Earth Bond or Earth Integrity Test, which shows whether the … Continue reading


PAT Testing Legislation in Ireland

Learn more about Irish Law and PAT Testing. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulation’s S.I NO.299 of 2007 means that there is a requirement under Irish law that all businesses carry out PAT Testing on all … Continue reading


Portable Appliance Testing Guidelines for Hotels

We’ve broken down the most current Portable Appliance Testing Guidelines for Hotels in Ireland, taking into account all relevant types of portable equipment used in the hotel industry…


Failure to PAT Test – Penalties

New Safety at Work regulations and the recent insistance of insurance companies and standards authorities call for Portable Appliance Testing procedures to be in place within companies. But what are the penalties for not having PAT testing approved equipment? In short, … Continue reading


What Should I do if an Appliance Fails a PAT Test?

PAT testing process and procedures tend to vary based on the electric hazards workers are likely to face at the work environment. Our customers at Powerpoint Engineering regularly pose questions regarding what happens if an item fails a PAT Test and if … Continue reading


How to PAT Test a PC

Learn how to PAT Test (portable appliance test) a PC… First of all – unplug the machine. To PAT test the PC it needs to be disconnected from the mains and plugged into a PAT tester. By doing this, the PAT tester … Continue reading


Which PAT Tester?

With all the new Safety at Work regulations and the recent insistance of insurance companies and standards authorities for PAT Testing procedures to be in place within companies, you have to ask: “Which PAT Tester is the right one?”


PAT Testing Best Practice

Portable appliance testing aims to prevent electrical injury, such as electric shock, burns and fires of electrical origin. But what is considered “best practice” when it comes to PAT Testing?


Top 4 PAT Testing Questions

1. What items need to be PAT tested? As a rule of thumb, any electrical item that is fitted with a plug requires PAT testing. Here are a few examples of portable appliances: computers and their accessories photocopiers & printers … Continue reading