What is the law on PAT Testing?

The requirement for PAT Testing is relatively new here in  Ireland. Apart from the regulation many insurance companies and standards authorities are insisting on companies developing  PAT Testing within their organisation. The risks to employees, employers and businesses are very … Continue reading


What is a PAT Tester?

What is a PAT Tester? PAT tester is short for Portable Appliance Tester. A PAT Tester is an electrical safety testing device that tests any appliance in which a plug top is fitted. The idea behind the PAT test is to … Continue reading


PAT Testing & Equipment Classification

When PAT Testing portable appliances, it is essential for the person undertaking the inspections & testing to determine the correct equipment classification.This is paramount, because a specific test sequence exist for each class of equipment.


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


PAT Testing in Ireland

The regulations surrounding the in-service inspection & testing of Portable Equipment can be found in the Safety , Health & Welfare at Work ( General Application) regulations 2007. Section 81: Portable Equipment states “An employer shall ensure, where appropriate, that … Continue reading


Portable Appliance Testing for Offices

Portable Appliance Testing for Offices – here’s what you need to know… Most office staff use electrical equipment, but if electrical equipment is unsafe it could cause personal injury, workplace fires or even kill. Portable appliance testing in offices aims to prevent … Continue reading


Which PAT Tester Would Suit My Requirements?

Selecting the right PAT testing equipment is no longer that simple, given the different choices and budgets one needs to strictly adhere to. While manual test equipment are still very much in use, technological advancements have now made it possible … Continue reading


How to PAT Test a Kettle

So, you’re wondering how to PAT Test (portable appliance testing) a kettle? We’ve written down the basic steps required to a successfully PAT test a small portable appliance like a kettle. Before performing any type of inspection and testing, it’s important … Continue reading


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


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?”