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


What is PAT Testing?

What is PAT Testing? Portable appliance testing (commonly known as PAT or PAT Inspection or PAT Testing) is a process by which electrical appliances are routinely checked for safety. Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing process) begins by simply observating a portable appliance, … Continue reading


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


10 Reasons To Get PAT Testing Training

When you complete a PAT training course, you will have mastered both manual and theoretical aspects of PAT testing. Here are 10 reasons why it’s a good idea for you to enrol in a PAT Testing training course…


What qualification is required to be a PAT Tester?

The law states that anyone who wants to be a Portable Appliance Tester (PAT Tester) should be deemed to be competent at PAT Testing. To become a PAT tester you start by attentding a PAT Training course and gaining certification.


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.


Who Can Carry Out PAT Testing?

OK, so we know that PAT Testing is an essential part of any company’s Health & Safety Policy. But who is allowed to do it? Who is qualified to carry out PAT Testing? The IEE Code of Practice states that … Continue reading


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