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


PAT Testing 101

In a nutshell, Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing process) starts with observation of a portable appliance, followed by a formal visual inspection. The final step is a formal inspection by a person or competent to perform the testing. Step 1: Observation Simple … Continue reading


Who requires PAT Testing?

Who exactly needs to do PAT Testing? And what is involved in the PAT Testing process? PAT Testing needs to be carried out by any organisation that has portable appliances in their place of work. But was exactly is a … Continue reading


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


Introducing the QR Data Viewer App for PAT Testing

Scan and Print QR Codes with Ease!! Introducing Seaward’s innovative QR code data system, now offering enhanced storage capacity within your PAT label barcode. This upgrade includes Asset ID, site details, location, last and upcoming test dates. With Seaward’s Test … 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