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


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


Pat Testing Training

PAT TESTING TRAINING WITH BMD & CO. LTD. BMD&CO LTD pictured receiving full handover training on their 4 new Seaward Apollo 500+ Pat Testers from Conor Phelan of Powerpoint Engineering Ltd who is one of our Pat Testing and training … Continue reading


What is PAT Testing?

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulation’s S.I NO.299 of 2007 it is now a requirement under Irish law that all businesses’ must carry out PAT Testing on all portable appliances to ensure the welfare and safety of … Continue reading


Seaward Apollo Series Comparison

In this article, we’ll discuss the expertise and technical prowess that Seaward has in the field of electrical test devices – with the focus primarily on its Portable Appliance Testers (PAT Testers): Apollo 400, Apollo 500 and Apollo 600. These … Continue reading