Why should I PAT Test?

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Why should you carry out PAT Testing? In short, because the law requires it.

Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work -General Application-Regulations SI 299,2007 it is a legal necessity to PAT Test. This obligaton rests solely with the employer, which means that all employers are held 100% responsible for the safe maintenance of portable appliances. Basically, a portable appliance is anything that has a plug.

Learn exactly what the law says about PAT Testing.

According to HSE statistic, over 25% of all electrical accidents reported involve portable appliances. Failure to ensure the safety of work equipment could result in prosecution which carries a maximum penalty of up to €3 million orimprisonment for up to 2 years. Learn more about Penalties for Failure to PAT Test.

So, why should you PAT Test?

  • PAT Testing appliances ensures safety at work
  • Avoid hefty fines, or even worse – a stint in jail
  • Avoid injury to employees, or even worse – death

If you are interested in attending a PAT Test Course to learn from an expert on a one-to-one level, take a look at our PAT training courses. PAT Test Courses can be carried out the comfort of your office, or at our premises. Courses can be booked as group booking or individual sessions.

Take a look at our range of PAT Testers from leading manufacturers Megger, Seaward and Fluke.

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