What are the PAT Testing regulations in Ireland?

Businesses in Ireland are required to carry out PAT Testing or portable appliance testing regularly, according to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, SI 299, 2007 . PAT Testing ensures that all appliances on your premises are safe to use and do not pose a risk to employees or anyone else who comes into contact with them. Portable Appliance Testing is a physical examination of all portable electrical appliances, including plugs and cables, in your workplace or premises. PAT Testing must be carried out on an annual basis by qualified persons according to Irish Law.


What is classed as a portable appliance?

Any electrical appliance which can be unplugged and moved to a different location. 


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Such tests MUST be carried out by qualified electricians. Apollo Group is a Safe Electric Registered Electrical Contractor. Our team of RECI approved electricians are certified to provide a range of electrical testing including; portable appliance testing, domestic electrical testing, and commercial electrical testing. 


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What is portable appliance testing?

PAT testing is a number of tests and physical examinations performed on portable electrical appliances. Results & data from the tests are entered and stored on a computer. The customer will receive a detailed report of the tests post-examination. 


As part of a PAT testing callout, Apollo Group Ireland electricians will perform an electrical safety check on all installations throughout your workplace or building. Our team will carry out a full visual inspection. Followed by a full investigation using ETCI (Electro-Technical Council of Ireland) approved electrical installation test equipment. Following the tests we will provide a detailed inspection report highlighting any issues found and actions to rectify these issues. PAT test results must be kept available for 5 years, in compliance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, SI 299, 2007. At Apollo Group your safety is our priority, therefore we ensure regular testing is scheduled and carried out across your workplace or premises. 


What are the PAT testing regulations in Ireland? Apollo Group electrician performing an electrical safety check on electrical installations in the workplace.


How often should PAT testing be carried out?

Irish Laws state that all portable appliances should be examined on an annual basis


What happens if an item fails a PAT test?

Mark and take out of use any item that fails a PAT test. Repair and retest all marked items before resuming use.


Are you a business based in Ireland and require a PAT test on your premises? Get in touch today and we will get a team out to your workplace as soon as possible. Call us on (01) 824 5775 or e-mail us at info@apollogroup.ie