PAT testing is a series of tests carried out on portable appliances to assess their operational safety and the safety of those who are operating the equipment.
It is a legal requirement in Ireland. Any electrical appliance that can be unplugged and moved to a different location needs to be PAT tested.
Is PAT Testing a Legal Requirement in Ireland?
Under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (2007) in Ireland, it is mandatory to have all portable electrical appliances periodically tested to ensure they are safe for use.
Most Irish insurers are insisting that portable electrical devices are tested for risk of electrical shock but also for risk of fire caused by faulty appliances.
Companies that care for their employees and their safety at work are providing for pat Testing to ensure that staff who come into contact with live equipment are not at risk of electrical shock.