PAT Testing Legislation in Ireland

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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 portable appliances. This is to ensure the safety and welfare of both employees and customers.

This obligaton rests solely with the employer, which means that the employers are held 100% responsible for the safe mainetenance of portable appliances (anything with a plug- kettle, PCs, laptops, toasters, servers etc.)

It is an Irish Law requirement under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, SI 299, 2007 that all Irish Employers must:

  • maintain portable equipment in a way that is safe and fit for use
  • inspect portable equipment periodically if supplied by a voltage exceeding 125 volts (but not exceeding 1000 volts)
  • inspect portable equipment periodically if exposed to conditions causing deterioration liable to result in danger
  • ensure that a competent person carries out and certifies that the appliances are fit for use
  • ensure that FAILED assets are put out of use until it made safe

Read our article What is the law on PAT Testing? for more information.

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

For further information, contact us on 057 8662162 or email us here. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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