Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

What is PAT Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing commonly known as PAT Testing is a legal requirement in Ireland to ensure all businesses have adequate checks on electrical appliances to ensure their safety.

This includes computers, power tools, fans, kettles and more.

Why PAT test your equipment?

Not only has it been a legal requirement since 2007, but many insurance companies are now requiring PAT testing certification before issuing businesses with either building insurance or public liability insurance, so make sure you are covered today!

An up-to-date PAT testing certificate is also needed for:

  • Hotels.
  • Farmer’s markets.
  • Pop-up food courts.
  • Shopping Centre’s temporary displays.
  • Music Festivals.
  • Landlords.
  • Building sites.

In the event of an accident relating to one of your electrical equipment, not having a valid certificate can result in heavy fines, the loss of your insurance cover and legal prosecution in the unfortunate event of an accidental death.

Ongoing maintenance and checks on your electrical equipment mean you are keeping with the advised safety standards. Not only safety for the business but also safety for its employees.

A PAT test will make sure that the equipment is secure to use for some time. The interval between PAT tests depends on the appliance and the working environment in which it is used.

Benefits of PAT testing your electrical equipment

By making sure that your electrical equipment is completely safe for purpose by PAT testing you’ll have the following benefits:

  • Legal Compliance.
  • Cheaper business insurance premiums.
  • Safer and longer lasting electrical equipment.
  • Peace of mind knowing that both your employees and customers are operating and visiting a secure environment.

At McArdle & Traynor, we are specialists in PAT testing and provide this service throughout the Dublin and Meath area.

For more information on our PAT Testing services, call us now. We can help meet your companies’ legal requirements.

What We Do

Specialized equipment is used to test all electrical appliances at recommended intervals. Both visual and electrical testing is carried out by a fully certified professional.

On completion, a comprehensive report is compiled on each appliance along with specific details. We also include further recommendations for the business.

Contact us today to inquire about our PAT Testing services or fill in the following form to book a PAT Test.

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