Guidelines

PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING (PAT)

GUIDELINES ON TESTING

SUGGESTED INITIAL FREQUENCY OF INSPECTION AND TESTING OF EQUIPMENT

Please note that these are only guidelines and are taken from the British Standard. Irish Law states that all Appliances must be tested on an annually basis and the guidelines below are only for reference. It is at the clients discretion to decide on the frequency of testing outside the annual tests.

Type of Premises Type of EquipmentNote (1) User ChecksNote (2) Class 1 Cass 2
FormalVisualInspection

Note (3)

CombinedInspectionAnd Testing

Note (5)

FormalVisualInspection

Note (3)

CombinedInspectionAnd Testing

Note (5)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Construction Sites110 V Equipment SITM#

P#

H#

NoneNoneWeekly

Weekly

Weekly

1 Month1 Month1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

3 Months3 Months3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

1 Month1 Month1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

3 Months3 Months3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

2 IndustrialIncludingCommercial

Kitchens

 

SITM

P

H

WeeklyWeeklyBefore Use

Before Use

Before Use

NoneNone1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

12 Months12 Months12 Months

6 Months

6 Months

NoneNone3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

12 Months12 Months12 Months

6 Months

6 Months

3 EquipmentUsed By The Public SITM

P

H

Note (6)+Note (6)+Note (6)+

Note (6)+

Note (6)+

MonthlyMonthlyWeekly

Weekly

Weekly

12 Months12 Months6 Months

6 Months

6 Months

3 Months3 Months1 Month

1 Month

1 Month

12 Months12 Months12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

4 Schools SITM

P

H

Weekly+Weekly+Weekly+

Weekly+

Before Use+

NoneNone4 Months

4 Months

4 Months

12 Months12 Months12 Months

12 Months

12 Months

12 Months12 Months4 Months

4 Months

4 Months

48 Months48 Months48 Months

48 Months

48 Months

5 Hotels SITM

P

H

NoneNoneWeekly

Weekly

Before Use

24 Months24 Months12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

48 Months48 Months24 Months

24 Months

12 Months

24 Months24 Months24 Months

24 Months

6 Months

NoneNoneNone

None

None

6 Offices And Shops SITM

P

H

NoneNoneWeekly

Weekly

Before Use

24 Months24 Months12 Months

12 Months

6 Months

48 Months48 Months24 Months

24 Months

12 Months

24 Months24 Months24 Months

24 Months

6 Months

NoneNoneNone

None

None