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PATesting training Syllabus

Here at PATesting Ireland Ltd we can train you or your employees to perform PAT tests.


Having the correct PAT testing equipment is not necessarily enough to make you capable of PAT testing. The laws of PAT testing are very clear, you must be deemed a competent person to undertake this process and work to the code of practice combined with the Irish regulations. Our training courses are open to anybody who wants to add PAT testing to their range of services or needs testing to be added to their duties at work. You do not need any electrical qualifications to become a certified PAT tester. The elements of the course have been carefully selected to ensure that regulation compliance is undertaken (by a competent person and using the code of practice / Irish regulations).

The Course is a full day at the end of which you should have a full understanding of the PATesting process, equipment, and compliancy regulations. You will also receive a certificate of attendance to confirm you are competent to carry out PATesting.

Part I - legislation:

  • Irish regulations - Statutory Instruments (S.I) 188, 328, 299
  • UK safety regulations - Code of Practice, Health and Safety at Work Regulations, Electricity at Work Regulations, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (Health & Safety uses Code of Practice as a reference guide)

Part II - comprehensive practice session:

  • Distinguishing Class I from Class II appliances
  • Visual inspection of an appliance
  • Earth bond test - to ensure the connection of the earth pin to the appliance is satisfactory
  • Insulation resistance test - to verify that adequate insulation exists between the mains supply pins and earth
  • Leakage & Functional test
  • Labelling of equipment with date / asset ID / barcode / testing personnel name / company logo
  • Using latest state of the art test equipment, which covers voltages from 110V to 220V and 3 Phase
  • All segments of testing are fully recorded and are printable or can be electronically sent

Part III - producing results:

  • Downloading & uploading test results using dedicated PC software
  • Creating full and comprehensive reports with item by item detail (In compliance with Health and Safety / Fire Officer / Insurance Inspections)
  • All results are generated from the actual tests completed and are printable in two levels - concise & detail

The course takes place in Maldron Hotel (formerly Bewleys Hotel) at Newlands Cross, Dublin 22