A tachograph is a device fitted to certain categories of large vehicles that automatically records the vehicles speed and distance together with the time drivers spend driving and resting. Tachogaphs can be either analogue or digital with the latter being required on a mandatory basis since May 2006. Since the introduction of Digital tachographs smart cards are now in use by drivers, companies, workshops and enforcement officers i.e An Garda Siochana and The Road Safety Authority (RSA) transport officers. These smart cards keep a record of all relevant information to ensure that driver’s hours regulations (1) are adhered to. These smart cards are issued by the RSA.

(1) Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of 15 March 2006 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport

NSAI has approved a number of authorised workshops throughout the country for the installation, calibration, testing and sealing of recording equipment. Please see most recent Statutory Instrument 229 of 2017.

To become an authorised workshop please fill in and submit the relevant application form below to the contact details at the bottom of this page

Analogue tacho part 1 application form
Analogue tacho part 2 application form
Digital tacho part 1 application form
Digital tacho part 2 application form

Part 1 for both the Analogue and Digital Tachograph application form must be completed and signed by an authorised representative of the Tachograph Manufacturer.

NSAI will schedule an initial registration inspection of the workshop. This will be charged at our daily rate of €1300.00 or part thereof, plus expenses.

Each year, the workshop will be billed an annual workshop approval fee which allows them to operate as an authorised workshop and covers the cost of the two mandatory annual inspections. The 2012 annual workshop approval is €580.00.

For further information please contact:

Julie Elliot
Phone: 00 353 1 807 3919
E-mail: julie.elliot@nsai.ie

Amanda O'Shea
Phone: 00 353 1 807 3832
E-mail: amanda.oshea@nsai.ie