What is a Tachograph

A tachograph is a device fitted to certain categories of vehicles that automatically records the vehicles speed and distance together with the time drivers spend driving and resting. Tachographs can be either analogue or digital with the latter being required on a mandatory basis for applicable vehicles first registered on or after 1st May 2006.

Tachographs ensure that drivers comply with the relevant National (1) and European (2) regulations.

  1. Statutory Instrument 229 of 2017
  2. Regulation (EC) No 561/2006

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What are Tachograph Workshops?

NSAI are responsible for the approval of workshops and fitters for carrying out installations, calibrations, testing and sealing of recording equipment.

Please Click Here for a list of Approved Tachograph Workshops.

To apply as an approved workshop please fill in and submit the application forms below to the contact details at the bottom of this page:

For further information please contact:

Julie Elliot
T: 00 353 1 807 3919 
E: julie.elliot@nsai.ie 


Amanda O'Shea
T: 00 353 1 807 3832
E: amanda.oshea@nsai.ie