Portable Appliance Testing Course

Portable Appliance Testing Course

Portable Appliance Testing Course (PAT 001)

Portable Appliance Testing is an electrical safety test that is carried out on all electrical appliances with a plug. Hardwired electrical items do not require PAT testing as they are not portable and do not have a plug. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 places a legal responsibility on employers, organisations, schools, landlords, charities and the self-employed to take reasonable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of portable electrical equipment. This means all portable appliances at your place of work have to be regularly tested to ensure they are safe to use.

This PAT testing course seeks to provide staff who may be required to conduct portable appliance testing in house within the company with the knowledge and skills to safely conduct inspections. Our course follows the IET Code of Practice (currently 4th edition). Training can be conducted at client premises or at our training venue in central Norfolk which is 30 minutes from Norwich and Kings Lynn.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Module 1: Introduction to PAT testing
  • Module 2: Legal requirements regarding PAT testing
  • Module 3: How electrical dangers arise
  • Module 4: Types and classes of appliances
  • Module 5: Frequency of inspection and testing
  • Module 6: Conducting a visual inspection
  • Module 7: Conducting an electric test
  • Module 8: Inspection records and labelling
  • Module 9: Calibration and support for PAT testing
Portable Appliance Testing Course
  • Delivery Method: Theory based with practical training and assessment (6 hours)
  • Prerequisite: None, although knowledge of electrical inspections helpful
  • Awarding Body: APF Safety Services Ltd
  • Assessment: Multiple choice test paper and practical skills assessment
  • Certification:┬áCertificate of Competence will be issued upon successful completion
Portable Appliance Testing Course

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Portable Appliance Testing Course