What will I learn?

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) is the inspection and or testing that is required of all portable electrical appliances to assess their operational safety and the safety of personnel operating the equipment. Any electrical equipment that has a power lead with a plug that is intended to be connected to the mains electricity supply requires to be tested on a regular basis to ensure that they are in a safe working condition.

This course is suitable for anyone working with PAT Testers and carrying out tests within their own workplace.

This course gives guidance on the maintenance of electrical equipment used in places of work in compliance with legislation and statutory requirements. It involves both theory and practical exercises, allowing delegates to use their own Testers to gain the skills and knowledge of testing equipment in a safe manner.

The one day programme will cover:

  • Knowledge, experience and practical skills to do the PAT testing
  • Identifying and predicting electrical problems
  • Be able to assess what PAT testing results mean
  • Knowledge to deal with any problems that PAT testing identifies
  • How to deal with any PAT testing failures
  • Being conversant with the Code of Practice for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment

    Please bring your own Tester Unit and Instructions for use with you to the course

    Where will it lead me?

    On completion of this course, delegates will have an understanding of the legal requirements, explain the differences between Class 1, 2 and 3 equipment, be able to carry out tests in a safe manner and be a competent person as a PAT Tester.

    Entry Requirements

    Please bring your own Tester Unit and Instructions for use with you to the course

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    Andover College, SP10 1EJ


    09:00 - 16:30