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Course Information

PAT testing

Course length: Full day
  • PAT Testing

Course overview

You’ll learn Portable Appliance Testing. Test different types of electrical appliances to make sure they’re safe for you and your colleagues to use. You’ll also learn to record the results so you comply with current regulations.

Why you need this course

Every workplace uses some form of electrical equipment – and someone must test it before it’s used. You’ll learn how to use the PAT testing equipment so you can perform this vital and legally necessary role.

What you'll learn on this course

  • How to use Portable Appliance Testing equipment
  • Why PAT testing comes under Health & Safety regulations
  • How often you should PAT test electrical equipment
  • Precautions to take when PAT testing
  • About different types of appliances and common faults
  • How to check plugs and fuses
  • Visual / practical inspections
  • How to record inspection / maintenance test results (so you comply with regulations)

What you'll get at the end of it

After we assess you (with written and practical tests) you’ll get a certificate to show you’re competent to carry out PAT tests.