Personnel who are required to carry out electrical tests safely and accurately in order to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
The PAT testing course is to provide delegates with the knowledge of how to test portable tools and appliances in order to comply with the latest legislation.
The pat testing training course consists of both theory and practical instructions which include:
- Knowledge and evaluation
- Generation of power
- Plugs and cables
- Operator protection
- Equipment classification
- Non-Standard PAT testing
- PAT testing
Upon successful completion of the PAT testing training course, you will be entitled to an approved supplier certificate.
You are not required to take any equipment on the PAT testing course.
No previous experience or qualifications are needed in order to take the PAT testing course.
What is PAT testing?
PAT testing stands for Portable Appliance Testing and is a term used to describe the examination of electrical equipment and appliances to ensure they are fit for purpose and safe to use.
Does my portable electric equipment have to be tested every year?
No, it is not a legal requirement to test your equipment every year but, the Electricity at Work Regulations require that any equipment which may cause injury must be maintained in a safe condition.
Does an electrician have to do the PAT testing?
No, an electrician does not have to carry out the PAT test but the person responsible must have knowledge and appropriate training in order to test the equipment properly, understand the results and know the right equipment to use to do the tests required.
Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?
Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.