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Portable Appliance Testing

£250.00 ex VAT

For those new to the Portable Appliance Testing industry (PAT) this thorough course is by far the best option. Whether you are a landlord wanting to test equipment in your property, or a company wanting to save money by testing your own appliances, or an individual looking to start a PAT company then this course will give you the competency required.

EAL Level 3 Award In the In-Service Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT)

Course code: EAL 600/4340/4 - (City & Guilds equivalent 2377)

This is the advanced Level 3 accredited qualification with full EAL certification.

Whether you are a landlord wanting to test equipment in your property, or a company wanting to save money by testing your own appliances, or an individual looking to start a PAT company then the Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment and Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment will give you the competency required. 

There is no prior experience required for this course. You will get plenty of hands-on experience of using test equipment, alongside learning all of the regulations and theory behind Portable Appliance Testing as well as gaining a solid grounding in basic electrical theory.

Our expert tutors make this a relaxed environment where you can ask questions, gain hands on experience to develop confident testing skills to maintain portable appliances in the UK.

This Practical Portable Appliance Testing qualification is designed to give you an in depth understanding of the Inspection, testing and maintenance requirements of electrical equipment, help you identify the associated hazards and how to reduce the risk of electric shock, electrocution and electrical fires in the workplace. The course covers the following key topics:

  • Legal Requirements
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • How Electrical Dangers Arise
  • Types and Classes of Appliances
  • Inspection
  • Earth bond testing
  • Insulation resistance testing
  • Earth leakage and ‘Run’ tests
  • Load tests
  • How to record results correctly

Further course content covers:

What is electricity?

The SI units of measurement used when working with electricity.

Simple ohms law.

Simple power calculations

The nature and effects of electric shock.

Over current protection (fuses and circuit breakers)

Earthing as a means of protection.

Use and operation of RCD’s

How conductor resistance effects disconnection times.

Terminology used in relation to PAT testing.

Electrical Safety

Regulations role and responsibilities

Insulation and earthing

Classification of appliances

Preliminary Inspection, test precautions

Using a Portable Appliance Tester

Essential tests

Optional tests

Labelling tests

Reporting and recording results

Implementing a test programme

Practical Assessment

Law and scope of relevant legislation

Types, use and testing of electrical equipment.

Categories, frequency and practicalities of PAT testing

Procedures, documentation and user responsibility

Identify training required for PAT testing

Appropriate test instruments and how they are used.

All successful candidates will receive the EAL Level 3 Award In the In-Service Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT) qualification including certificate.

Preferred Course Date

Categories: , COURSE DURATION: 1 Day

There is no prior experience required for this course. You will get plenty of hands-on experience of using test equipment, alongside learning all of the regulations and theory behind Portable Appliance Testing as well as gaining a solid grounding in basic electrical theory.

Our expert tutors make this a relaxed environment where you can ask questions, gain hands on experience to develop confident testing skills to maintain portable appliances in the UK.

Course Schedule Hemel Hempstead

2024
28th
Aug
20th
Sep
18th
Oct

Course Schedule London

2024
26th
Jul
23rd
Aug
6th
Sep

This one day course consists of a practical assessment and a multiple choice open book test.

You will require the current edition of The IET Code of Practice for In Service Inspection of Electrical Equipment ( Green book available separately)

The book can be used in your exam if necessary.