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The PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) course equips participants with knowledge and skills to conduct effective testing and inspection of portable appliances. Topics covered include introduction to portable appliances, risk assessment, risk reduction, and combined inspection and testing procedures. Participants learn about potential risks, implement safety measures, and assess appliance conditions for safe operation. The course prepares participants to effectively conduct PAT and promote safe use of portable appliances.

Course Price:
PRIVATE
Course Duration:
7 hours, 5 minutes
Total Lectures:
11
Total Students:
101
Average Rating:
3

Overview

This course provides a comprehensive overview of Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) and covers all the relevant topics that you need to know to become a proficient PAT Tester. The course begins with an Introduction to PAT Testing, which covers the basic principles of PAT and its importance in maintaining electrical safety in the workplace. You will also learn about the relevant statutory provisions for PAT testing, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Electricity at Work Regulations.

In order to carry out PAT testing safely and effectively, it is essential to conduct a risk assessment. Therefore, you will learn how to carry out a PAT Testing Risk Assessment and how to reduce and control risks associated with electrical appliances. The course also covers the classification of electrical units and appliances, including their associated risks and hazards. You will learn how to conduct an initial visual examination of appliances and use instruments for PAT testing and equipment inspection.

One of the most important aspects of PAT Testing is electrical installation testing. This course provides detailed guidance on carrying out electrical installation testing as part of the PAT Testing process. Finally, you will learn about the safety precautions that should be taken during electrical testing, such as the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and following correct procedures for electrical testing. You will also learn how to report and record your PAT Testing results accurately.

What Will You Learn?

  • The basic principles of Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
  • Relevant statutory provisions for PAT testing, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Electricity at Work Regulations
  • How to carry out a PAT Testing Risk Assessment and reduce and control risks associated with electrical appliances
  • The classification of electrical units and appliances, including their associated risks and hazards
  • How to conduct an initial visual examination of appliances
  • How to use instruments for PAT testing and equipment inspection
  • How to carry out electrical installation testing as part of the PAT Testing process
  • The safety precautions that should be taken during electrical testing, including the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • How to report and record your PAT Testing results accurately

Who Should Take The Course

  • Health and Safety Officers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Building Managers
  • Fire Safety Officers
  • Quality Managers
  • Electrical Safety Officers

Requirements

There are no specific requirements for taking this PAT Testing course. However, it is recommended that you have a basic understanding of electrical principles and terminology, as well as some knowledge of workplace health and safety.

Course Curriculum

    • Introduction to PAT Testing 00:45:00
    • Relevant Statutory Provisions for PAT Testing 00:40:00
    • PAT Testing Risk Assessment 00:50:00
    • PAT Testing Reducing and Controlling Risks 00:40:00
    • Electrical Units and Appliance Classification 00:50:00
    • Initial Visual Examination 00:40:00
    • Instruments for PAT Testing and Equipment Inspection 00:45:00
    • PAT Testing Electrical Installation Testing 00:40:00
    • PAT Testing Reporting and Record-keeping 00:35:00
    • PAT Testing Reporting and Record-keeping 00:35:00
    • Order Certificate 00:05:00

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  1. avatar Nail Technician
    Charlotte MurphyJune 22, 2023 at 4:13 pm
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    Lots of information to digest and learn. I now feel equipped to PAT test items safely and securely.

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