Health and Safety

How to Carry out Portable Appliance Testing

How to carry out portable appliance testing
How to carry out portable appliance testing
How to carry out portable appliance testing
How to carry out portable appliance testing
How to carry out portable appliance testing
How to carry out portable appliance testing How to carry out portable appliance testing How to carry out portable appliance testing How to carry out portable appliance testing How to carry out portable appliance testing

Course Overview

Format
  • Basic, 1 Hour, Self-Printed Certificate, Online Study
Accreditation
  • 1 Hour, CPD Certified

Course description

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. Portable Appliance Testing is one way in which to ensure electrical equipment is safe.

You will learn

  • Know the stages involved in PAT testing
  • Recognise the difference between Class I and Class II appliances
  • Know what standards are required in order for an appliance to pass each stage of PAT testing
  • Know where to find more information about re-test frequencies
  • Understand the hazards involved in PAT testing and the precautions that should be taken

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • This module is suitable for anyone interested in becoming trained in portable appliance testing, supplementing formal training with an accessible resources.
  • Our course would suit anyone pursuing a recognised qualification in PAT testing, such as electricians, landlords, business owners and building managers.

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    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but the course does have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out on the next working day.

Bulk discounts for teams

If you’re looking to purchase for a number of learners then we are happy to provide the following volume discounts:

  • 10 – 49 = 20% off
  • 50 – 99 = 30% off
  • 100 + please see our volume discount page
Discounts will be applied automatically to your basket”
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Off the Shelf FAQs

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. Portable Appliance Testing is one way in which to ensure electrical equipment is safe. As stated in the IEE Code of Practice - testers must have an understanding of the modes of electrical, mechanical or thermal damage to electrical equipment and appliances and their flexes which may be encountered in a work environment. Health and Safety Legislation and Compliance Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Workplace Health and Safety Regulations 1992

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