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Portable Appliance Testing Course 2377-77

Portable Appliance Testing Course 2377-77


About this course

Why take this PAT Course?

PAT testing is one of our most popular courses. It is a great way of streaming another source of revenue and will enable you to offer another service to your customers. This course also forms part of the IET Centre of Excellence due to the quality of our training provision.

Is this PAT course right for me?

PAT testing is a skill that can be learned by almost anyone (over the age of 18) such as office maintenance staff or landlords. Some basic electrical knowledge is useful but not essential. In a commercial environment, regulations insist that every item of electrical equipment is tested and certified as being safe to use.  For electrical contractors this be a potentially lucrative new service to add – and one that is required by industry at all levels.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. As a general rule candidates should have knowledge of electrical installation and electrical science.

The course is primarily aimed at practicing electricians and domestic installers, however it is also very popular with allied professionals such as contracts managers, designers, electrical engineers, consultants, surveyors, and other related trades needing to update and enhance their understanding of the IEE Wiring Regulations. All candidates must be over 18+ years old.


What is PAT Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is the process of routinely checking electrical appliances for safety. This testing is essential to ensure that all electrical equipment in a workplace is safe and compliant with safety regulations.

Who Should Attend a PAT Testing Course?

This course is ideal for maintenance staff, electricians, and anyone responsible for the safety and maintenance of electrical equipment in a workplace. No prior electrical knowledge is required, but it can be beneficial.

What Will I Learn in a PAT Testing Course?

The course typically covers the theory of electricity, safety legislation, types of appliances, inspection procedures, and practical PAT testing techniques. You will learn how to identify potential safety issues and how to use PAT testing equipment.

Is Certification Provided After Completing the Course?

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, participants usually receive a certificate indicating they have the knowledge and skills to conduct PAT testing.


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