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P.A.T TEST TRAINING

RUNNING FROM 2021

ONE DAY COMPREHENSIVE COURSE COVERING ALL NECESSARY REGULATIONS AND LAWS

P.A.T TEST TRAINING COURSES

Euro Pat Testing only employs qualified Course Instructors with extensive knowledge and experience in P.A.T Testing across numerous sectors.

This One Day Course will focus all of their shared knowledge into a comprehensive and easy to digest format so you can effectively run P.A.T tests from then onwards.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGECOURSE FAQ's
How Long is the Training Course?

Our training course takes place over one day, starting from 

What Topics does the Training Course Cover?

Our All-Inclusive Training covers all necessary topics needed to effectively carry out P.A.T Testing.

This includes relevant legislation, the reasons for testing, who requires a P.A.T Test, what the P.A.T Test does, and why.

How many Participants attend each One-Day Event?

Our Training Course is designed to allow up to 12 candidates to attend at any one event.

Are the Instructors Qualified?

All Trainers are fully qualified and have significant experience, including conducting P.A.T Testing in the field.

Does the Course Provide Practical Experience?

Our training course shows all candidates how to test competently with practical hands-on training including 110 volts.

Is Certification Provided Upon Completion of the Course?

The Event concludes with an exam that has an 80% Pass Requirement.

If successful a Certificate of Compliance will be issued.

What Dates are Currently Available?

We currently have no confirmed dates for 2021, however, we can hold the training at your place of work. 

We also offer a One-to-One option. This training is available nationwide.

What is P.A.T Testing?

Portable Appliance Testing is the process whereby electrical appliances and devices are checked to ensure they’re in a safe condition.

P.A.T Testing is intended to provide you with peace of mind by identifying and highlighting any electrical faults present in a device and offering advice to make sure your business can safeguard against any potential dangers.

How Often does P.A.T Testing need to be Carried Out?

Currently, regulations do not dictate how often P.A.T Testing ought to be carried out, only setting out the guidelines that it ought to be done “regularly”.

The Portable Appliance Testing rules, as set out in the 1989 Electricity at Work Regulations, state: “All [electrical] systems shall at all times be of such construction as to prevent, so far as reasonably practical, such danger.”

Thus, it only makes sense to have any organization perform testing on appliances on a consistent basis.

As such we recommend a yearly test to prevent any possible faults from developing further.

Who Needs P.A.T Testing?

The Health and Safety Executive Guidance topics state the requirement that “any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.”

In accordance with this, it is essential for any business owner, from a sole proprietorship who works from home to a large multi-national corporation to ensure compliance with this requirement.

Keep in mind the responsibility of safe appliances lies with the person who is the duty holder; this could be a business owner, landlord, equipment user, or manager of a premises.

Is P.A.T Testing a Legal Requirement?

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition.

What does P.A.T Testing Involve?

Although laws and regulations do not outright state how frequently P.A.T Testing should be performed, it is reasonable to at least do an observational check yearly.

This will include checking and testing for frayed wires, the casing around the appliance appearing to be damaged or coming undone, alongside any plugs which appear to be cracked or damaged.

Following this, the P.A.T Testing Professional will be able to recommend the next course of action, repair the appliance if possible, or provide guidance on the next steps for ensuring all appliances are safe.

Who can P.A.T Test?

According to laws and regulations in order to conduct a P.A.T Test the individual must be a competent person.

The definition of a competent person as per page 13 of the IEE Code of Practice 3rd edition states that the person must:

  • Have adequate knowledge of electricity
  • Have adequate experience in electrical work
  • Have an adequate understanding of the system to be worked on and practical experience of that class of system
  • Have an understanding of the hazards that can arise during the work and precautions that need to be taken
  • Have the ability to recognize at all times whether it is safe for work to continue.

To be recognized as a competent person and perform PAT testing, one would take a PAT training course that is given by someone qualified as an instructor and in PAT testing.

A knowledge test should also be taken and that test evaluated by the instructor to ensure that the proper knowledge has been gained.

ELECTRICAL AWARENESS COURSE

If you are in the hospitality industry or a large organisation, we offer an Electrical Awareness Course. This course is popular for housekeeping, senior department staff, and teachers.

This is NOT a P.A.T Test Course, but instead a half-day event to minimize and problems they find. Plus, it is another way for you the owner/director to show due diligence.

Attending certificate supplied.

P.A.T TEST COMPANY CERTIFICATION

If you are looking to start your own P.A.T Testing Company, a further course is available which will provide you with the knowledge of your Client’s needs, protocols to follow, planning, and methodology.

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