City & Guilds 2377-77 – PAT Testing Course | 2 days
Who is this PAT course aimed at?
This PAT testing course is aimed at individuals who have an electrical background and basic electrical knowledge – it is ideal for those who are responsible for the maintenance of electrical equipment and those undertaking practical Inspection and Testing of electrical equipment. PAT testing, also known as in-service Inspection and Testing of electrical equipment, provides additional revenue for many electricians. Whilst PAT testing is not a legal requirement, the law does state that employers must ensure portable electrics are maintained to prevent any risks and danger, the HSE recommends PAT Testing to maintain equipment.
We also have a three-day PAT testing course which is ideal for beginners with no experience.
What does this PAT course cover?
This PAT testing course teaches candidates how to test portable electrical appliances, giving them the ability to carry out mandatory checks. PAT Testing training allows them to learn, develop, and practice the skills required to Inspect and Test electrical equipment in line with the latest code of practice for in-service inspection and testing, covering PAT Testing requirements and regulations.
Day one covers the theory of in-service Inspection and testing, referencing the code of practice
Day two is more practical, allowing candidates to practice with equipment. The assessment will also be completed on this day.
This course will specifically cover:
- How to follow the code of practice (COP)
- Definitions used with the COP
- PAT Testing regulations
- Legal responsibilities and requirements
- Which equipment is and isn’t covered in the COP
- Competence and training
- Any relevant electrical units of measurements
- Classes of equipment, construction of equipment and safety methods
- User checks
- Visual inspection
- What test instruments do and how
- How to carry out Inspection and Testing
- The frequency of in-service Inspection and Testing
- Record keeping and reporting
- Risk assessment examples
What PAT testing qualifications will be received?
Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will receive a City & Guilds 2377-77 PAT testing qualification.
To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully pass a short practical assessment, completing the following tasks:
Task 1 – Inspect and test class I equipment,
Task 2 – Inspect and test class II equipment (this will be either unearthed metal or without unearthed metal of class II FE – learners will not need to do all three of these, they only need to do one type.)
Task 3 – Complete record forms.
Candidates must also pass a 1hr 45-minute exam, made up of fifty questions.
Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 5th Edition ISBN:978-1785619663
Please note: “The Code of Practice which is required for the examination will be loaned by ourselves for the duration of the course and examination.”
Our Tutors are qualified, highly experienced, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and extremely friendly, you can take full advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and practical advice they offer. This short theory course is intensive, but no compromise is made on the course content. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment.
Essential Book supplied *throughout* course!
First exam fee included!
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£325 + VAT
- Basic Electrical Knowledge
Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 5th Edition ISBN:978-1785619663 The Code of Practice which is required for the examination can be loaned by ourselves for the duration of the course and examination.
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