Online PAT Testing Course

Who is this online PAT Testing course aimed at?

This online PAT Testing course is aimed at beginners who are hoping to enter the electrical industry and gain knowledge on in-service inspection and testing. Those who are responsible for the maintenance of electrical equipment in the workplace would benefit from this course as it would allow them to PAT test electrical appliances in-house. The law states that employers must ensure portable electrics are maintained to prevent any potential hazards – the HSE recommends PAT Testing as a way to maintain this equipment.

For more practical, hands-on experience, we have in-person PAT Testing courses for those who already have electrical experience and basic knowledge, and for beginners.

What does this online PAT course cover?

This online course covers the requirements stated in the 5th Edition of the Code Of Practice – this has been extensively updated and includes requirements for managing and carrying out the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment. Candidates will understand these requirements, be aware of legal requirements for the maintenance of electrical equipment, understand the scope and requirements for maintenance, be able to identify the classification of equipment and become familiar with the requirements of PAT Testing for users and formal visual inspection.

This online PAT Testing course specifically covers:

  • Introduction to PAT Testing
  • Definitions used
  • Legal requirements
  • Equipment scope and need for maintenance
  • Training and competence
  • Equipment classifications
  • User checks
  • Formal visual inspection
  • Test instruments
  • Electrical tests
  • The frequency of PAT Testing
  • Reporting and record-keeping
  • New and third-party equipment
  • Appendix 1 – British Standards
  • Appendix 2 – IP and IK Codes
  • Appendix 3 – Changes to electrical safety terminology and classification
  • Appendix 4 – Model forms
  • Appendix 5 – Resistances of flexible cables
  • Appendix 6 – User checks and formal visual inspection
  • Appendix 7 – Equipment racks and bays
  • Appendix 8 – Electrical units and calculations relating to PAT testing of electrical equipment
  • Appendix 9 – Example risk assessments

To book this course, fill out the below booking form or you can call us on 0800 112 3310 – we are more than happy to offer our assistance and advice.

City & Guilds 2377-77 PAT Testing Qualification

We also offer the City & Guilds qualification at an additional cost – this comprises of a practical assessment and an online exam, to pass the practical assessment, candidates must successfully complete 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.

Once the above has been successfully completed, candidates will gain a City and Guilds 2377-77 qualification.

Once you have successfully completed your course, please email info@learntechnique.com with your certificate and we will be in touch with details on how you can gain your qualification with us.

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£225.00 + VAT

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for candidates undertaking this course and no previous knowledge of the subject is required.

Some understanding of electrical terminology and practices could be an advantage, but the course covers the issues related to the inspection and testing of equipment sufficiently.

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