City and Guilds 2377-12 (PAT)

Formerly Inspection and Testing of Portable Appliances

Inspection and testing of electrical equipment should be carried out by persons who have adequate knowledge and experience of electrical work so as not to put themselves and others in danger. This is a requirement of the present legislation.

Please note there are two assessments. The first assessment is a practical test. You will be assessed during the course. The second is in the form of an on line multiple choice test. Basic use of a computer is required. (If you need some training on the use of a computer, this will be given to you free of charge on the day of the training course). The test is an open book test, candidates should purchase a copy of ‘Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment’ 3rd Edition. This multiple choice test will take place one week after the training course.

Course Content

To comply with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992

This course takes account of the Health & Safety Executives recommendations and procedures and the “Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment” (Published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers).

Part 1

  • Legal requirements
  • Basic electrical principles
  • Voltages generated
  • Dangers of electricity
  • Protection by fuse, CB or RCD
  • Video on portable appliance testing

Part 2

  • Discussion on PAT Video
  • Procedure for inspection & testing
  • Record systems
  • Test equipment and their application
  • Portable appliance practical testing

Designed for electrical personnel

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