Course information

Study type Study Tier Start Date Duration Course Contact

Part Time

  • N/A
3 June 20204 weeksJanet Stevens

Course Fee(s)

Fee BandsTuition FeeMaterials FeeExam Fee
Full Cost£179N/AN/A

This course provides an overview of Portable Appliance Testing and is intended for maintenance personnel who carry out ‘in-house’ testing. The course requires candidates to have some colour perception.


To give the candidates the information and knowledge of different types of Electrical equipment, PAT Electrical Tests, In Service Inspection and Testing, Equipment Construction and Practical Sessions.


At the end of the course the candidates will have gained knowledge of:

  • Legal requirements
  • Two Portable Appliances Equipment Types
  • Assessing frequency of Testing
  • Construction Class
  • In Servicing Testing
  • Electrical tests
  • Record Keeping

Portable Appliance Testing and the Law

The Electricity at Work Regulations place a legal responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions of the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that no danger results from the use of such equipment. This in effect requires the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing. The Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) places such an obligation:

  • Where appliances are used by employees.
  • Where the public may use appliances in establishments such as hospitals, schools, hotels, shops etc.

Course Materials

Delegates are required to purchase:

  • Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (4th edition) – available from any good bookshop or online Amazon.
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