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Portable Appliance Testing

Where - Plymouth, Plymouth venue Start date - 21 Oct 2019 Available places - 12 persons

Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. Most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testingThe Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, Regulation 4 (2) states: 'As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems (defined to include portable electrical equipment) shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger'. Essentially this means that duty holders are required to maintain portable electrical tools in a safe condition. PAT can be carried out in house by a person with the correct equipment and competency.This course will provide delegates with the ability to use this test equipment properlythe ability to properly understand the test results

Course information

Who the course is aimed at

Although there are no pre-entry qualifications required it is important to select suitable candidates who can demonstrate an understanding of basic electricity and are willing and able to develop competency with support training and subsequent vocational experience.

Qualification / Certificate received

Delegates will be assessed on their input during the practical exercise and their feedback. On successful completion delegates will receive an SSG certificate. Course certification lasts 3 years.

Course Agenda

Legislation - Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974 & Electricity at Work Regulations 1989HSG107 and other relevant HSE Guidance Notes and PublicationsTheory on possible faults; diagnoses; use of Portable Appliance Test InstrumentTest instrument calibration and recording of resultsPractical application of test instrument Summary and short practical assessment

Typical start and finish time each day

08.45am - 4.15pm

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  • Price (per person) 205
  • 21 Oct 2019
  • General Safety
  • Start: 08:45
  • Plymouth, Plymouth
  • 12

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