Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Course

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Enrolled: 23 students
Duration: 4 hours
Lectures: 5

With our modern life, we have numerous amenities we can take advantage of and make our daily works easier. Whether in our personal space or our workplace, the use of appliances is extensive, especially portable ones. For every minor to major works, we are always dependent on assistance from different electronic and manual devices. That is why we must ensure they are safe and does not pose any potential risk during its use. 

Although it may not seem that difficult, the process of portable appliance testing is comparatively complicated. Specifically, there are legislations in this regard which controls the risk assessments of Portable Appliances which one needs proper understanding of. That’s why the managers of the premises need to have appropriate Portable Appliance Testing training. 

The “Portable Appliance Testing Course” will give the learner thorough background in PAT testing to allow him or her to meet the needs of Health and Safety at Work provisions Act 1974. The course is set to be accessible, instructive and enlightening, with a fair technical and realistic knowledge balance. The learner will learn about the risk related to Portable appliances testing and risk assessment. Thus, you can ensure the utmost safety on your premises.

Why us?

  • Quality course developed by qualified professionals out of high quality and  updated resources
  • Easily demonstrated and interactive lessons almost diminish the gap between virtual and physical training
  • We provide A well-recognised PDF certificate.
  • 100 per cent online self-paced courses with 24/7 tutor/customer support
  • Quickly adaptable and always available courses designed to learn in any device

Lessons we covered in this Portable Appliance Testing Course:

  • Knowledge‌ ‌of‌ ‌Portable‌ ‌Appliance‌ ‌Testing‌ ‌(PAT) ‌ ‌
  • Understanding‌ ‌the‌ ‌legislation‌ ‌related‌ ‌to‌ ‌portable‌ ‌appliances‌ ‌
  • Risk‌ ‌assessment‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌workplace‌ ‌
  • Familiarise‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌risk‌ ‌occurrence‌ ‌
  • Have‌ ‌enough‌ ‌understanding‌ ‌of‌ ‌how‌ ‌to‌ ‌perform‌ ‌a‌ ‌risk‌ ‌assessment‌ ‌
  • Reducing‌ ‌the‌ ‌risk‌ ‌of‌ ‌portable‌ ‌appliances‌ ‌
  • Controlling‌ ‌the‌ ‌risk‌ ‌of‌ ‌portable‌ ‌appliances‌ ‌
  • Understanding‌ ‌emergency‌ ‌procedure‌ ‌and‌ ‌fire‌ ‌safety‌ ‌regarding‌ ‌appliances‌ ‌testing‌ ‌
  • Combined‌ ‌inspection‌ ‌and‌ ‌testing‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌appliances‌ ‌

Skills You Will Master From Portable Appliance Testing Course

  • Understanding ‌of‌ ‌Portable‌ ‌Appliance‌ ‌Testing‌ ‌(PAT) ‌ ‌ 
  • Relevant safety legislation
  • Risk assessments and inspection strategies
  • Emergency measures

How the course impacts your career

  • Ensures safety within your premises
  • Makes your organisation more credible
  • Makes you credible in the case of recruitments

Career Paths:

  • Employees working in a low-risk environment
  • Risk management teams
  • Managers

Assessment of Portable Appliance Testing Course

Once you complete all the modules of the course, you are required to write an assignment/sit on a multiple-choice exam. Our trainers assess the assignments. The pass mark of the Multiple Choice Question exam is 60%.

Course Content

  • What is a portable electrical appliance?
  • Risk related to electrical devices
  • Knowing the risk of shock 
  • Electric shock
  • Electrocution effects
  • What is risk assessment?
  • The legislation in the UK- an overview
  • The health and safety at work act 1974 (HSWA) 
  • The electricity at work regulations 1989 (EWR)
  • The provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998
  • The management of health and safety at work act regulations 1999
  • Responsible person for pat testing
  • Duty holders
  • Frequency of testing the appliances
  • Principles for the frequency of testing
  • The long-term safety of appliances
  • What is Risk Assessment?
  • Factors to consider in Risk Assessment
  • Steps of Risk Assessment
  • Step one: Identification of the Hazards
  • Step two: Determining who might get harmed and how
  • Step three: Risk Evaluation
  • Step Four: Recording the Findings
  • Step Five: Implementing the Necessary Controls
  • Risk Assessment during PAT
  • The Hierarchy of Control
  • Common Drawbacks Regarding Risk Assessments 
  • Risk Assessments – Key Considerations
  • Competent Person
  • Obligations of employees during risk assessments
  • The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)
  • Issues to consider when planning PATs
  • The Code of Practice for In-Service Equipment Inspection and Monitoring
  • Malfunctioning of electrical equipment
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Pre-use checks or Checks prior to use
  • Visual inspection or Visual checks
  • Common Things to Look for During a Visual Inspection
  • Reducing Risks: Fire Safety
  • What can be done to ensure fire safety?
  • Performing the Fire Safety Risk Assessment
  • Listing performance of fire safety risk assessment
  • Emergency Procedures
  • What Should Be Included in an Emergency Procedure?
  • Who should carry out the tests?
  • Assessing Tester’s Competence
  • Types of Equipment and Tests
  • The different Equipment Classes
  • Earth Leakage Test?
  • Executing an Earth Leakage Test
  • The touch current test
  • Differential Leakage Test
  • Substitute Earth Leakage 
  • Selecting the Correct Tests
  • IEC Leads and Extension Leads
  • PAT Testers without a Two-Stage Power Lead Test
  • PAT Testing Mains Extension Leads
  • The IEC lead Tester
  • Things to consider
  • The Different Forms of Electronic Testing Equipment
  • Testing Class I and Class II Equipment with Meters
  • Techniques of Protecting Against Electric Shock
  • Test Stickers and Records
  • Faulty Equipment

Portable Appliance Testing

1
Introduction
2
Module 1: Introduction to Portable Appliances
3
Module 1:Quiz
3 questions
4
Module 2: Risk Assessment
5
Module 2:Quiz
2 questions
6
Module 3: Reducing and Controlling Risks
7
Module 3:Quiz
2 questions
8
Module 4: Combined Inspection and Testing
9
Module 4:Quiz
3 questions
10
Mock Test
25 questions
11
Final Test
25 questions

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