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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

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 testing.

HSE guidance requires that a competent person tests all portable electrical appliances and tools on a regular basis in accordance with manufacturers recommendations, the risks associated with usage and the likelihood of damage.

Many organisations find it cost effective to provide a member of staff with the competence to carry out these tests.  Our one-day PAT course provides both theoretical information and practical training in the use of test equipment and the testing process for portable appliances.


Course Programme

  • Understand the relevant sections of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other information relating to portable equipment and appliance testing
  • Be able to use a portable test station and determine whether items are safe to use
  • Understand how to record results and maintain records.


Course Fees

Open Courses - Courses are delivered throughout the year at our regional training centres. The cost per delegate is £200.00 plus VAT.  The training bundle fee is £180.00 plus VAT.  

Please click here for more information on our Training Bundle fees.

Private Courses - If you have 6 or more delegates a private course at a venue of your choice may be a more suitable and cost effective option. 


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