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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 1-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

  • Legislation - Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974 & Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • PM32 and other relevant HSE Guidance Notes and Publications
  • Theory on possible faults; diagnoses; use of Portable Appliance Test Station
  • Test station calibration and recording of results
  • Practical application of test station
  • Summary and short practical assessment


Course Fees

Open Courses - Courses are delivered throughout the year at our regional training centres. The cost per delegate is £205.00 plus VAT.  The training bundle fee is £185.00 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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