• Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Course

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Course, HST011

Electrical equipment is present in virtually all workplaces, and that includes portable appliances. Managers and responsible persons in low risk environments have a duty to carry out visual and pre-use checks on equipment.

This course will familiarise you with the task of portable appliance testing and ways you can help minimise the risk of electrocution, electric shock, and electrically-initiated fires in the workplace. You will learn about the basics of PAT so you're able to offer your support and ensure electrical equipment does not put people's health and safety at risk while at work.

Note that this course provides awareness level knowledge. In low risk environments, such as offices, it provides sufficient knowledge to allow the learner to conduct PAT Tests but, in higher risk areas, a greater level of knowledge is required and this course is NOT suitable.


  • - Developed by health and safety professionals
  • - Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
  • - Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • - Full audio voiceover
  • - Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • - On completion, certificate is posted the next working day


Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suitable for anyone with a responsibility for health and safety in low risk workplaces such as offices. It is suitable for all employees at any level of the business, as it introduces the learner to and gives them basic knowledge of portable appliance testing; it does not require any previous training.

This course is NOT suitable for employees working in environments that are considered higher than low risk. This includes schools, gyms, and any industrial premises.
All portable appliances require a different method of testing. It is within our best interest to provide you with accurate advice and information, but it's the duty of the individual responsible for appliance testing to apply the techniques discussed in this course safely and with full confidence.


Course Content

MODULEDESCRIPTION
1IntroductionWhat is portable electrical equipment, what are the safety risks, and legislation and legal duties.
2Risk AssessmentWhat is a risk assessment, who should carry out risk assessments, step 1: identify the hazards, step 2: determine who may be harmed, step 3: evaluate the level of risk, step 4: record your findings, and step 5: review and update.
3Safe Selection and UseThe hierarchy of control, elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment, instructing employees in use and storage, cables and connection points, faulty equipment, risks from particular equipment, harsh work environments, hired and loaned equipment, emergency procedures, and fire safety.
4Inspections and TestingClass I and Class II equipment, pre-use checks, visual inspections, combined inspections and tests, inspection and test frequencies, failed inspections and tests, and recording findings.


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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Course


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