PAT Competent Person Course

Plugtest Ltd
Plugtest Ltd

Detailed information

This course is aimed at those looking to carry out portable appliance testing (PAT) in the workplace. The course is based on the IET Code of Practice for In Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

The maximum class size is 8 people. This allows candidates to ask questions and receive individual guidance from our experienced instructors. The course uses practical examples whenever possible to cover the syllabus and candidates gain hands on practical testing experience. The course includes a practical assessment. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance following the course.

All candidates will receive a comprehensive training manual. This is over 100 pages, most with colour diagrams. Candidates wishing to study at home prior to attending the course can request a pdf copy of the training manual.

We provide everything required for the training. Candidates will have the opportunity to use a variety of different test instruments. Candidates may also bring their own test equipment with them to use if preferred.

The course covers - identifying equipment class and types, selecting and carrying out tests suitable for the equipment, interpreting the test results, the requirements for the visual inspection, frequency of inspection and testing, record keeping and labelling.

The course starts at 9am and finishes around 4pm. A buffet lunch and refreshments are included.
Method:In a classroom
Duration:8 Hour
Accreditation:Certificate of Competence
Requirements:Previous electrical qualifications or experience are not required to attend this course. However, for candidates with little or no previous experience, we recommend some home study beforehand. Candidates booking a course with us can request a pdf copy of our training manual.
Students per class:8

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Course program

Course Content:
• Basic electrical principles
• Identification of equipment types and classifications
• Visual Inspection
• Earth continuity tests
• Insulation resistance tests
• Protective conductor/touch current test
• Polarity checks
• Functional and load checks
• Additional tests for RCDs and microwave ovens
• Labelling and record keeping requirements
• Frequency and management of testing
• Short test and practical assessment
• Choosing a suitable tester

At the end of the course students will be able to:
• Distinguish between different appliance types
• Complete a formal visual inspection and identify faults
• Perform the correct tests and determine limits appropriate to the equipment type
• Select appropriate intervals for the inspecting and testing process

We provide:
• A copy of our own PAT manual for each delegate
• All necessary PAT equipment for training purposes
• Certificate of competency upon the successful completion
• Telephone support service following the training

Course location

Plugtest Ltd

Plugtest is a specialist PAT training company. We offer a range of courses designed to provide you with the practical skills and technical knowledge essential for portable appliance testing. Whether you are a corporate customer looking to carry out your testing in house, or an individual looking for new skills or a career change, we have a course to suit you.

Competent Persons Course - This is a one day PAT testing course designed to equip you with the necessary practical skills and knowledge to carry out the inspection and testing to meet the legal requirements. The course is based on the IEE Code of Practice and is made as practical as possible with the emphasis on hands on learning. Delegates will receive a certificate of competence upon completion of a short test.

City & Guilds 2377-22 - We also run a City & Guilds 2377 course for delegates looking for a recognised PAT qualification. The 2377-22 Certificate for the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment is a nationally recognised qualification designed for those undertaking the inspection and testing of electrical equipment. This course is run over two days and makes use of practical examples wherever possible to cover the 2377-22 syllabus. Students gain hands-on experience through testing a wide variety equipment. The course includes a short practical test and a multiple choice C&G exam. Upon successful completion candidates will receive a City & Guilds 2377-22 certificate. It is not necessary to have any previous experience or qualifications. This course is ideal for anyone looking to pursue a career or start a business in PAT testing.

On-Your-Site Training - We can also organise courses at your premises. The onsite training allows us to tailor the course content to meet your own particular requirements and offer practical advice specific to your workplace. We make the course as practical as possible with plenty of hands-on training. As well as being convenient, our onsite training often works out the best value option if you have a number of people to train.

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