EAL Portable Appliance Testing (PAT testing)
To meet the requirements of those who are contracted to maintain and test electrical equipment, or who wish to undertake such work.
Course objectives/key benefits
To provide the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills required to test, maintain and keep records of the portable electrical equipment within the workplace.
PLEASE NOTE: This course can be undertaken 'on-site' at the delegates' premises. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Who is the course aimed at?
Anyone involved in, or wishes to become involved in, the testing, maintenance and record-keeping of the portable electrical equipment within the workplace.
Candidates should have a knowledge and understanding of domestic electrical installations.
For anyone new to electrical work, or who would like to update their knowledge and skills, it is highly recommended that they undertake the Basic Electrics course prior to this one
- The legal requirement to test electrical equipment
- Class I, II and III appliances
- Safety risks and typical faults
- Frequency of testing
- Earth bond resistance tests
- Insulation resistance tests
- Earth leakage and touch current
- Load/run testing
- HV flash testing
- Testing office PCs and I.T. equipment
- Pass and fail labelling
- Results and maintenance records
Two days (One and a half days of training followed by the examination)
Theory and practical workshop
Multiple-choice computer City and Guilds GOLA on-line examination.
Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a EAL certificate of competence and will also be able to carry out work in accordance with the scope of this course.
Candidates will need to have a copy of (and should study!!!);
This is available from electrical wholesalers or bookshops.
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