Portable Appliance Testing

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 info@swaat.co.uk 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.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

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

Course content

Course duration

Two days (One and a half days of training followed by the examination)

Training Method

Theory and practical workshop


Multiple-choice computer City and Guilds GOLA on-line examination.

Course Outcome/Qualification

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.

Materials Provided

Candidates will need to have a copy of (and should study!!!);

Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment - 4th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-1849196260).

This is available from electrical wholesalers or bookshops.


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