PAT Testing Course
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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 PAT testing 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.
By the end of this course, you will understand:
If your employees are working from home and use portable electrical equipment (such as laptop computers, display screens and cameras) as an employer, you are responsible for ensuring that their equipment is safe and without risks, including portable electrical equipment.
While there are no UK PAT Testing Regulations, employers have a legal duty to ensure that electrical equipment used for work purposes is safe under the following legislation:
Employers of home workers must maintain any equipment used for work purposes. This may involve arranging for someone to go to their home to check the equipment or having the employee send equipment to a central office for inspection, testing, and maintenance where required.
Employers need to ensure that those who use electrical equipment have received sufficient instruction, information and, where necessary, training to use the equipment safely and so they know to report any issues. This PAT course will be useful training for anyone who may be involved in checking the work equipment of home workers and carrying out PAT tests, based on the employer's risk assessment.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
What is portable electrical equipment, what are the safety risks, legislation and legal duties, and duties on manufacturers, importers or distributors.
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What 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.
|3||Safe Selection and Use|| |
The hierarchy of control, elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment, instruction, information and training 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.
|4||Inspections and Testing|| |
Class 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.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 90%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
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.
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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.
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