Would you like to undertake a PAT testing course to further your skillset but have no experience in the electrical industry?

We have a newly developed course which is perfect for anyone who has no experience in electrical work but would like to undertake a PAT testing course. The 3 day City & Guilds 2377-77 EET / PAT Testing course for Beginners is perfect for the following:

  • Caretakers
  • Repair/Maintainance Persons
  • Facilities Manager
  • Landlords
  • Allied trades

This course is for you!

This PAT testing for beginners course includes an eLearning unit designed to prepare you for your main course. The eLearning is easily accessible via any internet enabled device and includes the following:

  • What is electricity?
  • Electrical units
  • Multiples and sub-multiples
  • Simple Ohm’s law
  • Simple power calculations
  • Terminology used in PAT Testing
  • Effects of current on the human body
  • Why we safely isolate and the procedure
  • Where to safely isolate
  • Video demonstration on safe isolation
  • Component parts of an electric cable
  • Voltages and phases
  • Protection for safety (basic and fault protection)
  • Importance of earthing
  • Built-in knowledge checks for each unit.

The introductory eLearning PAT Testing unit will give you a better understanding of some of the theories relevant to what is now called the ‘In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (EET)’ commonly referred to as PAT testing – Portable Appliance Testing.

(A preview of the pre PAT Testing eLearning unit)

Following the eLearning unit you will then undertake the full PAT Testing course which includes a 1 day theory and practical training session followed by a 1 day theory and practical assessment.

Why do we PAT Test?

The Code of Practice says “Electric shock can kill or cause serious injury and this is one of the hazards that electrical safety legislation is intended to protect against.”

The Electricity at Work regulations is statutory, which means it is required by law. Regulation 4 states “As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger.” Equipment in the work place being used on a daily basis can deteriorate over time and could become dangerous, regular visual checks and testing at regular intervals abides the legislation and prevents serious injury by reducing the danger.

Ready to Enrol?

If you are ready to get started, visit our PAT Testing for Beginners C&G 2377-077 Course page which provides even more information regarding this qualification as well as live dates and locations. You can also call our sales team on 0800 8564448 who can help enrol you directly and answer all your questions.

We also provide bespoke corporate electrical training – if you want to discuss your company and employees’ training needs please visit Trade Skills 4Business or call us on 01293 529777 to speak to us directly.