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pattestingandtr   , 25

from Perth


PAT Testing - Training Your Staff Or Doing It Yourself

Pat testing training course

The law for regular testing of electrical equipment in work environments and public places have made testing a significant growth area for electricians over the past few years. Many staff members without electrical training, for example maintenance staff and caretakers, are also being nominated by their employers to handle electrical safety testing.

Shocks from electrical installations or equipment can lead to falls from heights. Electrical personnel are not the only workers vulnerable, any workers using poorly installed or faulty appliances are near risk from shocks or fires. Because of this, although the currently recommended portable appliance testing techniques, record keeping and test frequencies are viewed to be best practice to ensure electrical equipment is properly maintained, they may not be 'legal requirements'. pat testing and training

The Electricity at the office Regulations place a culpability on employers, employees and self-employed persons to conform with the provisions with the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to ensure no danger results from the use of such equipment. This therefore demands the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing.

An extensive PAT testing training program will include details of legislation, electrical shock, burn and fire hazards, user checks, formal visual inspections, combined inspection and testing, construction of Class 1, II & III portable electrical appliances, fuse ratings, electrical plugs, testing computers, ICT / IT equipment, tools, IEC cords & extension leads.

Good online classes should also include things like record keeping, test results and labeling with all the pass and fail pat testing labels.

Specialist training in the testing of sensitive IT equipment and appliances with mains filters would be a necessity for some roles.

Courses are put in place so that you can learn the procedures for pat testing, as well as the use of PAT testing equipment. Students will also be able to test safely, and without harm to others once the training is complete.