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- 09:45 - 10:00
- Introduction, Welcome and Objectives
- 10:00 - 11:00
- Background - The legal requirements - what exactly does the law require? What should be tested, and how often? Who is responsible for the testing, and who will be blamed if there is an accident?
- 11:00 - 11:15
- 11:15 - 12:30
- Electrical Appliances - What types of equipment do we have to test? Class 1 and Class 2 appliances. How to carry out a simple examination. Checking plugs, cables and fuses
- 12:30 - 1:30
- LUNCH - lunch and refreshments are provided, and included in the course fee!
- 1:30 - 2:45
- User Checks, Inspection and Testing Demonstration and hands-on practical work - testing a variety of different appliances. Important notes of safety. Avoiding damage to equipment under test
- 2:45 - 3:00
- 3:00 - 4:00
- User Checks, Inspection and Testing More practicals and demonstrations, including testing ICT equipment
- 4:00 - 4:30
- Conclusion and Final Discussion
A One-Day, Certificated PAT Testing course from PAT Testing Expert in Manchester City Centre
At PAT Testing Expert, we're specialists in PAT Testing Training. Our PAT Testing Courses in Mancehster are now being held at the fabulous Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel in the centre of Manchester, close to the central shopping area of Deansgate, and easily accessible by public transport.
Our Trainer, Tim James has been involved in the field of Portable Appliance Testing for over 28 years, and has been teaching the subject for nearly 20 years, to people in all kinds of industries, education and business. You will be learning from the acknowledged expert in the field of PAT Testing. If you're shopping around for a PAT Testing course, think very carefully before booking something cheap and cheerful - our course is practical based, with lots of hands-on experience with a range of different PAT Testing machines. We also teach the course based on common sense, rather than bogging you down with lots of detail about electrical theory or the legal requirements. Of course, there's information that you need to know, but we make the course as relevant as possible, with a high focus on the practical issues.
When Tim James isn't teaching, he goes out with our engineers - he crawls around under people's desks and he PAT-tests their stuff. This isn't a course based on a text book, but based on real-world, practical experience, gained over many years of working in the field.
After our July 2011 course at Manchester, Paul Hiley wrote on his evaluation form 'Easily the best course I have been on - a relaxed learning environment and a complex subject explained easily and clearly by a very knowledgable trainer' You can see more comments (taken from course evaluation forms) on our testimonials page
We will provide you with all of the information you need to get started, including information on the best equipment to use and loads of valuable hints and tips to save you time. If you have lots of people to train - why not consider letting us arrange a special date for you, or an in-house course at your premises?
PAT Testing is mainly about common sense, and you do not need loads of prior knowledge to get started you certainly DON'T need to be a qualified electrician to carry out PAT Testing. In fact, all you need is a willingness to learn, and some common sense.
For more information about the training course - visit our PAT Testing Course FAQ page
Further Information About The Course
Our PAT Testing courses in Manchester are now held at the Victoria and Albert Hotel in central Manchester, close to the Granada Studios tour. This venue offers comfortable, air-conditioned and large training rooms, and excellent catering facilities. We usually run at least 4 courses each year at Manchester, so there's bound to be one coming up in a month or so. If you have lots of people to train - why not consider a special date or an in-house course?
The hotel is just off Deansgate in the central shopping and entertainment area of Manchester. There is parking on-site, although this is expensive and we would normally recommend you find parking elsewhere in the city centre. There are NCP carparks nearby. Of course, access by public transport is very easy - Manchester Victoria and Picadilly railway stations are a few minutes taxi ride (or about 15 minutes walk) away.
Please note that we do limit the number of people on each date to ensure that everybody benefits and that everybody has a chance to ask questions and make sure they understand. Courses often fill up so avoid disappointment - Book now to reserve your space!
You are welcome to bring your own PAT Tester with you on the day, or you can use ours! We always have a selection of industry standard PAT Testers for you to use on the day, and we can give you unbiased advice on which are the best machines to purchase.
To see the venue on a map - click this link on Google Maps
For directions to this hotel, visit the Hotel Website
BOOK ONLINE TODAY and pay just £195.00 + VAT per person. Our normal price is £245.00 + VAT per person, but online bookings will automatically receive a £50.00 per person pre-payment discount. You can also claim the pre-payment discount by sending a cheque with the booking form. We can invoice you after the course (subject to status) at the normal price.
Remember that our course fee INCLUDES the course handbook (a useful guide to PAT Testing), lunch and refreshments. You won't need to buy a copy of the IET Code of Practice, unless you really want to!
Our Manchester course is perfect if you are based in the North West, and we often have people attend from Blackpool, Oldham, Bolton, Ashton-under-Lyme, Stockport, Hyde, Rochdale, Altrincham, Warrington, Chester, Wigan, St Helens and Bolton. We do also however run a course at Liverpool (also at a Marriott) so check dates at Liverpool City Centre if the Manchester dates don't suit you. Click here for more information about our Liverpool PAT Testing Course
If you have more than 5 people to train, you may find it cheaper to organise an in-house course (at your premises) or we can arrange a special date for you at this hotel, or another nearby. Contact us for more information.
"Very good enjoyable day, learned so much in a positive friendly manner. Very nice room, plenty to eat and drink.
Highly recommend PAT Testing Expert for any person who wishes to learn PAT Testing"
Simon Fendick, Manchester, Feb 2015