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
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 portable appliance testing training course presented by Pat Testing Expert - the UK's leaders in PAT testing - Training Led by Tim James

The course is suitable for those who wish to carry out pat testing in their own workplace, or those who wish to carry out pat testing for others.

Our trainer has been teaching people to carry out PAT Testing since 1993, and testing equipment for much longer - you will be learning from the expert!

You will be shown how to test a wide range of appliances commonly found in workplaces and how to find expert advice if an item fails. We'll cover all of the legal requirements and provide you with practical tips, information and common-sense advice.

All relevant legislation is covered during the day, as well as an overview of the latest IET Code of Practice (2012 edition) as well as guidance from the Health and Safety Executive and other bodies.

The PAT Testing course will begin at 9:45 and finish at 4:30. Aim to arrive about 9:30 - you'll be greeted with a cup of tea or coffee! The programme will be kept fairly flexible to allow topics of interest to be covered, but the break and lunch times will be adhered to, and the course will not over-run beyond 4:30.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the day and are included in the course fee. We always make provision for meat and vegetarian diets, and can cater for any special dietary needs on request. It is our policy to use venues which provide facilities for disabled delegates, but please let us know if you have any special requirements.

Meet Your Trainer

Tim James is widely regarded as one of the UK's leading experts in the field of PAT Testing. He started PAT Testing in 1986 whilst working as a technician in a large secondary school, before being appointed to the post of County Technician for Humberside LEA. He was responsible for developing systems for the maintenance of electrical systems throughout the local authoritiy, as well as dealing with a variety of other technical and scientific issues on a local and national basis. For seven years he worked for a Health and Safety company teaching electrical safety courses and has also been Technical Director of a large PAT Testing company, overseeing the testing in excess of 300,000 items every year.

Since forming PAT Testing Expert in 2009, Tim has delivered high quality PAT Testing training for many universities and colleges, the BBC, many big industrial companies and hundreds of individuals throughout the UK and Europe. He is also Standards Director of the PAT Testing Network - a professional association of PAT Testers dedicated to raising standards and improving the reputation of the industry.

This training seminar is based on more than 28 years experience of electrical safety in a variety of different industries and is presented in a lively, yet down to earth (no pun intended) and easy to understand format.

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Our PAT-Testing-course has been designed to teach you everything you need to know, to carry out PAT Testing in your own workplace, or to offer a PAT Testing service to your customers. Please phone us on 01482 827744 or click on the course dates page, for details of your nearest local PAT Testing Course.


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