Portable electrical equipment is found in the majority of workplaces across the UK. To prevent workplace hazards such as electrical fires and electrical shocks, it’s important that managers and responsible employees are aware how to perform maintenance check-ups.
This PAT – Portable Appliance Testing Training Course is designed to help you familiarise with testing technical appliances, training you to be able to know how to assess and minimise risks, carry out inspections and understand the safety procedures that need to be in place when using portable appliances at work.
This course is suitable for employers and employees in low risk workplaces such as shops or offices, who have the responsibility to ensure workplace health and safety. No previous training is required for this course, which can be accessed online from any device.
Who should take the course
This technical course is primarily for individuals who are responsible for shared electrical appliances. This would include people like;
- Property Owners
- Maintenance staff
- Facility management staff
- Shop Owners
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate, Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field. Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.
By the end of the course learners will be able to readily demonstrate that they can:
At the end of the course, there will be an online assessment, which you will need to pass to complete the course. Answers are marked instantly and automatically, allowing you to know straight away whether you have passed. If you haven’t, there’s no limit on the number of times you can take the final exam. All this is included in the one-time fee you paid for the course itself.
In Module 1, we define what we mean by PAT testing and other terms used, acquaint ourselves with the relevant legislation and decide who is responsible for the test themselves.
Module 2 will outline the essential components of risk assessment and enable learners to carry out a risk assessment in their workplaces. Risk assessment is a legal obligation for all workplaces, and this module will shed light on how risk is assessed, controlled and monitored.
Module 3 will discuss the actions which are to be taken to reduce and control the risks in workplaces based on the risk assessment.