PAT Testing Awareness

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This course is designed for people who work with PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) equipment. You will consider what is meant by hazard and risk and you will explore what electricity is and the associated hazards and effects on the body. Students will look at the different types of legislation relating to electrical appliances and equipment.

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Course Description

This course includes the option to play audio at no extra cost!

This course should be taken as a refresher course, if you have not had previous PAT training, we advise you undertake face-to-face training first.

All about this PAT Testing Awareness course

This course will expand your knowledge on PAT Testing and the safety aspects, risks and other factors that should be considered when selecting suitable portable electrical appliances and equipment. In our PAT Testing course you will consider the requirements for employee-owned and hired portable electrical appliances and equipment.

Our PAT testing course will introduce you to the electrical hazards that can result in fire, explosions, electrocutions and electric shock. You will also explore the requirements for reporting and recording incidents internally and externally.

You will also cover the different types of legislation that relate to electrical appliances and equipment. By the end of the course students will feel they have gained a greater understanding on PAT testing, how to identify and assess risks and the precautions that can be put into place to control and reduce the risk.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to PAT Testing – In our first unit of our PAT Testing course you will be introduced to portable appliance testing (PAT) and learn what PAT  is and what it includes. You will also be looking at what is meant by hazard and risk and explore what electricity is and the associated hazards and effects on the body. The unit will finish by covering the different types of legislation relating to electrical appliances and equipment.
  • Unit 2 –  Identifying and assessing risks – In this unit you will be introduced to the meaning of accidents, incidents (near misses) and hazards. You will also look at the meaning of risk assessments and what the law requires, as well considering why the risk assessment is important and who is responsible.
  • Unit 3 – Safe selection and use – This unit will look at the safety aspects, risks and other factors that should be considered when selecting suitable portable electrical appliances and equipment.  This unit will also consider the requirements for employee-owned and hired portable electrical appliances and equipment, as well as looking at the additional ways of reducing and controlling the risks.
  • Unit 4 – Inspections and testing – In this unit you will be introduced to inspection and testing, you will learn why they are required. You will also consider the different types of inspection and tests as well as exploring user checks, formal visual inspections and combined inspection and testing. In this unit you will also learn what happens when equipment fails a PAT test and some of the considerations with regards to equipment repairs.
  • Unit 5 – Emergency procedures – In our final unit of our PAT Testing course you will be looking at the electrical hazards that can result in fire, explosions, electrocution and electric shock. You will also look at the precautions that can prevent and control the risks. Finally you will consider the need for first aid in the event of electrocution, electric shock and other injuries as well as the legal duties and provisions that should be considered.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this PAT Testing Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the PAT Testing Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this PAT Testing Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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