PAT TESTING COURSE

PAT testing refers to the examination of portable electrical appliances to ensure they are safe to use.

An effective pat testing regime ensures faulty appliances are identified before causing harm.

Faulty electrical appliances are the primary cause of workplace fires.  Across the UK, around 2,000 workplace fires and 1,000 electrical shocks are caused by faulty electrical appliances each year.

Maintaining electrical equipment in a safe condition is a requirement of the Electricity at Work Regulations.

This accredited online PAT testing course provides the knowledge needed to safely test and maintain electrical appliances and implement an appropriate PAT testing regime.


  • Pat testing course introduction
  • PAT elearning course
  • Pat testing online course
  • PAT testing training online
  • PAT testing training quiz

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand the risks from portable electrical equipment
  • Know how to maintain electrical equipment safely
  • How to undertake an appropriate PAT risk assessment
  • Understand appropriate control measures to reduce risks
  • Know how to do a PAT test
  • Understand appropriate control measure

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Everyone responsible for the maintenance of portable electrical equipment at work
  • Everyone using portable electrical equipment at work. Particularly in higher risk environments such as construction sites.

PAT TESTING CERTIFICATE

On successful completion of the course a verifiable PAT testing certificate will be emailed.

Successful completion requires the learner to demonstrate a good understanding of the PAT testing course online content by achieving 80% or more in the final assessment.

The assessment is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz.  The quiz can be retaken if required.

The PAT testing certificate is valid for 3 years and a posted version can be ordered separately.


Echo3 PAT TESTING Certificate

COURSE CONTENT

UNIT 1  |  Introduction to Portable Electrical Equipment Testing

In this first unit we define the key terms and outline employers duties.  The classes and categories of electrical equipment are also explained.

UNIT 2  |  Different Types of PAT test

In unit 2 we detail the 3 different ways to test portable electrical equipment and how to undertake each one safely.  The benefits of PAT testing stickers are explained

UNIT 3  |  PAT Risk Assessment and Control Measures

In unit 3 learners gain an understanding of a PAT risk assessment.  The factors that affect risks and then we highlight proportional control measures.

UNIT 4  |  QUIZ

10 question multiple choice quiz

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Reduce injuries at work resulting from portable electrical equipment
  • Help employers comply with the PAT testing, Electrical Safety and Managing Health and Safety duties

TRAINING FEATURES

  • Memorable, motion-graphic training
  • Fully accredited course
  • Study anywhere with an internet connection
  • Clear enrolment and reporting dashboard
  • Licenses purchase remain until used
  • Verifiable certificate
  • Carbon neutral training solution

carbon foot print logo

WHAT IS PAT TESTING?

Portable appliance testing (PAT) refers to the examination of electrical appliances to ensure they are safe to use.  Portable appliance examinations can take the form of User Checks, Formal Visual Inspections or tests using specialist equipment.

IS PAT TESTING COMPULSORY?

Electrical Safety regulations require employers to maintain equipment safely.  Regulations do not state that must be achieved in any one particularly way.  So, PAT Testing is recommended and common practice, but employers can use alternative ways to maintain electrical equipment safely.

FREQUENCY OF PAT TESTS

The frequency of tests also depends on the environment, class and category.

For a low-risk environment like offices recommended frequencies are;

PAT Testing Frequency for offices

PAT TESTING COURSE

PAT testing refers to the examination of portable electrical appliances to ensure they are safe to use.

An effective pat testing regime ensures faulty appliances are identified before causing harm.

Faulty electrical appliances are the primary cause of workplace fires.  Across the UK, around 2,000 workplace fires and 1,000 electrical shocks are caused by faulty electrical appliances each year.

Maintaining electrical equipment in a safe condition is a requirement of the Electricity at Work Regulations.

This accredited online PAT testing course provides the knowledge needed to safely test and maintain electrical appliances and implement an appropriate PAT testing regime.


  • Pat testing course introduction
  • PAT elearning course
  • Pat testing online course
  • PAT testing training online
  • PAT testing training quiz

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand the risks from portable electrical equipment
  • Know how to maintain electrical equipment safely
  • How to undertake an appropriate PAT risk assessment
  • Understand appropriate control measures to reduce risks
  • Know how to do a PAT test
  • Understand appropriate control measure

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Everyone responsible for the maintenance of portable electrical equipment at work
  • Everyone using portable electrical equipment at work. Particularly in higher risk environments such as construction sites.

PAT TESTING CERTIFICATE

On successful completion of the course a verifiable PAT testing certificate will be emailed.

Successful completion requires the learner to demonstrate a good understanding of the PAT testing course online content by achieving 80% or more in the final assessment.

The assessment is a 15 question, multiple-choice quiz.  The quiz can be retaken if required.

The PAT testing certificate is valid for 3 years and a posted version can be ordered separately.


Echo3 PAT TESTING Certificate

COURSE CONTENT

UNIT 1  |  Introduction to Portable Electrical Equipment Testing

In this first unit we define the key terms and outline employers duties.  The classes and categories of electrical equipment are also explained.

UNIT 2  |  Different Types of PAT test

In unit 2 we detail the 3 different ways to test portable electrical equipment and how to undertake each one safely.  The benefits of PAT testing stickers are explained

UNIT 3  |  PAT Risk Assessment and Control Measures

In unit 3 learners gain an understanding of a PAT risk assessment.  The factors that affect risks and then we highlight proportional control measures.

UNIT 4  |  QUIZ

10 question multiple choice quiz

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Reduce injuries at work resulting from portable electrical equipment
  • Help employers comply with the PAT testing, Electrical Safety and Managing Health and Safety duties

TRAINING FEATURES

  • Memorable, motion-graphic training
  • Fully accredited course
  • Study anywhere with an internet connection
  • Clear enrolment and reporting dashboard
  • Licenses purchase remain until used
  • Verifiable certificate
  • Carbon neutral training solution

carbon foot print logo

WHAT IS PAT TESTING?

Portable appliance testing (PAT) refers to the examination of electrical appliances to ensure they are safe to use.  Portable appliance examinations can take the form of User Checks, Formal Visual Inspections or tests using specialist equipment.

IS PAT TESTING COMPULSORY?

Electrical Safety regulations require employers to maintain equipment safely.  Regulations do not state that must be achieved in any one particularly way.  So, PAT Testing is recommended and common practice, but employers can use alternative ways to maintain electrical equipment safely.

FREQUENCY OF PAT TESTS

The frequency of tests also depends on the environment, class and category.

For a low-risk environment like offices recommended frequencies are;

PAT Testing Frequency for offices