PAT Testing Course

Course Name: Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) + e-Checklist *

This Portable Appliance Testing or PAT testing online course provides information necessary to understand and conduct portable appliance visual inspections and tests – also known as PAT testing.

The course walks through the steps of testing and pass/fail criteria with a clear visual demonstration of this process. It comes with a free e-Checklist that takes the users, step-by-step, through the PAT process while ensuring it is recorded.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet concise explanation

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Identify the requirements of portable appliance testing

Identify the different portable appliances types & classes

Gain awareness of the visual inspection process

Understand how to conduct tests and the results

Identify the pass & fail criteria during inspections and testing

Contact us to discuss the purchase of this course without the e-checklist.

This training course is assured by:

Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing)

£49.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 5 £49.00
6 - 10 £42.55
11 - 20 £38.68

About Portable Appliance Testing Training

This awareness level course is intended for anyone responsible for conducting portable appliance visual inspections and tests or who wishes to understand the process.

The purpose of this training course is to provide an understanding of best practices recognised by the law when it comes to preventing the hazards of portable electrical appliances.

Why Is PAT Testing Course Important?

Faults in electrical appliances can cause electric shocks and burns, which can result in severe or fatal injuries to those involved, as well as fire. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), portable appliances accounted for over 25% of all electrical accidents, while of some 30,000 fires seen in England, nearly 45% were caused by electrical faults.

Due to the risk involved, there is a clear legal requirement to control the hazards of electrical appliances and equipment.

Under the Health and Safety etc. Work 1974, employers must provide a safe working environment, free from hazards such as those of portable electrical equipment. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, or PUWER, 1998 further underscore these duties, which require that electrical equipment must be in a suitably safe condition and subject to regular inspections, as required.

Course Outline

Single Module

50+ minutes

This online training course comprises the following sections:

  • Why do we need PAT?
  • Duties & responsibilities
  • Appliance classes
  • Understanding PAT
  • Visual inspections
  • Types of tests
  • Extension lead test
  • Class 1 appliance test
  • Class 2 appliance test

Why Choose PAT Testing Course with Human Focus?

Study any time & in bite-size sessions

Less costly than a classroom training

Discounts on volume purchases

Provides excellent trainee support

Provides awareness of the PAT process

E-Checklist makes conducting PAT on your own easy

Free Portable Appliance Testing e-Checklist

This online training course comes with a free e-Checklist which will guide you through the PAT process, while ensuring it is recorded to demonstrate compliance.

The e-Checklist will help you to put into action the inspection process covered in this training course and reduce administration time

The e-Checklist includes QR code system for automatic completion and storing of inspection forms

Note – This offer is for one PAT e-Checklist licence per trainee who completes this course. This e-Checklist licence is for their use and cannot be transferred or shared by other users.

Terms and conditions apply – access to this e-Checklist is for 12 months from purchase.

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PAT Training Certification

PAT training certification

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

Approved Certification

The downloadable printable certificate assured by RoSPA will be issued instantly on course completion.

What does my certificate include?

The portable appliance testing certificate includes the Trainee’s name, Company name, Course name, Date of completion, Expiry date and name of the approval body.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This training course provides a thorough understanding of the what PAT is, the pass/fail criteria and walks you through the steps for conducting such a test. These steps are suitable for conducting PAT in a range of work environments. Bear in mind, however, that work environments and the electrical hazards they present can vary to a wide degree. It is your duty under the law to ensure you are suitably competent to safely conduct any inspections or tests before doing so.

There’s no formal qualification or background in electrical work required to perform PAT tests. You do need to be considered competent to conduct them, however. The HSE defines competent people as those with the right combination of training, skills, experience and knowledge to perform PAT tests safely.

You will earn a PAT testing certificate after successfully completing the online accredited PAT testing course. Your RoSPA-assured certificate will be available to download instantly upon course completion.

It is important to note that online training is not a replacement for practical classroom training, which is often required to conduct full PAT tests. However, our PAT testing course is useful to gain an awareness of the process and will help you conduct visual inspections or check low-risk appliances.

Costs start at £49 + VAT.  Discounts are available on volume purchases – you can speak to one of our sales team to learn more.

The PAT testing course takes around 50 minutes to complete and is completely online so you can learn at your own pace.

The course covers information on how to do a PAT test and other relevant topics related to workplace electrical safety, including:

  • Legal requirements for PAT testing
  • Electrical safety principles
  • PAT testing equipment
  • Testing procedures
  • PAT record keeping and reporting
  • Practical skills

The course does explain each step of the PAT test process but on its own won’t necessarily prepare you for carrying out full PAT tests on all types of electrical appliances.

PAT tests can only be conducted by competent individuals. This requirement means you will need the right combination of training, skills, experience and knowledge to conduct PAT tests safely and legally.

Completing the course will help you towards this level. Plus, you’ll be awarded a RoSPA-assured PAT testing certificate that demonstrates your PAT test knowledge.