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PAT Testing - Training Your workers Or Doing It Yourself

Categories: Blog March 9, 2015 @ 10:37 AM 0 Comments      

The law for regular testing of most electrical equipment in work environments and public places have made testing a major growth area for electricians over the past few years. Many staff members without electrical training, for example maintenance staff and caretakers, can also be being nominated by their employers to execute electrical safety testing.
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Shocks from electrical installations or equipment can result in falls from heights. Electrical personnel are not the only workers at an increased risk, any workers using poorly installed or faulty appliances are in risk from shocks or fires. Which means, although the currently recommended portable appliance testing techniques, documentation and test frequencies are considered to be best practice to ensure electrical equipment is properly maintained, they may not be 'legal requirements'.

The Electricity at the job Regulations place a responsibility on employers, employees and self-employed persons to comply with the provisions from the regulations and take reasonably practicable steps to make sure that no danger results from the use of such equipment. This therefore necessitates the implementation of a systematic and regular program of maintenance, inspection and testing.

A comprehensive PAT testing training course will include details of legislation, electrical shock, burn and fire hazards, user checks, formal visual inspections, combined inspection and testing, construction of sophistication 1, II & III portable electrical appliances, fuse ratings, electrical plugs, testing computers, ICT / IT equipment, saws, IEC cords & extension leads.

Good online classes should also include things like record keeping, test results and labeling with all the pass and fail pat testing labels.

Specialist lessons in the testing of sensitive IT equipment and appliances with mains filters will be a necessity for some roles.

Classes are put in place to help you learn the procedures for pat testing, along with the use of PAT testing equipment. Each student will also be able to test safely, and without harm to others once the training is complete.

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