E-Learning - How to Carry Out Portable Appliance Testing

Course Information

  • Course Code: CAEL004
  • Duration: 1 hours
  • Price: £36.00

Start Dates


The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. Portable Appliance Testing is one way in which to ensure electrical equipment is safe.

What will I study?

As stated in the IEE Code of Practice - in order to comply with these regulations, the tester must have an understanding of the modes of electrical, mechanical or thermal damage to electrical equipment and appliances as well as their flexes which may be encountered in a work environment.

Training for testers must include the identification of equipment and appliance types to determine the test procedures, and the frequency of inspection. Persons testing must be familiar with the test instruments used and in particular their limitations and restrictions, so as to achieve repeatable results without damaging the equipment or the appliance.

Test and certificate

At the end of the course there will be a multiple-choice quiz testing your knowledge of the topic. Following the successful completion of the course you will receive a digital certificate, which you can download or print. We recommend that you keep these for your records.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

How will I be assessed?

This course is not accredited and will not provide the learner with evidence towards a recognised qualification. All portable appliance testing equipment is different. It is the learner’s responsibility to make sure that they have read and understood the manufacturer’s user manual for their PAT testing equipment before attempting to carry out PAT testing. Although we make every reasonable attempt to verify the accuracy of the technical information and advice provided in this course, we accept no responsibility for loss or damage to persons or equipment resulting from its application or interpretation.

What can I do next?

This course can provide the foundation towards the full Portable Appliance Testing Course City & Guilds (2377).

We have offer a wide range of electrical courses, please click here for further information.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk