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Portable Appliance Testing Programme

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Course Details

This 3 day Portable Appliance Testing Programme combines an appreciation of the fundamentals of electrical theory and the Certificate for the Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment C&G 2377-77. For unsuccessful candidates an Oakley Training and Consultancy Certificate of attendance is issued

The 1989 Electricity at Work Regulation 4 (2) requires that ‘as may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be maintained so far as is reasonably practicable’. This requirement covers fixed and portable equipment used on your premises or by your employees and self-employed persons.

Candidates need to bring a copy of IEE Code of Practice for the In–Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 5th Edition with them.

Benefits to you

By the end of the course, Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the related legislation and recommendations of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Use test equipment and understand its application to portable electrical appliances/tools to achieve compliance with the relevant legislation

Course Contents

  • Electrical Concepts – How Electricity Works
  • Safe Isolation – How to Isolate an Electrical Supply Before Starting Work
  • Instrumentation for Measurement and Fault Finding
  • Electrical Cables
  • Electrical Regulations – Working Within the Law
  • Related Legislation – e.g. Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • Electrical Safety – General
  • Electrical Safety – Specific to Testing and the use of Portable Appliances/Tools
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Class 1, 2 and 3. Portable Electric Tools
  • Basic calculations to determine the LOAD of appliances/tools where manufacturer’s data is not available
  • Fuses: Types and Characteristics
  • Residual Current Devices (RCD)
  • Flexible Cables: Types and size (csa)
  • Plugs and Sockets
  • Bonding to Earth
  • Test Equipment: MEGGer 1KV – Insulation Test
  • Test Equipment: Earth Loop Impedance Meter
  • Test Equipment: Portable Appliance
  • Tabulating Test Results and Recording
  • Test Unit – Combination of Test Equipment
  • Summary
  • Practical and 0n-line examination

Who should attend?

Personnel involved with the Maintenance and Repair of Portable Electrical Appliances/Tools and Maintenance Safety Records.

What's Included


Course notes

C&G Certificate for the Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment C&G 2377-77 for successful candidates