Electrical equipment (especially portable appliances) can be found in almost every workplace, so it's important to understand the health and safety risks that these devices pose, in order to keep everyone safe from harm.
Minimise the risk of electric shock, electrocution and electrical fires in your workplace by learning about portable appliance testing (PAT). This online course will take you through the basic health and safety measures for low risk workplaces, such as offices.
You'll be able to carry out pre-use checks and maintain equipment safely, while complying with health and safety legislation.
Please note: If you work in a higher risk environment, such as an industrial site or a school, you will need a greater level of electrical safety knowledge. Therefore, this course is not suitable.
By the end of this 1-2 hour course, you will:
This online course covers the following topic areas:
At the end of this course, you will take an online exam containing 20 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 90% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.
If you work in a low risk workplace such as an office, this course will give you a solid introduction to general health and safety guidelines regarding portable appliance testing.
Anyone responsible for health and safety at work will learn the basics in order to feel confident that they can meet and maintain legal requirements.
Please note: Portable appliances in higher risk workplaces, such as industrial sites, schools and gyms may require a different method of testing. Therefore, this course is not suitable.
No. There is no time limit to complete the course and you're free to learn at your own pace. The training can be taken in as many sessions as you wish or completed in one go.
Yes the course is certified by CPD (Continuing Professional Development). Many of our online courses are also approved by RoSPA (Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents).
The course can be accessed on any mobile, tablet, PC or laptop with an internet connection.
Yes! Don't worry you can retake the assessment as many times as you need and there are no additional charges.
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