Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Taunton Centre 

Who is the course for?

This course is essential for those who are involved in the periodic electrical safety checks required by legislation.

What does the course involve?

The course is designed for non-experts. It provides all the skills and knowledge necessary to perform competent portable appliance testing. The content includes:

  • The legal requirement to test
  • Hiring of equipment
  • Definitions of regulations
  • Record keeping
  • Equipment registers
  • Frequency of inspection
  • Visual inspection
  • Test procedure
  • Classes of equipment
  • Interpretation of results

Entry Requirements

Some basic electrical knowledge is preferred.

What are the assessment methods?

The course includes a competency test for which a certificate is issued upon successful completion.

How long is the course?

The course runs for two days with a break between to allow for study.

What are the progression options?

A range of programmes of interest to those in engineering. Specialist leaflets are available.

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