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We have updated our Best-Selling DVD/USB to an online course. All formats are compatible with our online course/exam.

PAT Testing equipment from
City & Guilds Training centre

This course is a fully comprehensive PAT Testing Training course covering everything that you need to know to successfully test electrical items safely.

Throughout the USB the portable appliance tester used is the Seaward Europa Plus. Information about the tester can be found here. Although this tester is used the principles of Pat Testing are the same for all types of pat tester as they all have the similar functions.

  • Why do we need to carry out Portable Appliance Testing.
  • Which types of appliances require testing.
  • Who can carry out appliance testing.

Each USB comes complete with a colour coded test card which contains all of the Pass marks that you will require for Pat Testing. It also contains lead length limits and testing procedures. The card is designed so that it will fold and carry in your pocket. Use it whilst carrying out your testing on site and also whilst watching the USB. View the card here.

  • How to tell the difference between Class 1 and Class II appliances.
  • The differences between Class 1 and II.
  • Inspections of the internals of both Class I and Class II appliances.
  • Different Types of Insulation used inside an appliance.
  • Why the earth cable is so important.
  • Why are they so important.
  • Types of plug and pin insulation � new and old style plugs.
  • Fuses and fuse ratings which symbols to look for.
  • Removable and non removable plugs.
  • How a plug should be wired.
  • Overheating in a plug.
  • Cable anchorages.
  • Checking cables for damage.
  • Appliance checks and damage.
  • When and how to fail an appliance.
  • How the test is carried out.
  • Earth bond tests on different types of appliance.
  • Which test current to use on which types of appliances.
  • Testing IT equipment.
  • The best ways to attach earth bond clips for the best results.
  • Cable length compensation.
  • Earth bond testing - Different types of tester.
  • Why use high test currents?
  • Class 1 appliances with plastic casings.
  • Reasons why the earth bond test may fail.
  • How the test is carried out.
  • Difference between testing Class I and Class II appliances.
  • What causes faulty insulation.
  • Testing IT and electronic equipment.
  • Reasons why the insulation test may fail.
  • How the test works.
  • 240 volt and 110 volt testing.
  • Why you must take care.
  • Testing different types of appliance.
  • Pass and Fail Marks.
  • Testing IT equipment.
  • Reasons why the Leakage / Touch current test may fail.
  • Different types of lead � Class I and Class II.
  • Earth Bond and Insulation tests.
  • Testing IEC leads.
  • Testing extension leads and extension reels.
  • Which test current to use.
  • Finding cable sizes.
  • Cable length calculations.
  • Polarity tests.

Follow us through workshops, kitchens, offices etc, and watch testing from start to finish as we test microwaves, kettles, computers, monitors, cables, 110volt drills, 110volt grinders, 110volt lighting.

  • 110v industrial plugs and sockets.
  • Different types of tester and when to use an adapter.
  • Testing both Class I and Class II equipment.
  • Labelling appliances.
  • Testing microwaves, kettles etc.
  • Procedure for failing appliances.
  • Testing a cash register (IT).
  • Low current earth bond testing.
  • Touch Current / Leakage test.
  • Hairdryers
  • Testing an vehicle emissions machine.
  • Testing IEC leads.
  • Cable compensation in practice.
  • Testing PC's
  • Testing printer's.
  • Testing transformers.
  • Which test current to use.
  • Leakage testing.
  • When to expect leakage.
PAT USB Previews

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