PAT Testing Competency Course

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In light of the current situation with the Covid-19 virus and the possible risk of infection, First Stop Safety has cancelled all its face-to-face training courses. We will reinstate courses as soon as possible. As an alternative, we offer online training.

Are you looking for a very practical course on PAT Testing leading to a "Certificate of Competence"? Would you like to add PAT testing to the portfolio of services your company offers? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes"; then the PAT Testing Competency Course is for you.

Our course dates are listed below. Scroll to the bottom of this page to book a place or ring 01904 791050.

PAT Testing Competency Course

This is a very practical course and all delegates will learn how to correctly identify cables, wire plugs and use a variety of PAT Testers to test appliances and identify faults commonly found in the workplace. With small class sizes, candidates will receive plenty of individual attention to ensure all their questions are answered.

All course delegates will receive a voucher for £20 off the cost of our popular tester packages and a £10 Annual PAT tester calibration discount voucher.

Using the voucher all delegates can buy a BattPAT tester for just £179, a MemoryPAT tester for just £259 or the NEW Bluetooth enabled MemoryPAT-Blu tester for only £313. Prices exclude vat. You also receive a voucher for £10 off any PAT tester calibration.

PAT Testing Competency Course - topics:

  • Regulations
  • HSE Recommendations
  • Planning
    • Equipment Register
    • Class I, Class II
    • Type of Appliance & Environment
    • Frequency of Inspection & Test
  • Implementation
    • Equipment Test Record & Labels
    • User Checks
    • Formal Visual Inspection
    • Testing
  • PAT Testing Adaptors
  • PAT Testing with other testers
    • Earth Continuity Tests and Long leads
    • Insulation Resistance test and surge protected appliances
    • Further testing practice
    • Other tests available on testers
  • More detail on fuses
    • Fuses and power rating
    • Fuses and cables
  • Practice on wiring a plug
  • Recommended checks during PAT testing
    • Testing Microwave ovens for leakage
    • Checking RCDs for correct operation
    • Electrical safety checks

Everyone satisfactorily completing the course will be awarded a Certificate of Competence in PAT Testing.

Comprehensive course notes are provided for each delegate. Our experienced course tutors are all qualified engineers with significant practical experience in the field of electrical safety, and will therefore be able to help you with any questions you may have on the day.

Ongoing technical support is available free of charge if the delegate finds they need help while PAT Testing after the course. The course price also includes lunch and refreshments during the day.

PAT Testing Competency Course - how to book

ONLINE: To book and pay by credit card please select the appropriate course below and continue with the purchase, ensuring each delegate name and the correct debit/credit card information is inserted when requested to do so. We will then send you a course confirmation and course information via e-mail within the next 36 hours.

BY TELEPHONE: If you prefer to book over the telephone, or if you are unsure and would like some advice simply call us on 01904 791050 or e-mail your query to

If you are a Local Authority school, college, university or registered Charity we accept official Purchase Orders.

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