In-Service Inspection and Testing (PAT)

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Course Overview

Endorsed by City & Guilds for the new 2020 2377 Electrical Equipment Maintenance and testing qualification, the course covers the requirements of the 5th Edition of The Code of Practice for the In‑Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. The Code of Practice has been extensively updated and includes the requirements for managing and carrying out the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

As part of the course, learners will have access to three practice examination tests in order to prepare for the City & Guilds In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 2377. A certificate of completion is issued upon finishing the course which can then be presented to your local assessment centre in order to take the exam.

Content covered in this online course includes:

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Legal requirements
  • Equipment scope and the need for maintenance
  • Training and competence
  • Equipment classifications
  • User checks
  • Formal Visual inspection
  • Test instruments
  • Electrical tests
  • The frequency on in-service inspection and testing
  • Reporting and record keeping 
  • New and third-party equipment
  • Appendix 1 – British Standards
  • Appendix 2 – IP and IK Codes
  • Appendix 3 – Changes to electrical safety terminology and classification
  • Appendix 4 – Model forms
  • Appendix 5 – Resistances of flexible cables
  • Appendix 6 – User checks and formal visual inspection
  • Appendix 7  – Equipment racks and bays
  • Appendix 8 – Electrical units and calculations relating to the inspection and testing of electrical equipment
  • Appendix 9 – Example risk assessments

What you will learn

  • Understand the requirements of the Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
  • Be aware of the legal requirements for maintenance of electrical equipment
  • Understand the scope and requirements of Maintenance
  • Be able to identify the classification of equipment
  • Be familiar with the requirements of inspection for users and formal visual inspection

Who should learn

There are no pre-requisites for candidates undertaking this course and no previous knowledge of the subject is required.

Some understanding of electrical terminology and practices could be an advantage, but the course covers the issues related to the inspection and testing of equipment sufficiently.