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PAT Tester Training Course

PAT Tester Training Course - One Day Hands on Course





(£162.00 inc tax)
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PAT Tester Training Course

Parker Bell recognise that it may be useful to attend a PAT Tester Training Course to ensure that you or your company's PAT Tester understand the responsibility of being a PAT Tester or understand exactly how to do PAT Testing.

For this reason Parker Bell offer PAT Tester Training Courses to small groups of individuals.


Practical, relaxed and informal

Our PAT Tester Training  Courses are specifically designed for the individuals who are going to be responsible for carrying out the PAT Testing. The courses are practical and informal and our expert PAT Tester Trainers provide a relaxed atmosphere enabling participants to ask questions, fully participate and develop confident PAT Testing skills.


PAT Tester Training Course location


Our one-day PAT Tester Training Courses are held in Exeter, Devon. There are excellent road, rail and air links to and from Exeter and we can provide local visitor information if required. The course starts at 10.30am giving ample time for those travelling from afar.

How much does the PAT Tester Training Course cost?

Our one day PAT Tester Training Course cost from £135 + vat per person and include a buffet lunch, all refreshments and course materials. Course attendance will automatically entitle you to a discount of 10% on our range of PAT Tester Kits. View our range here


PAT Tester Training Course content

Attendees will receive step-by-step practical instruction on how to complete Portable Electrical Appliance PAT Testing safely and effectively including:

  • PAT Testing legislation and current IET code of practice
  • Carrying out visual inspection of portable electrical appliances including office, kitchen & IT equipment
  • Determining Class I and Class II portable electrical appliances
  • Testing Class I appliances
  • Testing Class II appliances
  • Testing an IEC lead
  • Testing an extension lead
  • Understanding fuse ratings
  • PASS / FAIL Test labelling
  • Plug wiring and general information about electricity
  • Keeping accurate PAT Testing records and portable appliance maintenance records.


PAT Tester Training Certificate

On successful completion of the PAT Testing Training course, each candidate will receive a certificate confirming their successful completion of the PAT Tester Training course, and confirming that they have demonstrated their competence at carrying out PAT Testing.


'The PB500 has proved to be very user friendly and simple to use. It is good that it is portable and light and does not take long to set up. A valuable asset to our business. We would highly recommend Parker Bell for the PAT testing training course. It was a very enjoyable day and the trainer provided a friendly atmosphere as well as clear tuition so that we were able to gain confidence and adequate knowledge. There was plenty of time for questions and discussion, the small group worked particularly well.'

Barrie Miller & Rachel Fradgley, Property maintenance team from North Devon.


Many Thanks for the course on the 28th Andy said it was very good

Thank you for a very interesting and informative day yesterday. All attendees had different backgrounds but worked well together. You created a comfortable atmosphere throughout the day which made it enjoyable.

Thank you for all your kindness assistance and training on the PAT Testing course. It was an informal and relaxing atmosphere enabling each to interact and share much, in addition to having the time which was ample to physically contact the PAT Testing itself. From my perspective a most thoroughly enjoyable day. One where I learned much about PAT Testing.

Earth Continuity

Pass Limit

0.2 Ohms


+/- 0.03 Ohms

Test Current

200mA minimum

Test Voltage

9V nominal

Insulation Resistance

Pass Limit

1.0M Ohms CL I

2.0M Ohms CL II

2.0M Ohms Mains Cord


+/- 0.1M Ohms

Test Voltage

Test Current

>1mA into 500k Ohms

Test Current

<2mA into 2k Ohms

Cord Test

Earth continuity, insulation resistance as above. Check for Live and Neutral open circuit, short circuit or reversed polarity.

Environmental Rating

Operating Temperature Range 0°C to 40°, without moisture condensation.
Storage Temperature Range -25° to 65° Batteries should be removed prior to storage.
Overvoltage Category 300V CAT II 

You don't need to be an electrician to PAT Test. There is nothing to say that you have to attend a training course, the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) merely state that the testing must be carrried out by a competent person.

So how do you become competent? Well it boils down to having the necessary knowledge or skill to do something. For many people our instructional DVD is sufficient as it will take you through all steps of testing. If however, you are expecting your employees to carry out your company's PAT Testing, you may feel more confident knowing that you have sent them on a comprehensive course, that will ensure that they leave feeling confident and fully trained.

Our course includes:

  • Discounted PB500 (save 10% when buying the kit)
  • Free Course Materials
  • Free refreshments and lunch
  • Free Parking
  • Full PAT Tester Training
  • The visual inspection
  • Plug and fuse training
  • How to log and complete PAT Testing records
  • Test frequency and other legislative information
  • Plenty of hands on practical testing
After the course, our support continues. You can seak with one of our technicians between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to received free support and advice. Just call us on 01392 364933.   


The IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment (4th Edition) states that "The accuracy of a test instrument be verified annually or in accrodance with the manufacturer's instructions." 

"Such machine testing should be carried out by a formal calibration house, and the testing of the test leads should be assessed at the time of calibration."