This one day course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to those persons who are nominated as the competent person for undertaking portable appliance testing as required by the Electricity at Work Regulation 1989 (EAW).
Delegates will gain understanding of electricity and knowledge on classification of equipment and associated tests. Delegates will also gain practical experience in the use of portable appliance testing equipment.
Those who have been designated the responsibility to undertake testing and maintenance of portable appliance equipment.
The material is suitable for delegates with no experience in electrical safety, although a basic understanding of working with electricity would be an advantage.
- The legal context and responsibilities of employers and owners (i.e. the Electricity at Work Act)
- Principles of electricity
- Classification of equipment
- Cables, extensions and leads
- Labelling and recording
- Practical testing
- Downloading (if applicable)
At the end of this course you should be able to:
- Understanding of the legal requirements (EAW 1989)
- Understanding of the insulators, conductors, voltage, current and resistance
- Understanding of how to identify the class of an appliance
- Understanding of how to inspect equipment
- Understanding of how tests are performed
- Understanding of the techniques of testing leads and extension leads
- Understanding of how to indicate passes/ fails and how to record the result
- Understanding of how to test a range of appliances
- Understanding of how to download data from the testers memory
- Understanding of how to test safely