We hosted a series of webinars over a period of 8 weeks where we discussed a number of topics covered on a PAT Testing Course. These webinars are designed to be refresher sessions and are not a certified PAT Testing Course.
Here is what has been covered:
Introduction to PAT (View the recording below)
This session gives and overview of the subject and outlines what PAT is, what are he legal requirements and what equipment needs to be included.
Basic Theory and Terminology (View the recording below)
In this session we look at the electrical theory behind PAT testing, common units of measurement and the meaning of many of the terms and phrases used in PAT.
Type of Equipment and their Construction (View the recording below)
Here we will look at the types of equipment that require PAT and how they are constructed to protect against electric shock.
User Checks and Visual Inspection (View the recording below)
In this session we explain the process of visually inspecting equipment for signs of damage and what to look out for when performing User Checks and Formal Visual Inspections.
Basic PAT Tests (View the recording below)
This session contains guidance on the standard PAT tests, earth continuity and insulation resistance. We look at what the tests are measuring, PASS/FAIL limits and how to connect test equipment to carry out these tests.
Advanced PAT Tests (View the recording below)
This session is a more in-depth look at more advanced PAT tests. We look specifically at leakage tests (PE Current, Touch Current & Alternative Leakage) and also RCD testing.
PAT Risk Assessment (View the recording below)
In this session we will look at the process of designing a risk based PAT management system. We will cover how to perform PAT risk assessments and what control measures we can introduce to lower risk levels.
Record Keeping and Documentation(View the recording below)
Here we will discuss how we can create and maintain proper records of the PAT process to document our activities and what systems can be used to automate this.