In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT) 2377-22 Level 3 Award

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Summary

The Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) state that all portable appliances shall be regularly maintained so as to prevent danger. Electrical Equipment, such as portable appliances and fixed equipment, need to be tested in accordance with the IEE Code of Practice.

This course is aimed at those who undertake the practical inspection and testing of electrical equipment and wish to gain a qualification to demonstrate their competence to carry out Portable Appliance Testing.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates must be over the age of 18.

It is strongly recommended that candidates entering the C&G 2377-22 have a basic understanding of electrical principles and should be familiar with electrical systems and hazards of electricity.

What subjects will I study?

The course covers the following topics:

1. Equipment Construction –
Types of equipment, classification marks and form of construction; electric shock due to lack of, or inadequate, protection; protection against electric shock; RCD protection; effects of flexible leads and cord sets’ resistance on disconnection times.

2. Inspection –
Initial frequencies for user checks and visual/combined inspections; items that can be inspected; carrying out visual inspections.

3. Combined Inspection and Testing –
Conducting visual inspection/examination of equipment; the purpose of different types of test; types of instrument that can be used to test electrical equipment.

4. The Use of Instruments and Recording Data –
Minimum and maximum conductor and insulation resistances; ‘leakage’ and ‘touch’ currents; identification label information; interpreting test results to recognise deteriorating information.

5. Equipment –
Requirements for procedures to deal with damaged and faulty equipment; testing procedures for microwaves; considerations for IT equipment; requirements for appliance flexible cables; tests required following equipment repair.

How will I learn?

By a mixture of classroom delivery, practical exercises, group discussions and activities.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by a one-hour online multiple choice exam consisting of 30 questions relating to the 5 subject areas covered during the course. Each of the subject areas carries a weighting of 20% towards the overall mark.

City and Guilds do not divulge the pass mark.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Other courses that may be of interest to you include:

• Level 3 Award in the Requirments Electrical Installations BS 7671 (2382)
• Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations
• Level 3 Award in Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Istallations (2395)
• Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (2396)

How long is the course?

The course is delivered over 4 days.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. The quoted fee includes all relevant registration, exam fees and course book(s).

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