Electrical Safety – a Course for the PAT Testing Technician


A course to train a Competent Person how to be the Electrical Safety Lead and undertake the required Inspection and Test of Electrical Appliances and Equipment

Who is this course for?

Someone who has some working knowledge of electricity and working with hand tools, who is able to take on the role as an organisation’s lead person for electrical safety known as “The Competent Person” and as the organisations PAT Testing Technician. Also, ideally suited for anyone who wishes to re-train into a new career in self-employment

Course Outline: (Approx. 6 Hrs)

  • Principals of Electricity
  • The Law
  • Classes & Types of equipment
  • Working Environments
  • Inspection frequencies and test regimes
  • Visual inspections, identification of faults & minor rewire or repairs
  • PAT Testing
  • Record keeping
  • Use of software solutions


  • Short multiple-choice test
  • Practical test- inspecting, rewiring & repairing minor faults


  • Certificate of Achievement
  • A kit of tools, PAT Testing Handbook, IET 4th Ed Guide is provided as part of this course