CLEAPSS electrical inspection and testing (PAT testing) RP633

Ensure your electrical inspecting and testing knowledge is up-to-date with this hands-on course.


Designed for staff who will be undertaking the function of carrying out inspection and testing of portable electrical equipment in schools and colleges. Although the technical content of the course has been kept as straightforward as possible, a basic understanding of electricity and electric circuits is assumed.


During the course, the following items will normally be covered:

  • an introduction to electrical safety and the Electricity at Work regulations
  • what the regulations say and what they don't say
  • the object of the tests
  • the importance of the visual inspection

In order to fulfil the visual inspection the following will also be covered:

  • mains plugs
  • cables
  • fuses
  • using a portable appliance tester and recording the results


The course fee relates to CLEAPSS members, an additional charge may be applicable for non members.

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