PAT: Portable Appliance Testing
Routledge – 2011 – 70 pages
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require any electrical system to be constructed, maintained and used in such a manner as to prevent danger. This means that inspection and testing of systems, including portable appliances, is needed in order to determine if maintenance is required.
This book explains in clear language what needs to be done and includes expert advice on legislation as well as actual testing. The book contains an appendix providing the electrical fundamentals needed by non-specialists and also has sample questions (with answers) for the C&G 2377-22 and 32 exams that anyone who conducts this work is required to take by law.
It is an affordable and handy reference for electricians who administer PAT. It is also an ideal refesher and revision guide for the non-specialist, such as maintenance staff, caretakers and charity shop volunteers who carry out these tasks part-time, alongside their many other duties.
Brian Scaddan, I Eng, MIET, is a consultant for and an Honorary Member of City & Guilds. He has over 35 years’ experience in Further Education and training. He is Director of Brian Scaddan Associates Ltd, an approved City and Guilds and NICEIC training centre offering courses on all aspects of Electrical Installation Contracting including the C&G 2377 series. He is also a leading author on books on electrical installation.
"A good solid basis on which to learn about In service testing. This book gives you the basics of the subject, including legislation as well as actual testing. […] All in all a handy reference book for quick check backs and decent refresher quiz on relevant questions." AMAZON.CO.UK READER REVIEW (review of previous edition)
Legislation; Setting up; Equipment to be Inspected and Tested; Inspection; Combined Inspection and Testing; Appendices; Index.