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PAT Test - Competency in PAT

The Electricity at Work regulations states that:
"No person shall be engaged in any work activity where technical knowledge or experience is necessary to prevent danger, or where appropriate, injury, unless he possesses such knowledge or experience, or is under such degree of supervision as may be appropriate having regard to the nature of the work"

The IEE Code of Practice states:
those carrying out the inspection and testing must be competent to undertake the inspection and, where appropriate, testing of electrical equipment and appliances having due regard of their own safety and that of others.

The tester must have an understanding of the modes of electrical, mechanical or thermal damage to electrical equipment and appliances and their flexes which may be encountered in any environment.

Training must include the identification of equipment and appliance types to determine the test procedures and frequency of inspection and testing. Persons testing must be familiar with the test instruments used and in particular their limitations and restrictions so as to achieve repeatable results without damaging the equipment or the appliance.

What is clear is that there is no legal definition on how competency is achieved. Reports from customers of previous PAT companies employing scaffolders. providing a half day in house training program and declaring them competent does stretch the definition though.

JPS PAT engineers are trained by the Institute of Electrical engineers and hold the City and Guilds 2377 Certificate of Competence for the Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

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