08 Nov

Bitesize training: Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

CIEH member: £55
Affiliate member: £110
Non-member: £110
CIEH student member: £110

Two-hour bitesize training

Time: 10.00 - 12.00

Please note that this training will be delivered via the Zoom online platform.  Please ensure that you are able to access this prior to booking.

How do I pay? Please click on the book now to complete the online booking. If your local authority does not allow credit card payments please speak to our contact centre: 020 7827 5800, or email [email protected]

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Landlords and Commercial Business owners have a duty of care to ensure electrics are safe and in full working order at the start of a tenancy and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) is a recommended way to maintain your equipment in a safe and compliant manner. Depending on the licensing and insurance conditions of a property, PAT testing may or may not be mandatory.

In this online Bitesize training session, you will gain an insight into the Law and the Code of Practice for in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment, protective equipment, equipment and their construction, practical user checks and inspection and testing – formal visual and combined.


In this session, delegates will:

  • Understand why PAT tests are required
  • Understand who can PAT test
  • Understand the Code of Practice, types of equipment, class of equipment and their construction, visual inspection and combined inspection and testing
  • Be aware and have due regard for your own safety and that of others from the hazards of electrical supply and equipment
  • Understand the testing requirements along with test results
  • Do stickers on appliances justify a PAT test?
  • Know about the various documents and apps that can be used to demonstrate safe appliances

Who should attend

  • This training is particularly relevant to those who deal with licensed commercial properties
  • There is also a requirement in the rental and HMO marketplace
  • Environmental health dealing with hotels, parks, caravans and parks, rental, Air BnB, shops, supermarkets, hairdressers
  • There are numerous landlords and commercial business owners who are required to have PAT testing in place, especially from an insurance perspective

CPD: 2 hours

Ian Halton

With over 20 years of experience in the electrical trade, Ian Halton is an established voice within the industry. Through his role as Business Relationship Director at NAPIT (from 2010-2019) Ian has been responsible for educating Local Authorities across the country on the latest electrical issues. Since leaving NAPIT, Ian has continued to work with the CIEH, RNLA and Local Authorities.  Prior to working for NAPIT, Ian spent 9 years in the installation sector, with this knowledge now informing his current work with Local Authorities. In his spare time Ian enjoys golf, running and squash.

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