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1 Day Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing

A basic understanding of electrical safety principles.

The day is made up of the law, code of practice, practical training, theory and practical examinations that will lead you to be able to PAT test your own equipment. This will enable you to maintain your equipment in a safe and compliant manner.

The course is designed for Landlords to carry out the checks on their own properties. To carry out these tests commercially, we would recommend gaining a formal PAT testing qualification, and Public Liability and Indemnity insurance.

We can via NAPIT give you access after the course to take a formal qualification if you wish to do PAT testing professionally.

Course Content

The Law and The Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

  • We will go over the legal requirements, statutory documents and additional legislation, plus the Code of Practice and best practice guides, for you to comply with the Law.

Protective Equipment

  • An overview for the various protective devices and what they are protecting. This will include MCBs, Rewireable Fuses, RCDs, RCBOs and standard plug top fuses.

Equipment and their construction

  • We will cover all the various types of equipment and their construction.
  • We will not be covering Fixed Appliance Testing as this would require a higher degree of electrical safety awareness not provided by this course.

Practical User Checks

  • We will demonstrate a user check, showing how you can train your tenants to inform you about practical user issues identified.

Inspection and Testing - Formal Visual and Combined

  • The elements that form the correct procedure for PAT testing appliances. This includes a Formal Visual Inspection, a Combined Inspection and Testing log, along with the recording of this information on various COP forms.

Test Equipment and how to use them

  • There will be various test equipment available on the day for you to use, or preferably you can take up the Kewtech Offering for a Landlords Start up kit.

Theory and Practical Examinations

  • There will be a number of multiple choice open book questions on the various chapters in the Code of Practice.
  • Along with the practical training, we will then towards the end of the day carry out a Practical Examination of different classes of equipment to prove you have understood and can apply these legal principles around "maintaining the equipment".


This interactive course is designed to educate landlords and managing agents on the different legislation and regulations surrounding Portable Appliance Equipment. This will give them an in-depth understanding of the steps they must take to correctly maintain their equipment safely in the property that they supply. Understanding of the below regulations and industry documents will be achieved:

  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
  • The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
  • The Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Housing Act 2004
  • Waste Electronic & Electrical Equipment Regulations 2006
  • British Standard Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 Amendment 3: 2015
  • HSE Advice for PAT testing in Low Risk Environments
  • Home Safety Guidance

The course is suitable for

  • This course is essential for all landlords whether they rent property as single dwellings, HMOs or blocks.
  • All managing and letting agents
  • Block managers
RLA Member
from £144.00
Non Member
from £180.00
Date Time Location  
4th October
10:00 - 16:00 Oldham Book Now
13th November
10:00 - 16:00 London Book Now

Continuous Professional Development

Remember that Continuous Professional Development points (CPD) apply to RLA courses. You can also get CPD points for being a member of the Residential Landlords Association.

What else can apply to my CPD?

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Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme

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This course is worth 4 basic CPD points with the Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme

RLAAS is a national scheme who aim to encourage, acknowledge and actively promote good standards and management practice by owners and to assist owners and tenants to undertake their respective responsibilities to each other.

RLAAS is open to all landlords who operate in the private sector, and accreditation is FREE. Members of RLAAS also receive a discount when enroling for a course operated by the Residential Landlord's Association.

To find out more, and what RLAAS means to landlords and tenants across the country, visit the RLAAS website.

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