ELECTRICAL testing expert Seaward is hitting the road again with a brand new series of workshops aimed at equipping people with the knowledge they need to carry out effective PAT testing.
Portable appliance tests (PAT) are quick and simple checks performed on electrical appliances.
The free workshops are designed to answer common questions about the tests – with a focus on detecting dangerous counterfeit and substandard goods.
Employers are legally required to ensure any electrical equipment they provide to staff is maintained in a safe condition.
PAT testing and visual inspections can highlight problems such as simple wear and tear and counterfeit appliances that don’t meet UK safety standards – but it’s important to know what to look for.
The sessions will also cover key topics such as legislation, test types and testing laptops, chargers and low voltage equipment.
Attendees will get the opportunity to ask their own questions – as well as the chance to win a PrimeTest 100 PAT tester at every workshop.
Richard Slade, UK field sales manager at Seaward, said: “We take our responsibility as an industry educator incredibly seriously – and our free workshops are just one of the ways we can support and inform our customers.
“As well as picking up some important tips about PAT testing, we’re also offering attendees one-to-one technical support and an introduction to the latest equipment – including our popular Apollo+ series.
“Previous sessions have proved very popular so I’d encourage anyone who is interested in attending to register early to avoid disappointment.”
Delivered by experts from Seaward, the workshops will visit: Maidstone (Mar 15); Cambridge (Mar 22); Stockton (Mar 22); Heathrow (Mar 29); Manchester (Mar 29); Birmingham (Apr 26); Leeds (Apr 26); Cardiff (May 3); Belfast (May 3); Portsmouth (May 10); Stoke (May 10); Potters Bar (May 17); Loughborough (May 17) and Glasgow (May 24).
For more information and to register visit seaward.co.uk/patworkshops