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PAT: Portable Appliance Testing

In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment, 4th Edition

By Brian Scaddan


74 pages | 13 Color Illus.

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  • Fully up-to-date with the relevant parts of the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations: Amendment 3 and the 2012 Code of Practice
  • Provides all the required information on portable appliance testing in a user-friendly manner
  • Expert advice from an engineering training consultant, supported with colour diagrams, examples and tables

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires 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 exam. It is also an ideal revision guide for the non-specialist, such as maintenance staff and caretakers who carry out these tasks part-time, alongside their many other duties.


"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)

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Legislation 2. Setting up 3. Equipment to be Inspected and Tested 4. Inspection 5. Combined Inspection and Testing. Appendices Index.

About the Author

Brian Scaddan, I Eng, MIET, is a consultant for and an Honorary Member of City & Guilds with over 40 years’ experience in Further Education and training. He is Director of Brian Scaddan Associates Ltd, an approved City & Guilds training centre offering courses on all aspects of Electrical Installation Contracting including the C&G 2382-15, 2392-10, 2377-22, 2394-01, 2395-01, 2396-01. He is also a leading author of books for these courses.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Electrical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General