The Manual of Portable Appliance Testing gives practical answers to questions raised
during PAT testing. It is much easier to understand than the IEE Code of Practice
(COP). It strikes a balance between giving enough technical background and easy to
follow practical advice in implementing a PAT testing scheme.
Someone wanting to undertake PAT testing using a PASS/FAIL PAT Tester need only read
through the Overview, Planning and Doing the Work sections to get started. If they
come across any appliances that they are not quite sure how to test, then a quick
look within the Test Examples section should provide an answer.
For those wanting more technical information on how the tests are done and how to
interpret the test results, the PAT Testing: Technical Information section should
provide all the answers they are looking for. This section contains many practical
tips and hints regarding PAT Testing of a variety of appliances that are found in
offices, homes, schools and factories. Many of these are based around questions either
from delegates or calls to our technical support line. Useful reference information
has been tucked away in the Appendix. This includes a chapter on Basic Electrical
Theory and a background to Electric Shock.
This book is equally valuable to the newcomer to PAT Testing who intends to test
in-house as well as the more experienced practitioner who plans to provide a PAT
Testing service to other companies.
This book is available in print from many on-line bookstores throughout the world