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Martindale PAT Testing Guide Book (A4 size, 96 page)

An Illustrated Guide is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of PAT testing.
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This is a 96 page illustrated guide to PAT testing, which incorporates the changes to the Code of Practice 4th Edition. Whether you are new to PAT testing, or need an up-to-date reference, this guide is for you.

The guidebook looks at what the current requirements are, how to identify appliance types, tests that need to be carried out and how to maintain accurate records. In addition, there is a technical section on the tests and examples of common appliances and how they should be tested.

Table of Contents


  • Why do we have to PAT Test?
  • Health & Safety Executive Guidelines


  • Getting ready
  • Class of equipment
  • Types of electrical appliances
  • Work environments
  • How often do you maintain equipment

Doing the Work

  • Test records and labels
  • User checks
  • Formal visual inspection
  • Fuses
  • Testing

PAT Testing: Technical Information

  • Earth Continuity test
  • Insulation Resistance test
  • Earth Leakage test
  • Other tests
  • PAT Testers

Test Examples

  • Electric kettles and other kitchen appliances
  • Electric fans and heaters
  • Lamps and other household appliances
  • Microwave ovens
  • Power Tools and other workshop appliances
  • Desktop PCs, laptops, monitors and office IT equipment
  • IEC leads and mains extensions
  • Residual Current Devices (RCDs)
  • 110V Transformers and extensions
  • 3-phase appliances and extensions
  • Useful PAT Testing adaptors


  • Basic electrical theory
  • Wiring plugs
  • Cable types
  • Electrical installation and earthing
  • Selling second hand appliances
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Manufacturer Part NumberMARPATGUIDE
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