The Association of British Theatre Technicians

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APRIL 2018




ABTT Portable Applicance Testing (PAT) Course


Royal Scottish National Orchestra Centre
Killermont Street,
Glasgow G2 3NX

Monday 9th April
Start Time: 10.00am
Cost: £120 +VAT for Members/ £150+VAT Non-Members

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What is the PAT Testing Course?

The Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) course is a one day which will set out systems to organise the portable appliance testing of theatre electrical equipment and for theatre electricians to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations for inspection & testing of portable appliances.

What does the course cover?

The course will cover topics such as visual inspection and electrical testing; testing periods; record keeping; managing the system of inspection and testing; selection of suitable testing instruments.
Following on from the governments Löfstedt Report, the course reflects the widely misunderstood requirement to carry out inspection annually, regardless of equipment, type, usage or environment, and the need to ‘risk assess’ the requirement for inspections and test.
The course also covers the use of hired equipment, examining where responsibilities lie with reference to the hire company and the hirer.

How do I apply?

To apply for the course, simply fill in the registration form  and return to the ABTT Office via email or post.
Please be aware that your course place will not be secured until full payment or purchase order has been received.


Royal Scottish National Orchestra Centre
Killermont Street,
Glasgow G2 3NX