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PAT: Portable Appliance Testing [Paperback]

Brian Scaddan
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5 May 2011 0080969194 978-0080969190 3
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require 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 2377-22 and 32 exams that anyone who conducts this work is required to take by law.

It is an affordable and handy reference for electricians who administer PAT. It is also an ideal refesher and revision guide for the non-specialist, such as maintenance staff, caretakers and charity shop volunteers who carry out these tasks part-time, alongside their many other duties.

Brian Scaddan, I Eng, MIET, is a consultant for and an Honorary Member of City & Guilds. He has over 35 years’ experience in Further Education and training. He is Director of Brian Scaddan Associates Ltd, an approved City and Guilds and NICEIC training centre offering courses on all aspects of Electrical Installation Contracting including the C&G 2377 series. He is also a leading author on books on electrical installation.

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (5 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0080969194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0080969190
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 276,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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)

About the Author

Brian Scaddan is a consultant and an Honorary Member of City and Guilds. He has over 35 years' experience in Further Education, and is now Director of Brian Scaddan Associates, Engineering Training Consultants. He is a leading author of books on electrical installation, inspection and testing, including IEE Wiring Regulations: Explained and Illustrated and Electrical Installation Work. Brian also runs PAT training courses for the City & Guilds 2377 exam.

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
i bought this along with the IEE code of practice for in service inspection and testing of electrical equipment, in preparation for the c&g2377 exam. (i have worked in industry for many years as a domestic appliance engineer for bosch siemens and electrolux and have just got a job PAT testing for a local college - hence why i am sitting the exam)i think the main problem of the book is it tries to be a bit of everything, without focusing specifically on key areas. the book constantly makes reference to the code of practice (which you will need so save your money and just buy that instead) and is not comprehensive enough to even answer all the example questions in the back of the book. two key points 1)the book makes no reference as far as i recall to the labelling of appliances tested. 2) on the subject of touch current, the author makes the excuse 'the exact method of conducing this test is not at all clear in the code of practice, and as it is quite unusual to perform such a test in normal circumstances it has been omitted from this volume'(page36). i confess the reference to protective conductor/touch current measuremnt in the code of practice isn't very clear, however i understood it after reading it through a couple of times! (it's simply refering to what used to be known as earth leakage current) Not at all what i would expect from a chief examiner and honary member of the city & guilds who runs pat testing courses!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dated 31 July 2007
Format:Paperback
The format of this book is very much as a classroom text book. It is of very limited use as a guide or for information outside a classroom with a tutor to expand on the theory and practice. To be fair that is basically its intended market. But as a reference book or for self tuition it is pretty hopeless as are many of these in this series. Better to buy the IEE guide as a reference book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money, don't bother buying this book! 7 Dec 2009
Format:Paperback
If you have a copy of The IEE code of practice for In-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment (3rd edition), this book is completely useless, there is very little or nothing new discuseed that is not in the book above, save your money, if you do want a book on PAT testing, get the IEE code of practice, it's all you'll need!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PAT GUIDE 10 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent pocket sized book to accompany the EXAM SUCCESS IEE CODE OF PRACTICE 2377 in portable appliance testing it is bang up to date with the latest legislation for the City and Guilds 2377-11 and 2377-12 it covers the in service inspection and testing of electrical equiptment second edition, not unlike the other book Exam success it is well written by a very experienced electrical consultant who for a change knows what he is taking about !The book is comprehensive as it is consise, it well laid out in sections and relevant. It has excellent schematic diagrams showing different appliances, it shows the table for routine testing of different kinds of appliances in different types of work situations. It is good value for money. I bought it before I go to college for two days to take the PAT exam and test on line it is invaluable for that. Recommended to first timers and a refresher to others who wish to keep up to date.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It does exactly what it says on the cover 21 Feb 2004
Format:Paperback
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. It would be an advantage to read the IEE guidelines subsequent to the book. All in all a handy reference book for quick check backs and decent refresher quiz on relevant questions.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Hit or Miss? 1 Feb 2008
Format:Paperback
Several mistakes in the sample questions and answers. Never mind, we are only dealing with electricity! This from a C&G chief examiner? Better to buy the IEE Code of Practice instead.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible 19 Sep 2010
By david
Format:Kindle Edition
One of the worst books I have ever read. In places it appears to be wrong, if you want to learn about PAT testing dont waste you time on this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pat Portable Appliance Testing - Scadden 27 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book does help on the most basics of PAT testing, but is too basic to be a lot of use. Fine if you just want an almost laymans first information on PAT testing. Considering that this is written by a chief examiner, it is extremely basic ie insufficient explanation of some topics - eg the management of PAT testing is hardly touched on at all, yet if you are studying for City & Guilds 2377-100, that is the major exam, 45 questions. The sample exam questions at the back are useful, until you try to mark them using the answers listed in the book. One is absolutely wrong - Management section, Q21 what details to be recorded when carrying out a safety check? answer according to the book - User check revealing no damage - WRONG! So what else is wrong or unreliable in the book? .....written by a chief examiner? If you want very basic info, fine, buy the book, If you are planning to go into PAT testing seriously, save your money and go straight to the IEE Code of Practice - everything is in there and it is not hard to understand.
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