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An easy read that covers all the relevant points of the subject
on 24 September 2009
This is a bottom up approach to the subject. The book makes no assumptions about the reader's level of knowledge to start with. It seems to cover all the basics and gently introduces the reader to why and how PAT testing is performed as part of the health and safety requirements of a managed quality system.
Having said that, it is a surprisingly easy read. I had expected a text book on this subject to be hard going and perhaps rather tedious, but this is not the case. It is remarkably practical, with a common sense approach and a style that does not leave the reader floundering in technical jargon. The colourful layout and extensive use of example photographs and diagrams helps to make this handbook easy to use.
The text includes template documents for planning a test regime and recording results and provides a description of the procedures required to test the majority of applicable appliances that could be expected to be found in an office based workplace or domestic environment.
This is not a text book specifically for passing trade related exams on the subject but will undoubtedly provide an invaluable reference source. If you need to find out about PAT testing, what is required and how to go about doing it then this book should provide the answer.