This is the 4th edition of the IET's Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
The book has been revised to take account of the PAT aspects of Professor Löfstedt's report and the HSE view that promotes a proportionate risk-based approach when assessing the safety of electrical equipment and appliances. This will help users, those responsible for the equipment and testers of the equipment to maintain safety.
HSE encourages the adoption of this approach.
The changes will also be reflected in the City & Guilds 2377 course.
The Code of Practice enables duty holders to understand the requirements placed on them in law to maintain electrical equipment, using correct documentation, that falls under their control and to understand what inspection and testing involves. It also gives guidance to those carrying out in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment (PAT).
- Chapter 1: Scope
- Chapter 2: Definitions
- Chapter 3: The law
- Chapter 4: Fixed electrical installation
- Chapter 5: Types of electrical equipment
- Chapter 6: The electrical tests
- Chapter 7: In-service inspection and testing
- Chapter 8: Procedures for in-service inspection and testing
- Chapter 9: Training
- Chapter 10: Test instruments
- Part 2: Inspection and Testing (including user checks)
- Chapter 11: Equipment construction types
- Chapter 12: Types of inspection and testing
- Chapter 13: The user check
- Chapter 14: The formal visual inspection
- Chapter 15: Combined inspection and testing
- Chapter 16: New and third party equipment
- Part 3: Appendices
- Appendix I: British Standards
- Appendix II: Legal references and notes
- Appendix III: The Electricity at Work Regulations
- Appendix IV: Summary of legislation and guidance
- Appendix V: Model forms for in-service inspection and testing
- Appendix VI: Resistance of flexible cables
- Appendix VII: Checks to be made on a plug, a cable and an extension lead
- Appendix VII: Guide to isolation procedures