Pat Testing Online Practice - Free (2014.1)

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A selection of questions taken from the best-selling Electacourse PAT Testing Exam Simulator. Purchased either on its own or as part of the popular Electacourse PAT Testing Revision Course, the PAT Testing Exam Simulator has been used by hundreds of UK electricians to help them gain the Portable Appliance Testing qualification


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Information on the Electricity at Work Regulations can be found in the HSE publication
    • A. 

      Guidance Note 3

    • B. 

      On-Site Guide

    • C. 

      The Memorandum of Guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

    • D. 

      The Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

  • 2. 
    Users of electrical equipment have responsibilities, which include ensuring the equipment they use has no obvious visual damage or defects. If a user becomes aware that the equipment they are using is defective, they should
    • A. 

      Remove the equipment from service and report the defect

    • B. 

      Remove the plug from the equipment to ensure that it cannot be used

    • C. 

      Inform all potential users of the defect

    • D. 

      Label the equipment as ‘Potentially Dangerous’

  • 3. 
    Records of test results and maintenance carried out on electrical equipment should be kept
    • A. 

      For 12 months

    • B. 

      For 2 years

    • C. 

      There is no legal requirement to keep records

    • D. 

      Until the equipment changes ownership

  • 4. 
    It is necessary to keep records of maintenance and test results in order to
    • A. 

      Guarantee safety

    • B. 

      Placate the customer

    • C. 

      Absolve liability on the inspector

    • D. 

      Demonstrate that an effective maintenance system is in place

  • 5. 
    Identify the missing word(s) from Regulation 4(2) of the Electricity at Work Regulations - ‘As may be necessary to prevent danger, all systems shall be ____________ so as to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, such danger’
    • A. 

      Inspected

    • B. 

      Maintained

    • C. 

      Tested

    • D. 

      Inspected and tested

  • 6. 
    The Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4e does not deal with
    • A. 

      Legislation releating to the supply of second hand equipment

    • B. 

      Adequate record keeping

    • C. 

      Equipment supplied at voltages of 1000 V a.c.

    • D. 

      Microwave leakage

  • 7. 
    The Code of Practice recognises a 'person with technical knowledge or sufficient experience to enable him/her to avoid the dangers that electricity may create' as a
    • A. 

      Competent person

    • B. 

      Experienced person

    • C. 

      Trained person

    • D. 

      Skilled person

  • 8. 
    The Code of Practice recognises a person who is neither a skilled person nor an instructed person as
    • A. 

      An in-competent person

    • B. 

      An ordinary person

    • C. 

      A general worker

    • D. 

      An un-skilled person

  • 9. 
    The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 puts a duty of care on
    • A. 

      The employer

    • B. 

      The employee

    • C. 

      The supervisor

    • D. 

      Both employer and employee

  • 10. 
    Regulation 4(1) of The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 states that every employer shall ensure that work equipment is so constructed or adapted as to be
    • A. 

      Safe to use under all circumstances

    • B. 

      Suitable for use by an ordinary person

    • C. 

      Suitable for the purpose for which it is used or provided

    • D. 

      Safe in skilled hands

  • 11. 
    Regulation 12 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 deals with
    • A. 

      Persons to be competent to prevent danger and injury

    • B. 

      Strength and capability of electrical equipment

    • C. 

      Means of cutting off the supply and for isolation

    • D. 

      Working space, access and lighting

  • 12. 
    When considering in service inspection and testing, certain regulations in the Electricity at Work Regulations are particularly important. One of these is Regulation 10, which concerns
    • A. 

      Work on or near live conductors

    • B. 

      Connections

    • C. 

      persons to be competent to prevent danger and injury

    • D. 

      Strength and capability of electrical equipment

  • 13. 
    Certain regulations in the Electricity at Work Regulations are particularly important to the issues surrounding in-service inspection and testing. One of these is Regulation 14 which concerns
    • A. 

      Work on or near live conductors

    • B. 

      Systems, work activities and protective equipment

    • C. 

      Precautions for work on equipment made dead

    • D. 

      Means of cutting off the supply and for isolation

  • 14. 
    The Workplace (Health, safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 require that workplace equipment, devices and systems are
    • A. 

      Unavailable to ordinary persons

    • B. 

      Only available to skilled personnel

    • C. 

      Maintained

    • D. 

      Clearly labelled as to their purpose

  • 15. 
    The Electricity at Work Regulations requires that persons are competent to perform their duties. The regulation that requires this is
    • A. 

      Regulation 10

    • B. 

      Regulation 12

    • C. 

      Regulation 16

    • D. 

      Regulation 4

  • 16. 
    Many faults can be determined by a visual inspection. This vital safety precaution is usually carried out by the person most familiar with the equipment and is known as
    • A. 

      A formal visual inspection

    • B. 

      A user check

    • C. 

      An administrator check

    • D. 

      A brief check

  • 17. 
    The Electricity at Work Regulations apply to
    • A. 

      All electrical equipment

    • B. 

      Electrical equipment in the workplace only

    • C. 

      Electrical equipment supplied at voltages of less than 1000 V a.c. only

    • D. 

      Portable electrical appliances only

  • 18. 
    Before being put into service for the first time, newly installed work equipment should be
    • A. 

      Maintained

    • B. 

      Run-in

    • C. 

      Inspected

    • D. 

      Used only by the most experienced user

  • 19. 
    The Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998 (PUWER) applies only to
    • A. 

      Self-employed workers

    • B. 

      Work equipment used by workers at work

    • C. 

      Portable equipment

    • D. 

      Portable and transportable equipment

  • 20. 
    Regulation 9 of PUWER requires employers to ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purposes of
    • A. 

      Health and safety

    • B. 

      Electrical safety

    • C. 

      An efficient workplace

    • D. 

      Legal compliance

  • 21. 
    Regulation 6 of the Electricity at Work Regulations concerns adverse or hazardous environments. Where equipment may be exposed to the effects of wet or dusty conditions, particular attention should be paid to the
    • A. 

      Equipment vibration levels

    • B. 

      User's PPE

    • C. 

      Equipment earthing

    • D. 

      IP rating

  • 22. 
    Where The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 states that equipment must be in an efficient state, the term ‘efficient’ is being used in the context of
    • A. 

      Safety

    • B. 

      Efficient use of power

    • C. 

      Reliability

    • D. 

      Ease of use

  • 23. 
    Identify the non-statutory document which will be of assistance with portable appliance testing
    • A. 

      EAWR

    • B. 

      PUWER

    • C. 

      IEE Code of Practice for in-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

    • D. 

      Memorandum of Guidance HSR 25

  • 24. 
    Identify one of the following that would not be covered under the scope of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
    • A. 

      A hobbyist’s pillar drill in a domestic workshop

    • B. 

      A 12 V d.c. hand vacuum in an office

    • C. 

      An emergency re-chargeable torch and holder in a shop

    • D. 

      A battery powered light in a fairground kiosk

  • 25. 
    The person who’s responsibility is to ensure equipment is maintained in good order under The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, is the
    • A. 

      Employee

    • B. 

      User

    • C. 

      Self-employed contractor

    • D. 

      The employer

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