Who can become an EET Tester?

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Anyone can perform EET testing, but you must be deemed ‘competent’ to do so. Although there is no legal requirement for someone to attend EET training, it is strongly recommended that you do so to ensure you understand electrical risk, equipment management and how to use test instruments.

There is no formal definition of what makes someone competent but an understanding of electrical safety and how electrical equipment works is essential. The Electricity at Work Regulations of 1989 state that where required, inspecting and testing must be carried out by a competent person.

It is common for people who want to EET test to gain this competency through ‘bricks and mortar’ training but for those who can confidently self-study or might already have an electrical understanding or background, an online course may be sufficient.

Recommended reading

IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 5th Edition. This publication will serve as a useful reference for any issues you may encounter during the course of your career as an EET Tester (PAT).

In the Electacourse EET Testing practice test at the end of this course, we have included practice questions which can help you prepare for the City & Guilds 2377 exam.