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NAPIT provides bespoke portable appliance testing training for BEIS

NAPIT is providing a series of bespoke courses for the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which have been developed following a request for tailored staff training.

Specifically devised for Trading Standards Officers and for Environmental Health Officers in Northern Ireland, the one day ‘Basic Awareness of Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)’ courses educate attendees on how to effectively screen incoming goods at ports and borders.

Steve Melton, Head of Sales at NAPIT said: "The officers we are training are responsible for inspecting potentially unsafe and non-compliant goods entering the country. Awareness training in PAT will enable them to confidently pass compliant items as safe to enter the UK market, or identify when there is a need for goods to be sent away for further testing.

"This training is particularly important as small electrical goods, typically from the Far East, often do not meet UK safety standards and can pose a significant risk to consumers. These can include items such as hair straighteners, mobile phone chargers and VAPE chargers."

The first two of the series of training courses have recently taken place at Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Article Published: 02 August 2019


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