There are 4 basic packages available dependent on your needs, for membership to the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association.
At the present time anyone can apply to join, and will likely be accepted unless there is something seriously wrong with the application. We do monitor members and if something untoward occurs, a major complaint is logged or it’s clear they’re not adhering to professional standards their membership may be cancelled.
It is the intention of the association to in time take a stronger approach to regulating members, at which point the costs may increase, or additional fees be introduced to cover the costs of assessment.
The main purpose for your funds is to help in the costs associated with the work we do in trying to raise standards within our industry; no individuals benefit on a personal level as no dividends or wages are taken by anyone.
In order to get the best deal on your membership subscription we recommend you make the upfront payment in full; as that includes a discount against monthly payments.
The subscription year runs for 12 months from the date of your first payment, on a rolling basis – that is it continues until you cancel the direct debit.
We offer the following membership options:
- Sole Trader Business: For trading businesses with only one person in the business
- Small Business: For trading businesses with between 2 and 10 people in the business
- Corporate Business: For trading businesses with 11 or more people in the business
- Personal Membership: For individuals who want to be a member but do not operate a business; none of the business ‘benefits’ are available to use.
See the table below for more information on what benefit each membership brings.
Every person in the business can register for the PATTA forum; we just need to know their names. Every person can also get a PATTA members ID card for a small additional fee.
To join the association you will need to complete a direct debit mandate form, and an application form. Your application will be assessed and if successful you will be sent a welcome letter with further instructions in the post.
Members will be listed on the members’s directory which appears on our website at Members Directory
Networking – PATTA has at least one event per calendar year where members can meet the Steering Group and each other; there is also the PATTA forum for networking online.