The aim of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association is to raise the standards of those operating within the industry so their customers; all customers receive a higher standard of service, all the time, and so that what they are provided with is exactly what they expect.
This is the project we are working on, and not the finished article. It is a long term project which may take months or more likely years to complete, if ever; like any attempt to make changes there are a lot of people to convince and plenty of work to be done, but we believe it is possible, and we know there are plenty within the industry that want it to happen.
How many times do you see people in forums complaining about things in the industry; someone with no electrical background can do a short course then start a business with minimal training, those that are experienced get no refresher or skills enhancing training, too many people cut corners to make money; there are many issues within the industry that need addressing; for which we need your help.
We’re not asking you to commit any time (unless you really want to), but we are asking for your support.
The Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association is operated by a steering group, who work independently and as a group, to achieve the aims and objectives. The group is working on improving available guidance and support, documentation, training and qualifications whilst providing buyers with better tools from which to find suitable contractors.
The work done is funded mainly through the groups own personal finances, and with the help of members paying subscriptions.
The Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association invite you to support us by joining our networking association, by paying an annual subscription. The subscription you pay goes into a funding pot to cover the costs of achieving our objectives; such as attending meetings all over the country, research, development and implementation, as well as helping to cover the general day to day running costs of the association.
For a small fee you can help to make a big improvement to our industry.
We expect members to have standards; we ask them to agree to our working standards, which confirm that they have the appropriate standards we’re looking for, as a minimum. These standards are not new, they’re based on what the IET Code of Practice and the Health and Safety Executive expect. In time, “PATTA” will provide their own unique guidance documents more specific to members; this is one of the projects currently being worked on.
Every application is assessed, and assuming acceptable you will be approved and notified that your membership is active.
Every membership costs an annual subscription of £40.00, plus an additional fee based on the number of people in your business. The payment is up-front per annum.
As a thank you, we will send each named person a members identification card, and a selection of discounts off industry specific products (e.g. labels and calibration) are available, plus a complaints assistance service. You will also receive a members’ certificate and welcome letter.
Your subscription works on a continuing 12 months direct debit; that is 12 months after your initial payment the same amount will be taken again; unless you cancel it, or cancel your membership.
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 contacted by email with new member information.
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 Facebook group for networking online.
To apply to join PATTA, click the link in the table above, to set up your Go Cardless direct debit – after setting up the direct debit you will be diverted back to this website to complete the application form.