How you can help improve the industry by joining PATTA:

  • PATTA studies and follows the British Standards and works with the IET
  • PATTA gives you access to exclusive educational courses which upskills the industry
  • PATTA is trying to educate and support buyers
  • You will be investing in the Industry
  • You will be supporting the reduction of electrical accidents
  • You get the benefit of a professional body to liaise with
  • PATTA is promoting the Industry
  • Discount on Labels, calibration and software
  • Our members only Facebook Group offers a safe space to gain support from industry peers

Ready to become a member of PATTA?

PATTA membership will help you grow your business, and succeed in the industry.

Your membership will provide you with 24/7 support and the benefit of being a member of the only recognised trade association for the PAT testing industry. 

PATTA is striving to improve the industry by improving access to useful training, that helps to take people who may have no electrical background, or lots to being proficient, competent PAT Testers.

PATTA was set up by a group of people just like you who felt there was a real need to raise standards in the industry – through being involved in writing the latest Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing we really are pushing standards in the industry.

About PATTA Membership

Some question why we continue to use the term “Portable Appliance Testing” when others are pushing for change to Electrical Equipment Testing; well we stick by the ethos that some of the best figures in this industry are not practicing electricians and therefore should not be forced to do an electricians job. Electrical equipment that is hard wired should only be unwired by someone competent to do so – i.e. a qualified electrician. But there is no reason why someone otherwise suitably trained, experienced and ideally qualified (but always deemed competent) shouldn’t be able to unplug a device to inspect and test it.

It is the people doing that job that we are here to represent. Electricians are represented by the likes of the NICEIC and NAPIT etc, and are more than welcome to join PATTA, but the aim of PATTA is to help, support and represent people who inspect and test portable electrical devices – those that can be unplugged.

When you become a Full PATTA member you immediately get access to support and help, whether that be in growing your business, or your knowledge of portable appliance testing. If you run a business you get the added benefit of being able to display our approved member logo on your company materials, and a listing of your company on our members directory, that currently ranks in the top 3 on Google. You also get access to discounts on products and services, access to our private members Facebook group and a wealth of helpful guidance.

  • Joining PATTA will help you to improve your competence for doing your job, give you access to support and training, and help you to grow your business.
  • When you join PATTTA you will be helping to improve our industry, and only together, can we can achieve that.
  • PATTA applicants will be scrutinised before being accepted to make sure you meet basic professional standards. We will check your business is properly registered, that you hold the appropriate insurances and that you are competent to do the job you say you are competent to do.
  • When you are accepted as a member you will have the status of knowing you are an approved member of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association which displays true professionalism of your work for prospective clients.
Portable appliance testing trade association

Application to Join PATTA

Membership starts at just £195.00 per annum, payable by direct debit, upfront, or 20.00 per month with a £55.00 joining fee. Every member gets access to:

  • All the documentation you need to support your business from employment contracts and checklists to letters and more; all editable and customisable to your business.
  • Use of our Approved Supplier logo showing potential customers you are suitably trained and insured.
  • Online training and masterclasses from our resident PAT testing expert and other industry leaders.
  • Huge discounts from industry leading suppliers including for labels, software and calibration, with new discount schemes being added all the time.
  • Listing on our Find a PAT tester directory.
  • The opportunity to speak to our directors to ensure you get the most out of your membership and to help you when you need it.
  • Access to our online training library, with all recorded sessions available to view.
  • 50% discount in our online shop
  • Discounted industry events
  • Regular local and national networking opportunities
  • Access to our private members only Facebook group

Application to Join

To become a member of PATTA you need to apply and then will have your credentials checked before your membership is accepted.

Membership Price Apply
Full Member – Upfront Annual Payment £195.00 per annum Apply
Full Member – Monthly Payment with upfront joining fee £20.00 per month with £55.00 joining fee Apply
Free Resources – gives you access to a selection of free resources only FREE Apply