The Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association is trying to raise standards within the industry by:
- Connecting members so they can share best practice and support each other
- Providing a voice for members and the industry, when decisions are being made that affect us
- Working with the legislators and other bodies whose work affects us
We believe that customers of PAT companies should get value for money when they contract a company to do work for them, by getting a company that meets minimum standards; our standards.
Our standards are probably no different to your standards, we find a lot of PAT businesses want the same things, and expect similar standards, which is why we feel it is important that we work together to get measures, procedures and policies put in place that meet our standards.
If you want to help make a difference for our industry then join us as a member.
The small amount you invest will help us as an association to carry out the work we’re doing, to improve things for everyone in our industry. In return we give you access to a members are on this website, a listing on the members directory including link to your website, special discounts exclusive to our members, the opportunity to network with your peers, access to resources and useful documents.
PATTA is an ongoing project – most of what we do is long term and due to the nature of what we’re doing we’re rarely in a position to make announcements or update you, but be assured we are very busy working on making improvements to our industry.
All we ask of you is that you have standards in the way you run your business, that you agree to meet the standards of PATTA and to promote PATTA as having professional standards. There is an overview of the Working Standards here and the full document is available to download in the members area.
When you join, you set up a payment using Go Cardless, which will be taken by direct debit a few days later. You are setting up a direct debit; the payment will then be taken again at the agreed intervals – it is up to you to ensure funds are available; the payment will continue until you stop it. If a payment is declined by the bank we will retry; if it fails again and we have been unable to contact you we will assume your membership has been cancelled.
We offer 2 membership payment options; a discounted all upfront option and a monthly payment option.
You set up the direct debit, when that is done you’ll be directed to a new page on this site where you can register your details. When you payment is received (usually within 5 days) we will activate your membership. You will get an email confirming this, at which point you can log into the site to update your profile for the directory and access the exclusive members only pages that provide you with all the information you need as a member.