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Member Directory – Add or Amend your directory listing

To list your business on the members directory, for use by other members and potential customers please complete this form.  When you do complete the form make sure that the information you provide is correct; that it includes correct capitalisation, correct punctuation, correct spellings etc. What you input will not be edited and will be published directly on the search index.  For the address, put each new line of the address on a new [...]

2024-05-22T09:43:16+00:00February 25th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Member Directory – Add or Amend your directory listing

How TAP complements PAT

How TAP Compliments PAT How to make messy cables look neat and tidy It is a fact that in our so-called wireless age we’ve more cables than ever before. A recent survey by D-Line, the Newcastle-upon-Tyne based cable management experts, revealed that the typical UK desk accounts for average twenty-metres of exposed cables. If that sounds a lot, consider the phone, computer and monitor, printer and [...]

2024-04-28T18:44:20+00:00October 13th, 2022|Tips to improve your standards|Comments Off on How TAP complements PAT

PATTA Event “Beyond the Code Of Practice”

Beyond the Code of Practice Take a look at the video of this summer's Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association's discussion group "Beyond the Code of Practice" This summer some of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association members got together in Nottingham for a discussion group around why the Code of Practice's content is what it is. The Code of Practice, issued by the Institute of Engineering and Technology is a book, for [...]

2024-02-26T16:09:43+00:00October 3rd, 2022|Code of Practice 5|Comments Off on PATTA Event “Beyond the Code Of Practice”

Goodbye, our friend, Andrew

It is with great sadness that we have to post this news update, but we have lost one of our own, our good friend and colleague; Andrew Mitchell.  Andrew sadly passed away on Sunday 9th January 2022 after battling with a long term illness. Andrew was a major part in the founding of PATTA and quickly became a key member to help form our working standards back in 2018. Andrew has been a [...]

2022-01-27T12:21:59+00:00January 27th, 2022|PATTA Info and News|Comments Off on Goodbye, our friend, Andrew

PAT testers should be replacing non-sleeved plugs

Replace non sleeved plugs Whilst it's not the 'law' the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association recommends replacing non-sleeved plugs for sleeved ones. Non-sleeved plugs have not been manufactured in the UK since 1984, and they don't meet the standard for safety - not having sleeves on the earth and insulation pins means a user could come into contact with the electricity supply when plugging in or unplugging a device, so these plugs don't [...]

2021-10-06T09:32:01+00:00October 6th, 2021|Guidance|Comments Off on PAT testers should be replacing non-sleeved plugs

How much should I expect to pay for PAT testing?

PAT testing is a process carried out to check electrical equipment fitted with a plug is safe to use; it is part of health and safety in the UK. A thorough PAT is crucial to find issues that may not be detected normally, so should be carried out by an experienced, skilled operator. The price for PAT testing depends on many different factors, not least geographical area, with prices in the UK ranging from 50p [...]

2024-04-28T18:40:25+00:00September 13th, 2021|Guidance|Comments Off on How much should I expect to pay for PAT testing?

Do I really need to calibrate my PAT tester?

PAT tester Calibration PAT tester calibration - is it really necessary? Do I really have to get it done every year? Members often ask about getting their PAT tester calibrated, and it is a question we often see pop in forums online, "do I really need my PAT tester calibrated every year? It's such an expense!" I bet your customers are asking the same question about their PAT testing! However, most responsible people, know the [...]

2021-09-13T08:19:12+00:00September 13th, 2021|Guidance|Comments Off on Do I really need to calibrate my PAT tester?

Fixed electrical appliances – is a PAT Tester supposed to test them?

Fixed Electrical Appliances - who should be testing them? Fixed Electrical Appliances - who should be testing them? Is a PAT tester supposed to test fixed appliances? No. Is an electrician supposed to test fixed appliances? No. So who is meant to test fixed appliances? Someone competent to do so. A PAT tester is supposed to check portable appliances (PAT) to make sure they are safe. A portable appliance has a plug. [...]

2021-09-13T08:40:56+00:00June 14th, 2021|Guidance|Comments Off on Fixed electrical appliances – is a PAT Tester supposed to test them?

It’s time to start PAT testing again

The HSE expects businesses to resume testing of their equipment following Covid restrictions. In early April (2021) the Health and Safety Executive updated their guidance for "thorough examination and testing of equipment", which includes electrical equipment, and we, the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association, agree with them completely. The HSE have stated that during the coronavirus pandemic, businesses may have found it difficult to carry out their [...]

2024-04-28T18:34:37+00:00April 25th, 2021|Guidance|Comments Off on It’s time to start PAT testing again

PAT Testing during the January 2021 Lockdown

PAT Testing during the January 2021 Lockdown Guidance Note 01/2021 Guidance Note for PATTA Members, Duty Holders and the Public  PATTA is the trade organisation for PAT Testing Companies in the UK and we represent the interests of all of our members and others in the PAT Testing Industry. PATTA members might be wondering whether or not it is possible for them to continue working [...]

2024-04-28T18:31:00+00:00January 9th, 2021|Guidance|Comments Off on PAT Testing during the January 2021 Lockdown
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