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Topic Title: pat test cost
Topic Summary: how to charge
Created On: 16 November 2012 07:58 AM
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 16 November 2012 07:58 AM
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fergyt20

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I would be interested to know how others charge for pat work.

per plug + hourly rate,fixed rate,etc.
 16 November 2012 08:21 AM
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perspicacious

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"per plug + hourly rate,fixed rate,etc."

Don't forget to include "non-plug" equipment

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 16 November 2012 09:41 AM
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Legh

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I would be interested to know how others charge for pat work.

per plug + hourly rate,fixed rate,etc.


I have been told, I'm expensive at £5.00 per item and that might explain why I don't get much PAT work......

There is , of course, three phase equipment. But no problems, It won't plug into our PATer so we'll not do our normal 10% sample at 60p for a quick look and a label........

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 16 November 2012 12:16 PM
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At present most charge from around £1 upwards depending on the client and the number of tests for run of the mill stuff, but for 3phase stuff then significantly more. Most companies also have a minimum order/attendance of around half a days work.

If you are a fully qualified electrician then you probably best stick to propper electrical installation work as most PAT testers have only done a week at college and a weeks supervision on site - they are not electricians and therefore not paid that kind of salary - they are in a different market to you as an electrician.

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 16 November 2012 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by: Delbot321

At present most charge from around £1 upwards depending on the client and the number of tests for run of the mill stuff, but for 3phase stuff then significantly more. Most companies also have a minimum order/attendance of around half a days work.



If you are a fully qualified electrician then you probably best stick to propper electrical installation work as most PAT testers have only done a week at college and a weeks supervision on site - they are not electricians and therefore not paid that kind of salary - they are in a different market to you as an electrician.



Hope this helps.


I do whatever pays the bills, if a regular customer wants his gear testing I am not going to let someone else in

 16 November 2012 05:05 PM
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BigRed

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well, the companies who pay their lads 30 p an item tested charge 70p an item, and the highly detailed database that we were supposed to get went west with the horse they rode off on. suppose thats what happens when you ignore the fact you have a qualified electrical person and give the ordering side to a chemist.
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