PAT testing as a business seems to be attractive to many people. Most people have
come across it in their working life, it seems fairly easy to do and generates a
reasonable income. It also has the added benefits of something that companies have
to do (to meet their Health & Safety obligations) and has the possibility of repeat
business every year.
At the full day competency PAT course that we regularly run at First Stop Safety,
we get many delegates intent on starting their own PAT testing business. On the course
they learn all the technical skills necessary to provide the service to their customers.
They also get a grounding on managing the system and the required paperwork.
However there is more to running a successful PAT testing business than attending
a course. A successful business needs to take many other things into consideration
such as pricing, competition, marketing, customer service and the boring bits such
What I have set out to do with this book is to provide a useful background to all
these other activities which contribute to the success of any business. Most of this
is based on 20 years of running my own business as well as many years of presenting
the various PAT testing courses and listening to hundreds and thousands of delegates.
Whilst it is possible to set up a PAT testing business that will generate thousands
of pounds a month in income, this will need a lot of investment and employing many
engineers to carry out the PAT testing service. This book is aimed more at individuals
setting up a PAT testing business at a local level to generate a reasonable level
of additional income. While reading this book is no guarantee of success, it will
certainly help the budding entrepreneur to build a robust and successful business.
* Extremely informative and helpful, easy to read and look-up specific topics. Clear
advice on everything from getting on-line and advertising to income tax and NI contributions.
* This book will guide you through all the necessary info.
What and how to achieve your own PAT Testing business
* I am new to this field, although have an electronics background (Radio amateur,
build my own PCs, etc). What is needed is a lot of practice, to get the experience
of working in this field. Make sure you do the sums properly and don't fall into
dangerously low charges (77 pence) for you service. Quality delivery is important,
so ensure that all paperwork issued IS current and correct.
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