PAT testing jobs are available to those who qualify. According to regulations, a person must be competent in order to be suitable as a PAT tester. Capable persons are those who have experience in electrical work or have taken a certification course in order to be a tester.
You can do an internet search and find a number of PAT testing vacancies. Things that you will need to know in order to qualify for PAT testing jobs include the ability to distinguish between the classes of various appliances, how to properly use testing material, how to perform flash tests and regular tests and be able to keep a record of the appliances that you have tested and test histories.
Many who apply for PAT testing vacancies have attended a PAT testing course which is designed to provide the information and education needed to carry out these positions. Courses typically cover everything from the theory of checking to the current legislation and regulations regarding the practice; as well as exercises that are done in accordance with the IEE Code of Practice.
A course to qualify for a PAT testing job will typically cost between £200 and £300 depending on where the program is taken. The one day course qualifies you to carry out PAT testing and gives you the opportunity to begin searching for vacancies in the sector.
Whether you are looking for PAT testing jobs in London or anywhere else in the nation, the pay is about the same. You can expect to earn at least £10 an hour. Of course, this depends on the location as well as the type of equipment that you are testing. PAT testers who work for themselves typically earn about £20 an hour but keep in mind that you will have to cover your own work expenses so the pay normally equals out whether you work for yourself or someone else.
There are a number of PAT testing jobs available; you simply have to know where to look. If you feel that you would enjoy this career and you have the qualifications or are planning to gain certification, there are a number of opportunities for PAT testers.
Using the most up-to-date equipment and working longer hours when most businesses are empty gives you the ability to test more appliances each hour so you can possibly earn more, improving your salary significantly.