Frequently Asked Questions
Yes we can! But please don't contact UK-PAT direct if you're trying to book a PAT Testing, as we are simply an online directory of PAT Testing / Portable Appliance Testing services. Using the map of the UK at the top of the right-hand column on this page, select your region to find PAT Testing / Portable Appliance Testing services in your area. You can narrow down your search by also selecting your county.
Once you've located a company / individual you'd like to contact, use our custom contact form to send your enquiry. The form will remember the details you enter and you can contact up to six companies with your request.
HTML code options are available to copy and paste from our links page.
This is strictly against our terms and conditions. This directory has been compiled by I.T. Magic (UK) Ltd, who are the owners of the copyright and database rights in it. All intellectual property rights reserved.
No reproduction, copying, scanning, or recording, by any means, in any form; nor broadcasting or transmission through any medium, of any part of this directory is permitted without the express written consent of I.T. Magic (UK) Ltd. This directory may not be used: to prepare or compile other databases or directories; nor for providing any kind of commercial information service; nor as a source of material or contact data for any kind of telemarketing, direct marketing, viral or other electronic marketing activity.
I.T. Magic (UK) Ltd has adopted security measures to aid: in the detection of infringements of its intellectual property rights in this publication; and in any legal proceedings arising therefrom. Infringement may give rise to both civil enforcement action and criminal proceedings under UK law.
UK-PAT takes these sorts of complaints very seriously. We never knowingly accept adverts from companies / individuals who do not honor bookings and we have no desire to retain such adverts. Please let us know the full details and we will endeavour to assist in any way possible. If you originally used our enquiry form to contact the company, we will have a transcript on file which can be used as evidence in any compensation claim you wish to pursue with the advertiser (direct).
Sorry, this is not allowed. UK-PAT is very strict at enforcing this. All advertisers are limited to just 1 free listing, no exceptions. Duplicate free listings are always deleted and repeat offenders are removed from the site altogether. If you find the directory of benefit, please support it by upgrading your listing to a paid advert.
For security reasons, we are unable to make changes to accounts from e-mail / telephone requests. Please log-in to your administration account using your registered e-mail address and chosen password. Select the 'Update Business' option in the left-hand column of your admin page to amend any of your personal details.
If you can't remember your chosen password, use the password retrieval option to receive a reminder.
Please use the password retrieval option to receive a reminder of your chosen password.
E-mail programs can sometimes 'break' the activation link by splitting the special address over multiple lines. Other mail programs (AOL users in particular) may also prevent the link from being clicked on.
To activate your account, you need to carefully copy and paste the FULL address into a browser address bar. If the activation link is split over 2 or more lines, make sure your copy and paste each section. There should be no spaces within the activation link.
If you continue to have problems, please forward your activation e-mail to us and we'll manually activate your account.
Please work through the following checklist to resolve your issue:
If you're still having difficulty, please contact us.
UK-PAT offers a range of listing options for advertisers. This includes both free and paid listings.
For advertisers who use our free service, an additional field is included on the enquiry form. This field allows any potential client to 'make public' their message, allowing other paying members of UK-PAT to follow-up the enquiry.
PLEASE NOTE: This ONLY applies to account holders who are using our free advertising service. Silver, Gold and Platinum members do not have this extra field included on their enquiry forms and all messages remain private.
SILVER account holders can log-in to their account an see any enquiries made within their county, GOLD account holders will see all enquiries made in their region and PLATINUM account holders will see all public enquiries for the whole of the UK.
Messages remain visible for 5 days, after which they are automatically removed.
The person who made the enquiry has the option to remove their message at any time from the database.
Whilst UK-PAT offers free advertising, the site is committed to supporting those members who support the site financially through their membership payments. It is therefore only fair that paying members benefit the most.
During Apr 2011, UK-PAT received 17,643.00 visitors. All advertisers who receive business through UK-PAT are encouraged to contribute to the success of the site and help make it even better. Our advertising rates are very low, so please support us.
Together, we are strong!
There are five listing options available on the site. Here's a summary:
Basic free listing
A basic listing is free-of-charge and includes a full company profile and banner advert on your profile page. Your listing will appear on the relevant region and county pages within the site.
Clients who complete your booking form have the option of making their enquiry visible to other companies in your area. The default state for this field is ticked / selected. Click here read more about 3rd party enquiries.
Bronze membership is also free of charge, but subject to a reciprocal link-back to us from your site.
Your profile page will include a direct hyperlink to your web site.
Your listing will appear on the relevant region and county pages within the site.
Bronze listings are regularly reviewed to ensure our link on your site is maintained. If our link is removed from your site, your listing will be automatically downgraded.
Clients who complete your booking form have the option of making their enquiry visible to other companies in your area. The default state for this field is un-ticked / de-selected. Click here read more about 3rd party enquiries.
Silver membership offers low cost advertising with increased visibility over free listings and no requirement to supply a reciprocal link.
You will receive an enhanced box advert on your relevant county page.
You receive a direct link to your web site.
You will also have access to all 3rd party enquiries made to other companies in your county. Click here for more details.
Silver membership costs just £24.00 / year (incl. VAT).
Gold membership offers increased exposure with the prominent display of banners and information boxes.
Your details will be displayed in a high visibility box on all county pages within your region. Your banner will appear above all 'Silver' and 'Bronze' listings.
Your graphic banner will be included in the left-hand column of every page in your region, which directly links to your web site.
Your details are included in our blended Thomson Local search results for your county.
You will also have access to all 3rd party enquiries made to other companies in your region. Click here for more details.
This is the recommended option for optimum exposure in your region.
Gold membership costs just £72.00 / year (incl. VAT).
Platinum membership offers maximum exposure throughout the whole site.
Your information box and graphic banner will receive top placement on all pages, regardless of geographical location.
Your graphic banner also appears on the UK-PAT home page.
You will also have access to all 3rd party enquiries made to other companies throughout the UK. Click here for more details.
This membership option is only recommended for businesses who offer FULL UK coverage.
NOTE: Platinum slots are strictly limited and are made available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Platinum membership costs £180.00 / year (incl. VAT).
Unfortunately, we are unable to maintain a waiting list. Adverts are sold on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. Once the allocation is sold, slots will only be made available when another advertiser chooses not (or forgets) to renew their listing.
Advertisers are therefore encouraged to upgrade while slots are available.
If all premium slots are sold, you still have the opportunity to get your site listed at the top of our pages through the Google Adwords system. If you don't already have an Adwords account, you can sign-up via the link below.