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DRA PAT Testing – We specialise in Portable Appliance Testing

Portable Appliance testing specialist company DRA PAT Testing, based in Wallsend, North Tyneside cover Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Co. Durham including Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Washington, Sunderland and Durham City
PAT Testing is a way of maintaining electrical appliances and it:
  • Reduces the risk of fires
  • Reduces the risk of electric shock
  • Finds dangerous and defective equipment
  • Provides records of maintanence
  • Confirms safety
  • Helps you comply with legal regulations

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In the United Kingdom anyone providing or using electrical equipment in a workplace environment (including rental property) is legally required to ensure that the supplied appliances maintain appropriate safety standards – the most common method for doing this is the process of Portable Appliance Testing, also known as PAT testing.
The Electricity At Work Regulations require that all electrical systems (mains wiring and appliances) maintain safe standards and undergo periodic inspections and testing to confirm safety:
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) for mains wiring including hard wired appliances, and
  • Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) for appliances that can be easily disconnected from the mains using a plug and socket system
Regulations for safe equipment cover all workplaces including offices, schools, rented property, industrial and building sites, shops, etc – no where is exempt.
Equipment should be inspected and tested at periodic intervals appropriate to the risks associated with the equipment and environment they are used in; this could be anywhere from being checked by the user before every use, inspected and or tested every 3 months up to every 5 years by a competent suitably trained person.
The process of PAT testing is recognised as acceptable maintenance, as it helps to prevent danger arising. The benefit of PAT over other forms of maintenance is it automatically comes with an itemised report, saving you from doing additional paperwork.
In addition the engineer doing the PAT will be able to repair any defects such as damaged flexible cable and plugs or incorrect fuse types.
Any appliances that are beyond repair that we fail are photographed for the report and reported to our contact on site whilst we’re attending preventing accidental use.
If you want to know more about what is required for PAT testing your workplace or need a quote please contact us.

Specialist PAT tester in Newcastle upon Tyne


Richard Ayre, trading as DRA PAT Testing specialises in Portable Appliance Testing. Based in Wallsend we cover North Tyneside and Newcastle primarily but also the North East of England. Our team are skilled, qualified and experienced PAT testers.


pat testing in newcastle, pat testing north east, pat testing durham, pat testing sunderland, portable appliance testing, pat testing tyneside, pat testing wallsend, pat testing north shields, pat testing tynemouth, pat testing whitley bay“I am Richard Ayre; I started DRA PAT Testing as DRA Electricals in 2009, and am very proud to have built up a reputation as an honest, reliable PAT tester who provides genuine, sensible advice and operates a risk-based approach to maintaining safe electrical equipment”.  



What needs PAT Testing?

Any electrical appliance that can be removed from the main electricity by unplugging it needs regular maintenance to ensure it is safe and continues to be so; PAT testing is a type of maintenance.

Not sure what you need?

You’re not alone – plenty new clients know they need appliances tested but don’t know why, what, where to start etc. If this sounds like you email Richard to arrange a meeting or site visit.


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Fast, efficient PAT Testing expert in Newcastle upon Tyne

With us you get the peace of mind that your portable appliances are being maintained to safe standards:

  • Full visual inspections are carried out on every appliance (some competitors skip this essential step)
  • In-scope maintenance carried out to ensure equipment is safe, included in the quoted price
  • New replacement plugs and fuses supplied when needed
  • Appropriate tests using industry leading PAT machines carried out as required
  • PAT Reports and Certificates issued promptly (often the same day)

You get a full PAT Testing Report and Certificate (results not just labels)

We provide every client with an itemised PAT Report and PAT Testing Certificate confirming the appropriate testing has been done.

We guarantee minimal disruption to you and your team

Portable Appliance Testing, often referred to as PAT testing involves inspecting and testing electrical appliances that have plugs to ensure they meet legal electrical safety requirements. DRA PAT Testing carry out domestic, commercial and industrial PAT Testing in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside, Tynemouth, North Shields, Washington, Sunderland and Durham, including all surrounding areas.

See what our customers say about us on our testimonial page; hundreds of customers work with us long term and our extensive knowledge of the equipment you use, makes us more than capable of doing a good job.

Why we need Portable Appliances Testing

It is a legal requirement to take preventative measures to ensure electrical equipment is safe to use; portable appliance testing is a preventative measure. The additional benefit of conducting regular “PAT tests” is the report and certificate provided shows evidence that you are taking preventative measures, thus complying with the regulations.

Why choose us for your PAT testing?

Working with us doesn’t have to be just a one-off service; we feel that an on-going relationship allows for preventative measures to be fully utilised to ensure your portable equipment maintains safe standards – we work with most of our clients long term, helping them with the compliance needs.

If you have an in-house maintenance department, you may just want to check they’re ticking all the right boxes so working with us will help you to clarify any concerns.

Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association


“Richard has just completed the PAT testing for our business once again. We have used him for many years, as he is always polite, professional, and their prices are incredibly competitive.”

DRA PAT Testing – There are no shocks with us! 

Proving portable appliance testing throughout the North East including Newcastle upon Tyne, Jesmond, Gosforth, Wallsend, Tynemouth, North Shields, Gateshead, Team Valley, Durham, Washington, Sunderland, Seaham and Peterlee

DRA PAT Testing – Providing portable appliance testing in Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East