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

DRA PAT Testing, based in Wallsend provide portable appliance testing services to all business sectors and domestic customers within North Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear and across the North East of England.

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Having been inspecting and testing portable electrical appliances for almost 10 years we are now experts in what we do, and the perfect addition to your company’s health and safety programme – we’re able to draw on plenty of experience to best advise you on how to maintain safe appliances, test them to ensure they are safe, and carry out in-scope repairs when necessary.

We are:

  • Experienced with nearly 10 years in the industry
  • DBS checked and Police vetted
  • Registered with CSCS
  • Members of the PTN and PATTA

Any electrical appliance fitted with a plug (whatever type) that can be unplugged from the power socket needs a PAT test to make sure it is safe; you have to be able to prove your electrical equipment is/was safe to comply with UK workplace regulations. This includes standard domestic type 3-pin plugs, yellow 110volt adaptors, blue 230 volt and red 400 volt adaptors.

On completion of our work we provide every customer with a comprehensive PAT Report including a PAT Testing Certificate

  1. We inspect and test all appliances inline with recommended guidance
  2. We recommend appropriate re-test intervals
  3. We carry out in-scope repairs
  4. We recommend further action when needed
  5. We provide PAT reports within 7 days (same day reports available)
  6. We provide PAT Testing Certificates

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.

Contact us:

DRA PAT Testing is owned by Richard Ayre, Director for DRA Solutions limitedDRA PAT Testing is an independent local business, owned and managed by Richard Ayre; call, or email and it is I you will speak to, it’ll be me you meet or who visits to do a survey; it’s also likely to be me doing the job, or one of my small team. I have been operating as a specialised PAT engineer since 2009 and in that time have built up a good reputation, and the skills needed to ensure the job I do is right for you.

We can guarantee high standards, affordable prices and a very quick turnaround – we usually process the PAT Testing Report and send it to you as a PDF document within 7 days of the job completing.

Online quotes are available but we recommend you call us to discuss your requirements, and/or we can visit your site to conduct a site survey prior to providing an estimate for the work.

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.

We’re Raising Standards

In the PAT industry like other trades there a cowboys; cowboys in this industry put your life at risk – they tend not to test appliances but rush around sticking labels on as many appliances as possible in the shortest possible time then charge you for the privilege; they have likely tested nothing and thanks to the law it is you who is responsible if they don’t find a fault and then someone has an accident – it’s you who’ll be held responsible.

Don’t take that risk – cheap PAT testing companies usually offer a cheap service; when dealing with electricity cheap work increase the risks to you, which will be very costly in the event of an accident

We’re founder members of the PAT Testing Network; trying to raise awareness and standards to improve safety in UK workplaces.

“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