DRA PAT Testing Ltd is an independent business established by Richard Ayre in 2009, based in Wallsend, near Newcastle upon Tyne we cover Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham including all areas around our towns and cities including Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, Washington, etc.

Being established for so long we are now a leading name in the field of Portable Appliance Testing and have built up a reputation as an honest and reliable provider of electrical safety services.

Portable Appliance Testing

We specialise in Portable Appliance Testing (aka PAT Testing) but also provide services for testing fixed appliances and the fixed wiring system (EICR).

*Portable Appliances include all electrical appliances that are fitted with a plug and can be un-plugged from the main electricity supply via a socket; these include domestic, commercial and industrial types including 110 volts, 230 volts and three-phase 415 volts systems. 

In order to comply with Health and Safety at Work, and the Electricity at Work Regulations, amongst others portable appliances must maintain safe standards – portable appliance testing is recognised as the best and easiest way to ensure this happens.

PAT Testing North East

Being a small company we’re able to manage our customer expectations well; we are reliable and provide honest sensible guidances – see what our customers think on Google

We use industry leading Seaward PAT tester machines, allowing us to offer a fast efficient service which minimises disruption to your work.

We carry out repairs whilst doing our work to make sure your equipment is safe and replace existing faulty plugs and fuses for FREE.

PAT Testing Certificates

On completion of the work we provide you with an itemised PAT Report and PAT Testing Certificate (sent as a PDF by email)


We work to the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4th edition and follow HSE guidance.

About us

We have an online PAT Testing quote form you can complete and we’ll respond quickly or call Richard on 0191 5006562 to discuss your requirements – “this number diverts to my mobile so if there is no answer leave a message and I will ring you back – I am probably under a desk or changing a plug!

I take great pride in providing the number one service; I’ve been trading for a long time and have a good reputation to uphold. Talk to me about your requirements and we’ll see what we can do to help you ensure your electrical equipment maintains safe standards.”

Providing PAT testing in Newcastle upon Tyne and across the North East of England