DRA PAT Testing: Providing Electrical Equipment Testing in Newcastle upon Tyne and across the North East

Google Rating
5.0
Based on 104 reviews

Rated the No. 1 PAT Testing company in the North East

Richard Ayre, DRA PAT Testing
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What our clients think of us

We are the most reviewed PAT Testing company in the North East (on Google); we aim to provide sensible help and advice at all times, and to help our clients maintain safe electrical equipment. Our clients rate us highly because we meet this standard every time. 

DRA PAT- thoroughly professional service, great communication and flexibility around our opening hours. A very pleasant engineer conducting the testing. Would use again for further PAT.
Joe Wood
Joe Wood
14:27 03 Dec 20
PAT testing carried out on all electricals in out large community building!Great Service! Cheers
WhitleyBay BigLocal
WhitleyBay BigLocal
16:44 27 Nov 20
As always, an excellent and reliable service. Due to covid19 guidelines we only had certain times available but Richard was more than accommodating and offered an alternative suggestion which meant we were able to get the whole school PAT tested, which we are so grateful for. Thank you!
Amy Young
Amy Young
14:15 17 Nov 20
Highly recommend DRA Pat testing! Excellent and reliable service from start to finish. Fantastic rates too. Will definitely use them again for all our PAT testing.
Samuel Zahn
Samuel Zahn
00:42 06 Nov 20
Amazing service and communication. Would highly recommend.
Alison Hogarth
Alison Hogarth
18:32 04 Nov 20
DRA PAT testing - used them to carry out PAT testing at the supported accommodation that I work at. Friendly and efficient service - flexible with time. Full PPE used to follow guidelines. We will be a returning customer again next year.
Lauren Woods
Lauren Woods
15:32 03 Nov 20
Absolutely fantastic, professional service carried out for PAT testing. Communication was prompt and efficient from start to finish. Would 100% recommend to others.
Alastair Barclay
Alastair Barclay
22:20 27 Oct 20
As always - very professional - great coms' - prompt - got on with the job in hand - as little disruption as possible,Would highly recommend.
Phil Lay
Phil Lay
07:52 26 Oct 20
The team were great. Gave me good honest advice and a very competitive price for my PAT test. They were extremely helpful and very friendly. Would recommend to anyone, couldn't thank them enough for being so helpful!
Kathryn Ramsay
Kathryn Ramsay
09:45 23 Oct 20
Jan Ware
Jan Ware
07:46 22 Oct 20
We contacted DRA to have some of our equipment tested for a job which was urgent. DRA couldn’t of helped anymore and were there the same day to ensure we could carryout our project.Great service and will continue to use for all our PAT testing requirements.
Derek Hunter
Derek Hunter
05:49 19 Oct 20
Really prompt clear communication and reasonable rates. Very happy customer.
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
16:25 07 Oct 20
Very reliable and easy to work with, as well very professional. We would recommend DRA for PAT tests.
Nigel Todd
Nigel Todd
13:23 07 Oct 20
Extremely professional and provided exceptional service. When asked a question on something they didn't cover, Richard introduced us to someone who could, which was above and beyond what I expected. I would certainly recommend them.
Lara Langdon
Lara Langdon
07:57 24 Sep 20
Easy to arrange PAT testing service from DRA PAT testing. The team were very friendly and reliable and completed the work with minimum disruption. We would highly recommend them to other businesses.
Lyndsey Everett
Lyndsey Everett
21:02 21 Sep 20
Proffessional, kept us updated all the way through, and we're very responsive, done the job when they said they would , thanks The Sun Studio and Swalwell barbers.
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
16:11 17 Sep 20
Excellent customer service, professional on site and great service.
Beth Brown
Beth Brown
10:14 15 Sep 20
Thank you so much DRA PAT Testing. The process to book testing, was very easy, and Richard could fit in the exact time frame we had. The tester had spare parts and was very professional and efficient, I gave him a quick tour of the building, and the testing was done promptly. Great value, and respectful of covid guidelines. I would highly recommend and we will be using DRA Testing in a years time.
Lucy Davidson
Lucy Davidson
15:12 10 Sep 20
Empire Professional Education Ltd
Empire Professional Education Ltd
08:39 10 Aug 20
Used Richard at DRA last couple of years for PAT testing on HMO property. Very professional and reliable which is what you need and even despite the challenges presented by Covid 19. Recommend
Vish Vedhara
Vish Vedhara
21:31 07 Aug 20
PAT testing - excellent service and highly recommend
Lesley Hunter
Lesley Hunter
09:43 06 Aug 20
Very professional and efficient team with excellent rates. Highly recommend.
Neil
Neil
11:39 04 Aug 20
Great Service throughout, highly recommend this company for your PAT Testing.
Ross Gibson
Ross Gibson
14:05 24 Jul 20
Excellent service, arrived on time, personable, friendly, and quick. Certificate arrived quickly. Highly recommend.
Graeme Edwards
Graeme Edwards
08:19 20 Jul 20
Been using DRA for pat tests for a few years now. Always a good service at a reasonable price.
Rob Platt
Rob Platt
21:01 03 Jul 20
Third year we have used DRA PAT Testing and very happy with the service provided at a competitive price. Everything went smoothly including communication about having to postpone and rearrange due to C19 shutdown. Will keep with this trusted service.
richard dell
richard dell
14:12 08 Jun 20
Definately recommend , they were on time, and very professional. Worked through our office very quickly. The final invoice was a pleasant surprise too so great value for money.
Lisa Hodges
Lisa Hodges
13:28 26 May 20
Efficient Service, Quality advice and reports, courteous and professional approach. Would recommend and will use again. Richard was very knowledgeable and considerate to the working environment.
Service Cavendish
Service Cavendish
08:37 18 Apr 20
Highly recommend Richard and his company. Completed our PAT testing without any disruption. Will be using every year from now on.
Matt Davison
Matt Davison
19:25 16 Apr 20
Job done quickly and efficiently. Great customer service, highly recommended!
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
18:17 06 Apr 20
Thank you so much Richard! Richard arranged and kindly did PAT Testing for all the equipment in my clinic, he attended perfectly on time, made sure it's arranged around the time I can be free. He even had spare parts and just changed them for me straightaway. He is very genuine, professional and kind. Great value in compare with other companies and very trustworthy. I've already asked him to book me in for my next PAT Testing and I definitely recommend him.
Mona Attarpour
Mona Attarpour
10:19 06 Apr 20
Service with a smile! We have always received a professional service at good rates, the after care is great too.
Juliette Hall
Juliette Hall
09:26 02 Apr 20
Always had excellent service from Richard at DRA, He's looked after a rental property we have for years now, and always turns up on time and does a great job. Highly recommend him!
Keith Spedding
Keith Spedding
14:08 01 Apr 20
Recently had the whole school tested, great value for money, excellent service, can highly recommend
Joanne Hogarth
Joanne Hogarth
12:58 01 Apr 20
Very helpful and good value for money. Very professional company.
CES Office
CES Office
11:47 01 Apr 20
Great service, used this company for a few years running and we are never disappointed. Very friendly and professional, we happily recommend to others and will continue to use then in the future
Katie Todd
Katie Todd
08:13 01 Apr 20
I've used Richard for the last 4 years, always sends reminders and is very competitive price wise. Nothing is a hassle and I'd recommend him for any work in his field.
David wake
David wake
20:30 31 Mar 20
We used DRA last year for the first time for our PAT testing, they were very proffesional, polite and friendly, so much so we recommended them to the company next door, who have had their PAT testings also carried out by PAT. We are more than happy to continue to use their services annually, and would recommend to all. They also offer other services including full wiring tests.
Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer
19:46 31 Mar 20
DRA has looked after my company's PAT testing for a number of years. They always send a reminder when our test is due, work quickly and efficiently and to a very high standard. Friendly, affordable and reliable.
Euan Preston
Euan Preston
19:29 31 Mar 20
Been using DRA since we opened our business in 2018. Great service, always professional and reliable.
galaxy74656
galaxy74656
19:20 31 Mar 20
Michael Murden
Michael Murden
15:59 15 Feb 20
Great service, very quick and easy to book. Very understanding when I needed more things testing than originally expected. Friendly and chatty staff. Will definatley be using them again.
Charlotte
Charlotte
20:35 06 Feb 20
Richard and team completed our PAT testing last week in lightning speed; punctual, polite, great value and very efficient - I highly recommend DRA Electricals.
Debs Hug
Debs Hug
11:21 23 Dec 19
Very efficient service and good value. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you.
Hannah Gilroy
Hannah Gilroy
09:23 21 Nov 19
used DRA Pat testing again this year, they even came in early to avoid any office disruption. Trustworthy and reliable as always
sabrina harris
sabrina harris
12:37 01 Oct 19
We used DRA Pat testing for the first time recently, they were very competitively priced and very professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone in the future and have already arranged next years PAT test to be done by them. Thanks very much for making this a quick and painless process. Oakenclough Buildings Ltd.
Caroline Lamb
Caroline Lamb
08:11 12 Sep 19
I turned up unannounced, and without a word of complaint my PAT testing was done on the spot. Then certificate was emailed to me before I even arrived home. And the charge was memorably small! So please count me among your fans, DRA.
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
16:33 05 Sep 19
I have known Richard since he set up and developed our Seaham Harbour website some 8 years ago.He managed the website for a number of years before he trained me and another member of our U3A to manage it ourselves.I’m pleased to say he still has overall control and we can always contact him if we encounter any problems.We haven’t had many problems but when we do Richard is very helpful and approachable, taking on the problem if we can’t solve it out ourselves.info@seahamharbourU3A
george fairweather
george fairweather
16:45 20 Aug 19
DRA provided an efficient and professional service for our PAT testing. They managed to work around everyone in the office and didn't cause any inconvenience. We definately have no hesitation of using their services on an ongoing basis.
Sarah Stephenson
Sarah Stephenson
10:11 02 Aug 19
DRA have proved to be very professional and efficient for our PAT testing. DRA are happy to facilitate the flexibility of service required for a busy vet practice and their engineers are both courteous and friendly. We are happy to recommend.
Richard Cozens
Richard Cozens
12:17 27 Jun 19

How does electrical equipment testing benefit you?

✅ The law requires thorough inspection and testing to ensure electrical equipment is properly maintained – Portable Appliance Testing is inspection and testing for electrical equipment fitted with a plug. 

A PAT engineer will assess the suitability of an appliance for the environment it is being used in. When PAT is completed, you’ll be provided with a record of results and PAT Test Certificatea record of maintenance, which is a requirement of The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

 Electrical equipment testing records can be used to demonstrate compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 as they confirm that your electrical systems are being maintained to prevent danger.

Regular PATs check that workplace electrical equipment, devices and systems are maintained in good working order and repair, to comply with The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

✅ Regular inspections and testing (PAT) of electrical equipment in residential property help you comply with The Housing Act 2004 (England and Wales)

✅ Carrying out PAT tests on appliances supplied as part of a rental agreement, before the start of every tenancy help a landlord to comply with The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s guidance.

✅ An electrical equipment test will check that an appliance is safe, and carries a genuine ‘CE’ mark when first supplied, hired, sold second hand, or as part of accommodation lettings to help you comply with The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

✅ If the plug of an appliance does not meet the Plugs and sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994 we will change it for one that does.

Electrical Equipment Testing checks an appliance is safe. PAT Results (records or log) can be used as a suitable management tool, for auditing and insurance purposes to keep a record of what equipment you have; but also, to check on the use of unauthorised equipment brought into work by employees, such as heaters, hair straighteners and personal phone chargers.

To save confusion – Portable Appliance testing, PAT testing and PATs are all the same thing. They refer to testing electrical equipment fitted with a plug. Electrical equipment testing refers to all types of electrical equipment, including appliances with plugs and those without. We, as a PAT testing company can test appliances with plugs or intended to have a plug (e.g. integrated appliances) including industrial equipment; other appliances hard wired to the mains may need testing by us or another electrician but we can advise you of the best course of action if you are affected.

We provide you with “Sensible help and advice about maintaining safe electrical equipment” 

DRA PAT testing is a company founded on providing an honest, sensible and professional service that our clients can rely on; it has always been our aim to be the most recommended electrical appliance testing company in the North East; we retain 98.4% of our clients and over 50% of our new business is from customer referrals. 

We have been trading for over 10 years and have built up a good reputation as a electrical testing company you can trust. We work with clients from all industries including home-workers, landlords, high street shops, hair and beauty salons, doctors surgeries and dentists, schools, hotels and office based businesses to name but a few. Whatever you do, wherever you are we can help. 

It is our job to give you peace of mind that your equipment is safe; we do this by thoroughly inspecting every appliance, carrying out remedial repairs automatically, testing appliances that need it and working with you to ensure you always remain compliant with UK regulations. 

Your local PAT Testing company in the North East

Welcome to DRA PAT Testing; that’s me above, Richard Ayre – I own the business, and run it with my trusted team of experienced PAT test engineers; We are based in Wallsend, just outside Newcastle upon Tyne, and we come to you wherever you are in the North East of England.

Electrical Equipment Testing  is a process that is carried out to make sure electrical equipment is safe to continue using. We all know how appliances can get moved about or damaged so it is important they are regularly checked to make sure they are safe. This is especially important today when there is a lot of people who will happily sue you for negligence if they get a shock of your appliances.

Furthermore your insurance company will want to know if your PAT testing is up to date in the event of a claim for a fire, for example. There have been numerous cases in the past 10-20 years of insurance companies not paying out because the PAT testing wasn’t up to date. 

Regular electrical testing keeps your insurance company content and helps you comply with the law. 

We are a local PAT testing company, so if you need some guidance before booking an appointment we will happily come out to meet you to discuss your requirements. 

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✅ Same day PAT Test Certificates
✅ Free remedial repairs and replacement parts
✅ Appointments available 24 / 7 at no extra cost
✅ All of the North East covered
✅ Ensures compliance with Health & Safety
✅ Ensures your insurance policy is valid
✅ Prompt reminders for retests
✅ Testing from just £1 per item
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Every PAT testing job includes as standard…

electrical plugs and fuses

Free Repairs & Parts

Plugs get damaged or the wrong fuse gets fitted; if we find a fault or repair that's needed we do it automatically, nearly always without charge
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Prompt PAT Test Certificates

We issue PAT testing Certificates within 5 days of the job completing; same day certificates can be arranged if you're really in a hurry
tidy electrical cables on desks

Free Cable Tidying

Plugs and wires get messy in and around desks; some companies charge extra to sort them out - we do it automatically as we go to improve safety and efficiency

Get in touch to arrange your Electrical Equipment Testing

0191 666 1009
07897240878
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PAT testing’s most frequently asked questions..

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What is Portable Appliance Testing?

PAT; Portable Appliance Testing is a routine inspection carried out by a competent person on electrical appliances to make sure they are safe to continue using, and or to carry out necessary maintenance to ensure this remains the case.

The process involves checking the electrical plug, flexible cable and the appliance itself. Some appliances are further tested to ensure internal safety measures are functioning correctly.

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Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

Health and Safety in the UK requires all electrical equipment provided for use at work be maintained so as to prevent danger.

To manage this companies are recommended to carry out regular inspections and tests that will flag up any dangers, need for repair or confirm that the appliance is safe – this is called PAT testing. Insurance companies also require you to maintain safe equipment to validate your premiums.

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How long does a PAT test last?

A PAT test should be carried out as often as the risk requires it, based on appliance type and use. A electrical equipment test (PAT) confirms an appliance is safe at the time it is tested; once it is used again damage could occur and so the results are no longer valid. If there is a high likelihood of this happening (such as tools on a building site) the appliance should be inspected / tested more often, than an appliance where the likelihood of damage occurring is much lower, like IT equipment on a desk in an office.

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Our PAT testing service is local to you – we cover all the North East

We cover all of the North East of England; we can’t list everywhere so if your town is not here contact us anyway, we will come to you.

NorthumberlandAlnwick,  Morpeth, Cramlington, Ponteland, Hexham, Corbridge, Ashington, Blyth,  Holy Island, Prudhoe, Rothbury

County DurhamDurham, Seaham, Peterlee, Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle, Crook, Darlington, Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough

Amy Young
Amy Young
14:15 17 Nov 20
As always, an excellent and reliable service. Due to covid19 guidelines we only had certain times available but Richard... was more than accommodating and offered an alternative suggestion which meant we were able to get the whole school PAT tested, which we are so grateful for. Thank you!read more
Samuel Zahn
Samuel Zahn
00:42 06 Nov 20
Highly recommend DRA Pat testing! Excellent and reliable service from start to finish. Fantastic rates too. Will... definitely use them again for all our PAT testing.read more
Alastair Barclay
Alastair Barclay
22:20 27 Oct 20
Absolutely fantastic, professional service carried out for PAT testing. Communication was prompt and efficient from... start to finish. Would 100% recommend to others.read more
Kathryn Ramsay
Kathryn Ramsay
09:45 23 Oct 20
The team were great. Gave me good honest advice and a very competitive price for my PAT test. They were extremely... helpful and very friendly. Would recommend to anyone, couldn't thank them enough for being so helpful!read more
Derek Hunter
Derek Hunter
05:49 19 Oct 20
We contacted DRA to have some of our equipment tested for a job which was urgent. DRA couldn’t of helped anymore and... were there the same day to ensure we could carryout our project.Great service and will continue to use for all our PAT testing requirements.read more
Lara Langdon
Lara Langdon
07:57 24 Sep 20
Extremely professional and provided exceptional service. When asked a question on something they didn't cover, Richard... introduced us to someone who could, which was above and beyond what I expected. I would certainly recommend them.read more
Lyndsey Everett
Lyndsey Everett
21:02 21 Sep 20
Easy to arrange PAT testing service from DRA PAT testing. The team were very friendly and reliable and completed the... work with minimum disruption. We would highly recommend them to other businesses.read more
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
16:11 17 Sep 20
Proffessional, kept us updated all the way through, and we're very responsive, done the job when they said they would ,... thanks The Sun Studio and Swalwell barbers.read more
Beth Brown
Beth Brown
10:14 15 Sep 20
Excellent customer service, professional on site and great service.
Lucy Davidson
Lucy Davidson
15:12 10 Sep 20
Thank you so much DRA PAT Testing. The process to book testing, was very easy, and Richard could fit in the exact time... frame we had. The tester had spare parts and was very professional and efficient, I gave him a quick tour of the building, and the testing was done promptly. Great value, and respectful of covid guidelines. I would highly recommend and we will be using DRA Testing in a years time.read more
Vish Vedhara
Vish Vedhara
21:31 07 Aug 20
Used Richard at DRA last couple of years for PAT testing on HMO property. Very professional and reliable which is what... you need and even despite the challenges presented by Covid 19. Recommendread more
Charlotte
Charlotte
20:35 06 Feb 20
Great service, very quick and easy to book. Very understanding when I needed more things testing than originally... expected. Friendly and chatty staff. Will definatley be using them again.read more
Debs Hug
Debs Hug
11:21 23 Dec 19
Richard and team completed our PAT testing last week in lightning speed; punctual, polite, great value and very... efficient - I highly recommend DRA Electricals.read more
Caroline Lamb
Caroline Lamb
08:11 12 Sep 19
We used DRA Pat testing for the first time recently, they were very competitively priced and very professional. I... would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone in the future and have already arranged next years PAT test to be done by them. Thanks very much for making this a quick and painless process. Oakenclough Buildings Ltd.read more
george fairweather
george fairweather
16:45 20 Aug 19
I have known Richard since he set up and developed our Seaham Harbour website some 8 years ago. He managed the website... for a number of years before he trained me and another member of our U3A to manage it ourselves. I’m pleased to say he still has overall control and we can always contact him if we encounter any problems. We haven’t had many problems but when we do Richard is very helpful and approachable, taking on the problem if we can’t solve it out ourselves.info@seahamharbourU3Aread more
Mal Graeme
Mal Graeme
20:19 07 May 19
We came across DRA last year having been recommended to use them for our office PAT testing. We obtained a number of... quotes and DRA were the most competitive. They duly completed the work. Found their service exemplary. We were duly contacted by Richard this year 4 weeks ahead of our renewal date to remind us that the PAT testing was due for renewal. We had no hesitation in asking his firm to complete the work. They have been out and we are compliant for another 12 months. They provide a great service and would highly recommend. They politely remind you when the testing is due for renewal so you are always protected.read more
Heaton Catering Equipment Ltd
Heaton Catering Equipment Ltd
10:20 01 Feb 17
Very competitive but more importantly brilliant service and advice. Would recommend this company for any PAT testing... requirementsread more
Cheryl Nyberg
Cheryl Nyberg
08:23 13 Jun 16
Efficient and knowledgeable with very reasonable pricing. Would recommend!
catherine round
catherine round
12:23 14 May 16
We have used DRA PAT Testing for a couple of years now. Richard provides a professional service with competitive rates.... We would have no hesitation in recommending their servicesread more
Duncan Baxter
Duncan Baxter
13:49 18 Nov 15
I used DRA PAT testing to test all of my professional audio equipment, I was attracted by the price and the excellent... reviews I had heard from many others in my field. He was highly competitive on price, he arrived and showed an amazing amount of customer service compared to others I had used previously, he was more than happy to offer free advice and went above and beyond what i have had before with other companies, such as explaining correct fuse ratings, proper earthing etc. I have already booked him for next year and will certainly be recommending him to all my friends and associates.read more
anne foster
anne foster
13:52 12 Dec 14
Thank you DRA PAT Testing for reliable, competitive and professional service. We've used DRA for our last 2 PAT tests.... We will be using them again in 2015. We have used many companies during our 15 years of trading & DRA are the only company we have used again. Richard is easy to talk to and reassuring, he comes into our salon and gets on with the PAT test with no disruption to us or our clients.We would recommend DRA to all businesses who require PAT testing. Thank you again, Newcastle Treatment Rooms, Heaton.read more
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