If you have electrical equipment that you need testing, you’ve come to the right place, and we will come to you, wherever you are.
We are DRA PAT Testing Ltd; leading portable appliance testing contractors for the North East of England.
We provide a bespoke to you, risk based PAT testing service, unique to your circumstances.
PAT Testing of your portable electrical appliances is what we specialise in. We, DRA PAT Testing Limited are experts in portable appliance testing in offices, schools, shops, salons, doctors surgeries etc.
We come to your workplace or home to inspect and test equipment to make sure it is safe for use, and being used safely.
We provide a bespoke to you, risk based PAT testing service, unique to your circumstances. The service we provide is different to most of our competitors as we don’t insist on annual retests; which is something that makes us unique, and the reason why our clients tend to stay with us long term.
The law makes you responsible for ensuring electrical equipment is safe and leaves it up to you to do risk assessments to determine what needs doing and how often, but we understand that you are unlikely to have the necessary knowledge to do that, so we do it for you.
Automatically we assess the risks associated with the portable appliances you’re using, and the environment they are being used in and recommend the most appropriate frequencies for retests. See our PAT testing Frequency page for more information.
We also manage the retest periods for you, and adjust them as necessary. We keep you informed and remind you with plenty of time when due dates are approaching. We also provide advice on how you could improve electrical safety.
Furthermore, if we find damaged sockets we report them to you – other companies charge you to do this. We also check your fixed wiring inspections are up to date, and if not, can manage this for you too.
We provide every client with a comprehensive PAT Testing Report including certificate, listing all appliances tested and their results.
All our work includes
IET standard Inspection and testing of each appliance
Thermal images taken for equipment in use (e.g. servers)
Free minor repairs such as changing fuses, or repairing the existing cable
Each item given a unique identification number that refers to the report provided
Results provided in industry leading report documentation
Certificates provided promptly
Guidance for failed appliances or for improving electrical safety
Risk assessments carried out to determine best retest periods
All work done to PATTA professional standards
HSE recommended PAT testing frequencies
How we can help you comply with the regulations
Whether your business is ran from a work location, or from home, if you provide electrical appliances for use by staff or in another organisations’ locations then you need to make sure the appliances are safe; won’t cause a fire or give a user an electric shock.
We can help you with that, by PAT testing your appliances to check for any defects that have arisen, fix them if possible and provide you with the Certificates needed to confirm compliance with the regulations.
Additionally we are able to help with other electrical testing including the fixed wiring system (EICR), emergency lighting tests, thermal imagery for servers and commercial microwave oven tests. We are also able to perform risk assessments to put HSE approved PAT testing frequencies in place.
“DRA PAT (provide a) thoroughly professional service, great communication throughout. and a very pleasant engineer conducting the testing. Would use again for further PAT”.
Testimonial from North Tyneside Council
PAT testing Newcastle upon Tyne | Tyne and Wear | Co. Durham | Northumberland
We work for many clients
We work for over 500 clients based across the North East. Environments include local businesses, offices, doctors surgeries, shops and the public sector. It doesn’t matter whether you only have 1 item or thousands, we want to work for you.