PAT Testing Newcastle upon Tyne – Electrical Equipment Testing Services from North East experts

PAT Testing Newcastle upon Tyne – Electrical Equipment Testing Services from North East experts2019-12-07T00:03:28+00:00
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Portable Appliance Testing

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DRA PAT Testing have helped UK businesses to maintain safe electrical appliances for over 10 years

“DRA PAT Testing were recommended to us and they came in recently to undergo PAT testing. I have to say the service was first class and the subsequent report very professionally presented in an easy to understand format” (More)

DRA PAT  Testing is a specialised Newcastle – based company that provides electrical equipment testing across the North East of England including Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham, and nationally across the UK. PAT testing is and should be an important part of any health and safety regime – it is the simplest and best method for ensuring electrical appliances are safe. We maintain faulty appliances, repairing them and performing electrical safety tests on appliances to make sure they’re safe for continued use. Afterwards, we send you a comprehensive PAT Testing Certificate with full itemised report, and recommendations for future testing periods. Our engineers are City & Guilds qualified, and are recognised as one of the most efficient and reliable PAT testing services in the North East. 

In order to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations (etc) all electrical equipment should be risk assessed to determine what testing is required, and how often. What has always been referred to as portable, or fixed appliances, will soon simply be “electrical equipment“. 

We work with you to ensure the whole process is as smooth as possible, with minimal disruption to your business. Our engineers are professional at all times, polite and friendly, and able to carry out their work around your staff. We can provide our service outside normal working hours, including weekends to suit your needs. 

There are many benefits to pat testing, such as creating a safer working environment, but mainly because it can save you higher costs accidents can lead to. 

Through our PAT testing service we help you meet your legal obligations for ensuring electrical appliances are safe for continued use. 

We are also able to test fixed appliances (FAT testing) and the mains wiring (EICR). 

Services always included in the price

  • Free wall socket check – if the socket is wired incorrectly the appliance isn’t safe
  • Free replacement plugs and fuses
  • Free in-scope repairs to help an appliance pass
  • Free microwave emissions test 
  • Free thermal surveys of appliances that can’t be turned off
  • Free recommendations for ongoing PAT intervals

Portable appliances testing is important because… 

Getting it done regularly not only ensures your appliances continue to be maintained at a safe standard, it provides you with evidence that you are taking action to ensure electrical equipment is safe, and thus complying with UK regulations. 

Get a Quote for PAT testing

All PAT Testing Quotes include:

  • An itemised report of all appliances tested
  • Information on failed appliances and what to do with them
  • A PAT Testing Certificate for your Health and Safety records
  • The supply and fit of replacement plugs and fuses (without charge)
  • Reminders when tests are due again
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Regular electrical testing ensures that any defects are maintained appropriately; the more regular the testing the less likely new defects will occur. Keeping maintenance up to date reduces the chances of an accident occurring. This is a one of the main benefits of PAT Testing. Many people like to say that PAT testing too often is a waste of money, and in some environments (done too often) it is, but initially at least, PAT tests will ensure equipment maintains safe standards. Moving forward from that it is possible to increase the intervals between tests, as long as the risk is periodically assessed to make sure defects are not starting to occur again. As your PAT tester we work with you to help you maintain safe appliances, and thus a safe working environment. 

“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

Some of our other clients include

Our PAT testing clients include Durham Police, Nexus in Newcastle, Seaham Hall, National Trust in Northumberland and Kier in Gateshead

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