Helping to maintain safe electrical equipment through professional PAT testing for over 10 years
Giving you peace of mind that your electrical equipment is safe to use
We are your local PAT testing experts for Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside and the North East of England
DRA PAT Testing Ltd is Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East‘s leading (electrical) PAT testing company with more 5 star reviews on Google than any other electrical testing company.
With over 10 years experience of testing electrical equipment in the workplace we have developed a system to guarantee you minimal disruption, with sensible guidance and peace of mind that not only do your appliances maintain safety standards but you remain complaint with the legal regulations at all times.
We are able to test all types of electrical equipment including 110v, 230v, 415v and three-phase with plugs or industrial adaptors, integrated kitchen appliances where the plug can’t be accessed and electrical equipment wired directly into the mains supply.
We are also able to provide you with other electrical testing including fixed wiring inspections (EICR), emergency lighting, fire alarm testing and thermal image surveys, all carried out by our NICEIC registered electrical inspector.
We are a small but experienced team, qualified, PAT testing expert trained and competent with CSCS, DBS, Police checks, PATTA registered and CHAS accredited.
Our PAT testing prices start at just 75p per item, depending on how many appliances you have that need checking.
What is PAT testing and why do you need it?
PAT testing is a process that we carry out on electrical equipment to make sure it is safe to continue using, so that it complies with legal regulations. The process involves an inspection of the plug, fuse, cable and outer casing of the appliance to check for wear and tear, correct use, etc. and electrical tests using a PAT tester machine to check for internal faults in the earthing and insulation.
At any point during the inspection there may be a need for the engineer to carry out repairs so that the appliance will pass PAT testing; if this is necessary we will do it automatically. If something can’t be repaired then it would be deemed too dangerous to continue using and would fail the test; we’d then advice you what can be done with it.
PAT testing is carried out on appliances fitted with a plug (or industrial adaptor) that can be easily disconnected from the mains power socket. Integrated electrical appliances such as fridges in a kitchen are included in the inspection even when the plug can’t be accessed.
You need to get PAT testing done so that you comply with UK workplace regulations for health and safety; a duty holder for the business is responsible for ensuring equipment is safe to use and continues to be so. Regular PAT tests are recognised as the best and most efficient way of confirming electrical equipment is safe; especially as you will get a Certificate to confirm it.
Find out more about our electrical testing services or contact us for a no obligation PAT testing quotation.
What our customers say
Excellent, friendly and efficient service. We have a lot of staff that work flexibly and Richard was happy to pop back at a later date to test their equipment which we hadn’t initially mentioned. Would recommend DRA to any organisation that needs appliance testing carried out.
Jackson Hogg Recruitment, Newcastle
These guys were recommended to us and they came in recently to do the PAT Testing. The service was first class and report very professionally presented in an easy to understand format. It is rare I give 5 stars in a review however in this case it is thoroughly deserved and would recommend DRA PAT Testing Limited to any organisation
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. Great value, and respectful of covid guidelines. I would highly recommend and we will be using DRA Testing in a years time.
Why Choose DRA PAT Testing?
We believe in keeping it simple; we run our business professionally, and provide good customer service but we don’t over complicate. We do what needs doing, we ensure equipment is safe and that you are compliant, and we do it with minimal fuss. We find out customers appreciate that.
✅ PAT Test Certificate Report with results by PDF
✅ Free remedial repairs to the plug and cable
✅ Free replacement plugs and fuses
✅ Automatic Cable Management
✅ Guidance on retest intervals inline with HSE
✅ Ongoing improving safety support
✅ Automatic reminders for retests, saving you time
✅ Microwave emissions tests included
PAT Testing Newcastle
Being based in Newcastle upon Tyne; the areas of Newcastle and Tyneside are our primary business areas but we cover all of the North East. In fact we have clients all over the United Kingdom, so wherever you are, rest assured, we can help. Just get in touch and tell us what you need.
What is PAT Testing?
Pat testing is the name used for the inspection and testing of electrical equipment fitted with a plug (or intended to be).
This electrical PAT test comprises of a visual inspection by a competent person including remedial repairs, and a sequence of electrical tests using a PAT tester machine. The results determine whether the appliance is safe or not.
A safe appliance is labelled with a “passed” sticker including unique ID number which refers directly to the PAT Test Certificate you are provided with.
Will I get a PAT test Certificate?
Yes of course; we provide every client with a PAT test Certificate. We aim to get the certificate to you within 24 hours of completing the job.
The certificate includes a fully itemised report listing every appliance tested, the ID number on the label, and the results obtained by the tests including electrical meter readings.
It fully complies with the requirements from the likes of CHAS, HSE, Ofsted, CQC, etc.
What other electrical testing do we do?
DRA PAT Testing Limited provide all aspects of electrical equipment inspection and testing including portable appliance testing, testing integrated electrical appliances where the plug can’t be accessed, fixed electrical equipment where the appliance has been hard-wired via a fused spur, microwave ovens for emissions leakage and thermal image checks of server systems. Through our NICEIC registered partner electricians we also offer our clients fixed wiring inspections (EICR) and emergency lighting inspections.
Free remedial repairs
Free replacement plugs & fuses
Free guidance on retests
Unique appliance ID numbers
Data recorded in our database for life
PAT Test Certificates issued within a few days
All of North East covered
A personalised service every time
Timely reminders for retests
Optional Microwave emissions tests
Fixed appliance testing available
Discounts for fixed wiring inspections (EICR)