PAT Testing North East – Newcastle upon Tyne – Durham – Sunderland – Middlesbrough
DRA PAT Testing has been testing portable electrical appliances since 2009; we offer cost effective electrical testing services throughout Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside, Washington, Sunderland, Durham, in fact across the whole of the North East.
Wherever you are we come to you to test your electrical appliances to make sure they are safe for continued use; we will carry out necessary repairs and provide you with a PAT testing Certificate for compliance. We are able to test:
- All types of electrical appliance fitted with a standard UK plug
- Fixed appliances, wired into the mains via a ‘spur’
- Industrial appliances including up to 415 volts
- Microwave ovens for emissions, power and temperature
We are also able to carry out inspections of the mains wiring and emergency lighting systems
This is why you do need portable appliances testing
In order to comply with Uk workplace regulations you need to ensure that your electrical systems are maintained and safe for continued use; whilst there are various acceptable methods for maintaining equipment, ‘PAT testing‘ is the most recognised method for actually proving equipment is safe.
In fact, you need to ensure that all appliances are safe, whether they are portable, stationery, fixed, or hand-held – not all PAT companies can test all appliances, but we can; and we can test any appliance up to and including those operating off 415volts, and 3-phase. We are also able to test the fixed wiring system too, generally referred to as an Electrical Installation Certification Report (EICR).
The EICR needs doing usually every 10 years in domestic properties, but every 3-5 years for businesses whilst appliances should be tested more frequently as there is more risk of them getting damaged. For example, fixed appliances should be tested every 3-5 years in line with the EICR, stationery appliances too, whilst appliances that are more easily moved should be tested more often. Hand-held equipment should be tested even more often. Have a look at our risk-based testing page for more information.
Regular PAT Testing reduces the risk of an accident occurring, and will help you to prove that you do maintain safe appliances, in the event of an accident.
All PAT Testing Prices quoted include:
When we carry out PAT testing every appliance undergoes a thorough visual inspection with repairs carried out automatically, and the required tests completed depending on the appliance type. 230v plugs and fuses up to 13amps are changed automatically if required and damaged sockets we find are reported. If an appliance can’t be made safe it will fail, and you will be notified what to do with it. For every job the price quoted includes all the following:
- Itemised report including electrical readings (not just Pass or Fail)
- PAT Testing Certificate to display on your Health and Safety board
- Supply and fit of replacement plugs* and fuses
- Any necessary repairs to the plug or flexible cable
- Risk assessment to recommend re-test periods
- Unique ID number for each appliance tested and printed blue labels
- Reminders when re-tests are due
- Notifications on action for failed equipment
*Industrial plugs will be charged for
“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