PAT Testing for YOU!
We come to you wherever you are in the North East, to test your electrical equipment
We specialise in PAT Testing for landlords, and businesses that mainly use electrical equipment on normal plugs such as office-based companies, doctors and dentists, hair & beauty salons, shops, hotels and schools, etc. We can help you to maintain safe electrical equipment to ensure you always comply with the laws, plus we will help you keep cables tidy and your workplace safe for staff. We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and will come to you wherever you are in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, Co. Durham and across the North East of England.
We also provide PAT testing across the UK for clients with sites elsewhere, and we can also help our clients with the fixed wiring inspections (EICR).
If you want to know more about us, check out our Google reviews (we’re rated No. 1 in Tyne and Wear) or get in touch. We will come out to your workplace to discuss your needs and survey your site, for free, to provide you with an acceptable PAT Testing price.
The HSE expects every workplace to perform PAT inspections and testing of all appropriate electrical equipment to make sure it is safe or to determine the need for any maintenance.
You need to perform regular inspections and tests to reduce the risks from electricity including electric shock, burns, arcing, fire and explosions.
Insurance companies expect you to be compliant with all workplace regulations to ensure the validity of your insurance policy
There are numerous legislations that require regular inspections and testing of electrical equipment (PAT) including the Electricity at Work Regs, and the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Portable electrical appliances and equipment include any electrical appliance that connects to the mains using a plug and socket system, and any appliance that has been ‘hard wired’ but can still be moved.
Experienced, reliable & professional workplace PAT testing
DRA PAT Testing’s engineers have plenty of experience to give you the peace of mind that we can ensure your electrical equipment is safe, to protect users and help you comply with the law. Our team is just as capable inspecting one appliance as they are doing thousands.
Richard Ayre (pictured) owns the business; has worked in the industry for over 10 years, and is a Director for the national standards organisation the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association.
Regular PAT Tests are the best way to meet your electrical safety obligations. We operate to high standards at all times to make sure you get the best possible service.
Our vast range of expertise covers all kinds of portable and fixed electrical appliance testing in homes, offices, shops, schools, factories, and for landlords in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, and across the North East.
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Everything a landlord or letting agent needs to know about providing safe appliances
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PAT testing is important because it confirms whether or not an appliance is safe to use (by inspecting and testing); the engineer will usually carry out repairs if there is a fault (maintenance) and it provides you with a PAT Testing Certificate (records) – all of which help you to comply with UK workplace regulations and insurance, including..
✅ Regular electrical inspection and testing helps you ensure electrical equipment is safe
✅ A PAT engineer will assess the suitability of an appliance for the environment it is being used in to help you comply with The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
✅ PAT testing records can be used to demonstrate compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
✅ Regular PAT testing helps you to comply with The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
✅ Regular PAT tests in rental property help you comply with The Housing Act 2004 (England and Wales)
✅ PAT tests before the start of a tenancy help a landlord comply with The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s guidance
✅ Regular PAT tests help you comply with The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016
✅ If the plug of an appliance doesn’t meet the Plugs and sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994 we will change it for one that does.
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About our PAT testing service
The basics of PAT testing are the same no matter what your workplace is; every business has a kettle, computers, a hoover, too many plugs and not enough sockets! So rest assured we can help you without stating the obvious!
Not only can we inspect and test your appliances to make sure they are safe, we carry out repairs when they’re needed, carry a stock of spares, know the regulations so we can help you comply with the laws without testing too often and provide you with the PAT testing Certificate you need to show compliance with your legal obligations. The main benefit to regular PAT Testing is that it keeps you compliant with the regulations, and helps to protect users from electrical accidents.
So how do we get the ball rolling? Simply get in touch, by whatever means suits you best, we’ll discuss what you need doing, agree a price, I can come out for a chat and a look around if you like, then we simply book an appointment and get the job done. We offer appointments 24 hours a day 7 days a week to best meet your needs to ensure minimal disruption to your business.
⚡ 545,000 Appliances Tested
🪛 2953 repairs completed
⚠️ 1512 appliances failed