DRA PAT Testing – There’s No Shocks With Us!

A selection of electrical appliances you may find in an office such as computer, laptop, TV, printer that will need PAT Testing

We can help you comply with Electrical Safety Regulations

Regular safety checks of electrical equipment (PAT Testing) help to prevent accidents and fires.

When you need your electrical equipment PAT Testing we’re here to help. Professional, reliable and experienced, we really are the North East PAT testing experts!

Our inspections help you make your workplace (and or equipment) safer for all users. Through high a quality Portable Appliance Testing service we help you comply with UK Health and Safety Regulations.

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PAT Testing for the North East

We cover most of the North East; based in Newcastle upon Tyne our engineers cover Gateshead, Washington, Sunderland, Durham, Corbridge, Cramlington, Blyth, etc.

Whether you need one item PAT Testing or Thousands; we can help

What our clients say about us…

Claire Thornton
Claire Thornton
1708429510
Absolutely fantastic! I cannot recommend this company highly enough.This was the first time I had used DRA and I was so impressed with the service our company received. The testing itself was completed quickly, efficiently and most importantly thoroughly, despite having 40 staff in on the day. The whole process was made so easy. The report and certification came through just a couple of days later. I will without doubt be using DRA next year for our PAT testing.
Joanne Ruddick
Joanne Ruddick
1707904038
Great service very professional completed with no problems used this company for a few years now never had a problem would definitely recommend
Dawn O'Neill
Dawn O'Neill
1707134099
Jane is very friendly and efficient. Always use this company every year 5 stars every time
Jamie Middleton
Jamie Middleton
1706711989
Prompt and efficient service with solid communication throughout. Rob has attended our site for years now and has always been accommodating to our needs. Thanks again Rob!
Hi I have no problem at all with this company, they are very professional I would recommend to anyone, I will be using them again.
Glen Colledge
Glen Colledge
1705915449
We found DRA to carry out PAT testing on our equipment. Good communication throughout, and Jane who came out to do the testing was really helpful in explaining everything and offered good tips
Sharne Leslie
Sharne Leslie
1705421270
Vert quick and efficient. Nice and helpful
Em Limited
Em Limited
1704464477
Testing was carried with great care by Jane today (05/01/24) arrived on time, worked around our production dept and offices, with no disruption at all to our daily business. Offered advice and was very friendly and efficient, would definitely recommend.
Gillian Barras
Gillian Barras
1704275895
Had Rob return for our second time using DRA for our PAT testing.Very professional service and happy to continue using this company.Turned up on time and worked in testing around our production schedule
Would recommend this company, fast efficient service and they kept us updated from initial enquiry through to completion of testing.
Great work. Needed things done for a deadline and managed to fit me in and work around me.Easy to talk to. Open to my million questions.Would highly recommend!
Arbor Division
Arbor Division
1700669869
Excellent, efficient service. Engineer (Richard) arrived on time meaning the tests were completed with no disruption to our day. No hesitation in recommending DRA, very happy with the service 😊
Peter Robson
Peter Robson
1700559776
Easy to book the testing. Kyle arrived at the appointed time at my property in Sunderland and carried out the testing very methodically. Report and certification supplied quickly. Very happy with the service, communications and pricing. Highly recommended.
Michael Wharton
Michael Wharton
1700048461
Excellent speedy service at a competitive price. Engineer turned up at appointed time, huge bonus from this firm. Will definitely use again.
David Hill
David Hill
1699878984
Came when they said they would; did testing and repairs professionally; very obliging and helpful; good value too
Nile Warde
Nile Warde
1698409644
Great work done very efficiently.
Lynda Cooper
Lynda Cooper
1697886884
DRA PAT Testing have carried out our annual testing for a few years and we always find them very professional and friendly. Their communication is excellent and always on time and issuing the report very quickly. They always send a reminder each year near the renewal time which is very useful. We Would continue using them and recommend.1
Louise Appleby
Louise Appleby
1697745222
We've used this company for years, they're friendly, really reliable and a competitive price. Definitely recommend them.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
1697446868
First time using DRA PAT testing but can highly recommend, the service was excellent and the guys arrived in the office and efficiently carried out all the testing with minimal disruption, will definitely use again
DRA was recommended to us and from the initial arranging the PAT Testing to the PAT Testing being carry out was straight forward. Jane carried out the testing, she was polite, answered any questions and just got on with the job without any interruptions you wouldn’t even know she was there. Would highly recommend.
Tina Ashcroft
Tina Ashcroft
1695390630
PAT testing of electrical items for uni student. Great service, prompt, efficient and friendly, made time for a small job. Would recommend 100%
Mark Faetz
Mark Faetz
1695164711
First time using DRA and won’t be the last! The whole process was made so simple and any necessary repairs carried out there and then. Jane carried out our testing and she’s a credit to her team she just got on with it without any interruptions you wouldn’t even know she was there. Would highly recommend
Molly Hogg
Molly Hogg
1694421549
Very quick and reliable. Came out to PAT test my home office equipment. Many thanks.
Jane and Richard provided PAT testing. They were friendly, professional and helpful. I’ll be using them again.
Andrew Cumiskey
Andrew Cumiskey
1692346675
Excellent service, professional, on time and easy to book.
Alison Donkin
Alison Donkin
1692282208
Kyle arrived on time and was friendly, helpful and efficient. We had 42 items that required testing. The process of arranging the inspection was easy and everone in the team whom we dealt with were courteous and efficient, fitting in to our schedule. Would recommend
Terry Garnish
Terry Garnish
1691428149
Very friendly & on time good prices I highly recommend….
This is the third year that DRA Pat Testing have checked my appliances and it was great to meet Jane this time who was friendly, efficient and punctual. I really appreciate the timely reminder to book the next appointment. Thanks, see you next year!
Newcastle Stand
Newcastle Stand
1690289098
DRA PAT Testing have been carrying out our pat testing the last couple of years and we couldn't be happier with their services! Friendly while professional, great communication, worked around our schedule, report issued promptly. Their reminders have been very useful too! Would definitely recommend.
Alan Scott
Alan Scott
1690182744
Top service as always. I wouldn't use anyone else. The guys are happy to work around out times so the class isn't disturbed. See you next year!
Keith Jewitt
Keith Jewitt
1690026183
Received a great service from DRA, professional & happy to work around our business needs. Would definitely recommend & use again.
Absolutely fantastic service; very prompt, and a lovely team of engineers. Will definitely make this our yearly go-to company for PAT testing. Cheers team!
Pat Barraclough
Pat Barraclough
1689870553
Visited by the Lads to do our PAT Testing, very relaxed, chatty and knowledgeable. Good Job by DRA , very happy with the service 😃
Jane came out and did our Pat Testing, she was friendly and very professional. Report was issued promptly.She also worked around our workload which was greatly appreciated.Great service - thanks again!
Nicola Bath
Nicola Bath
1689792597
Great service by DRA Pat Testing, super professional response to my enquiry and Jane did a fab job for us testing our equipment and getting us fully compliant again. Will use again and would recommend.
David Byrne
David Byrne
1688736481
Very punctual and also very efficient. Jane was keen to be sure she had seen everything that needed testing and was in every way professional. Well done! We will certainly use your company again.
Excellent communication, DRA were flexible enough to fit in with our business operating hours and what rooms were available when. Thorough and efficient testing, our certificate arrived promptly. Highly recommended.
We've used DRA PAT Testing twice now, they are great with their communication, and always very thorough and efficient when they come in to test. Would recommend to anyone who needs PAT testing done!
Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor
1686600447
Great service. Friendly and competent engineer.
Liz Pattinson
Liz Pattinson
1686309726
I have just had my annual PAT testing completed by Jean from DRA Pat Testing and once again have received great service. If you are looking for a professional and reliable PAT testing company, I would strongly recommend them to you.
Ruth Humpherson
Ruth Humpherson
1686130506
Always use DRA for our annual PAT testing, super professional, great communication and lovely staff. highly recommend
David Thompson
David Thompson
1685984997
Brilliant service, efficient and polite.Excellent value for money.
Derek B
Derek B
1685800090
DRA came recommended and I know why - they were excellent at all stages, from initial contact right through to job completion. Top class professional team - will certainlty be returning 🙂
louisa fakili
louisa fakili
1685692531
A great company would not go anywhere else. When I needed my inspection done quickly they moved my appointment up 2 weeks earlier nothing was a problem. Would definitely recommend.
This is the second time we have used DRA PAT testing. Jane was excellent and efficient and the service we received was first class.
Keith Middleton
Keith Middleton
1685130246
Prompt, exceptional service, good value for money. Test certificate delivered the same day. Second year I've used them, a big help when they come to you. Nothings a bother.
Jane Potts was brill.She was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, helpful etc etc.The job was done carefully, thoroughly and precisely.What more is there to say.Well done DRA
Nic Devine
Nic Devine
1684920947
Lovely staff member Jane, very professional and timely and minimum disruption whilst completing PAT testing at Skills North East. Great company
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Claire Thornton
Claire Thornton
1708429510
Absolutely fantastic! I cannot recommend this company highly enough.This was the first time I had used DRA and I was so impressed with the service our company received. The testing itself was completed quickly, efficiently and most importantly thoroughly, despite having 40 staff in on the day. The whole process was made so easy. The report and certification came through just a couple of days later. I will without doubt be using DRA next year for our PAT testing.
Joanne Ruddick
Joanne Ruddick
1707904038
Great service very professional completed with no problems used this company for a few years now never had a problem would definitely recommend
Dawn O'Neill
Dawn O'Neill
1707134099
Jane is very friendly and efficient. Always use this company every year 5 stars every time
Jamie Middleton
Jamie Middleton
1706711989
Prompt and efficient service with solid communication throughout. Rob has attended our site for years now and has always been accommodating to our needs. Thanks again Rob!
Hi I have no problem at all with this company, they are very professional I would recommend to anyone, I will be using them again.
Glen Colledge
Glen Colledge
1705915449
We found DRA to carry out PAT testing on our equipment. Good communication throughout, and Jane who came out to do the testing was really helpful in explaining everything and offered good tips
Sharne Leslie
Sharne Leslie
1705421270
Vert quick and efficient. Nice and helpful
Em Limited
Em Limited
1704464477
Testing was carried with great care by Jane today (05/01/24) arrived on time, worked around our production dept and offices, with no disruption at all to our daily business. Offered advice and was very friendly and efficient, would definitely recommend.
Gillian Barras
Gillian Barras
1704275895
Had Rob return for our second time using DRA for our PAT testing.Very professional service and happy to continue using this company.Turned up on time and worked in testing around our production schedule
Would recommend this company, fast efficient service and they kept us updated from initial enquiry through to completion of testing.
Great work. Needed things done for a deadline and managed to fit me in and work around me.Easy to talk to. Open to my million questions.Would highly recommend!
Arbor Division
Arbor Division
1700669869
Excellent, efficient service. Engineer (Richard) arrived on time meaning the tests were completed with no disruption to our day. No hesitation in recommending DRA, very happy with the service 😊
Peter Robson
Peter Robson
1700559776
Easy to book the testing. Kyle arrived at the appointed time at my property in Sunderland and carried out the testing very methodically. Report and certification supplied quickly. Very happy with the service, communications and pricing. Highly recommended.
Michael Wharton
Michael Wharton
1700048461
Excellent speedy service at a competitive price. Engineer turned up at appointed time, huge bonus from this firm. Will definitely use again.
David Hill
David Hill
1699878984
Came when they said they would; did testing and repairs professionally; very obliging and helpful; good value too
Nile Warde
Nile Warde
1698409644
Great work done very efficiently.
Lynda Cooper
Lynda Cooper
1697886884
DRA PAT Testing have carried out our annual testing for a few years and we always find them very professional and friendly. Their communication is excellent and always on time and issuing the report very quickly. They always send a reminder each year near the renewal time which is very useful. We Would continue using them and recommend.1
Louise Appleby
Louise Appleby
1697745222
We've used this company for years, they're friendly, really reliable and a competitive price. Definitely recommend them.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
1697446868
First time using DRA PAT testing but can highly recommend, the service was excellent and the guys arrived in the office and efficiently carried out all the testing with minimal disruption, will definitely use again
DRA was recommended to us and from the initial arranging the PAT Testing to the PAT Testing being carry out was straight forward. Jane carried out the testing, she was polite, answered any questions and just got on with the job without any interruptions you wouldn’t even know she was there. Would highly recommend.
Tina Ashcroft
Tina Ashcroft
1695390630
PAT testing of electrical items for uni student. Great service, prompt, efficient and friendly, made time for a small job. Would recommend 100%
Mark Faetz
Mark Faetz
1695164711
First time using DRA and won’t be the last! The whole process was made so simple and any necessary repairs carried out there and then. Jane carried out our testing and she’s a credit to her team she just got on with it without any interruptions you wouldn’t even know she was there. Would highly recommend
Molly Hogg
Molly Hogg
1694421549
Very quick and reliable. Came out to PAT test my home office equipment. Many thanks.
Jane and Richard provided PAT testing. They were friendly, professional and helpful. I’ll be using them again.
Andrew Cumiskey
Andrew Cumiskey
1692346675
Excellent service, professional, on time and easy to book.
Alison Donkin
Alison Donkin
1692282208
Kyle arrived on time and was friendly, helpful and efficient. We had 42 items that required testing. The process of arranging the inspection was easy and everone in the team whom we dealt with were courteous and efficient, fitting in to our schedule. Would recommend
Terry Garnish
Terry Garnish
1691428149
Very friendly & on time good prices I highly recommend….
This is the third year that DRA Pat Testing have checked my appliances and it was great to meet Jane this time who was friendly, efficient and punctual. I really appreciate the timely reminder to book the next appointment. Thanks, see you next year!
Newcastle Stand
Newcastle Stand
1690289098
DRA PAT Testing have been carrying out our pat testing the last couple of years and we couldn't be happier with their services! Friendly while professional, great communication, worked around our schedule, report issued promptly. Their reminders have been very useful too! Would definitely recommend.
Alan Scott
Alan Scott
1690182744
Top service as always. I wouldn't use anyone else. The guys are happy to work around out times so the class isn't disturbed. See you next year!
Keith Jewitt
Keith Jewitt
1690026183
Received a great service from DRA, professional & happy to work around our business needs. Would definitely recommend & use again.
Absolutely fantastic service; very prompt, and a lovely team of engineers. Will definitely make this our yearly go-to company for PAT testing. Cheers team!
Pat Barraclough
Pat Barraclough
1689870553
Visited by the Lads to do our PAT Testing, very relaxed, chatty and knowledgeable. Good Job by DRA , very happy with the service 😃
Jane came out and did our Pat Testing, she was friendly and very professional. Report was issued promptly.She also worked around our workload which was greatly appreciated.Great service - thanks again!
Nicola Bath
Nicola Bath
1689792597
Great service by DRA Pat Testing, super professional response to my enquiry and Jane did a fab job for us testing our equipment and getting us fully compliant again. Will use again and would recommend.
David Byrne
David Byrne
1688736481
Very punctual and also very efficient. Jane was keen to be sure she had seen everything that needed testing and was in every way professional. Well done! We will certainly use your company again.
Excellent communication, DRA were flexible enough to fit in with our business operating hours and what rooms were available when. Thorough and efficient testing, our certificate arrived promptly. Highly recommended.
We've used DRA PAT Testing twice now, they are great with their communication, and always very thorough and efficient when they come in to test. Would recommend to anyone who needs PAT testing done!
Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor
1686600447
Great service. Friendly and competent engineer.
Liz Pattinson
Liz Pattinson
1686309726
I have just had my annual PAT testing completed by Jean from DRA Pat Testing and once again have received great service. If you are looking for a professional and reliable PAT testing company, I would strongly recommend them to you.
Ruth Humpherson
Ruth Humpherson
1686130506
Always use DRA for our annual PAT testing, super professional, great communication and lovely staff. highly recommend
David Thompson
David Thompson
1685984997
Brilliant service, efficient and polite.Excellent value for money.
Derek B
Derek B
1685800090
DRA came recommended and I know why - they were excellent at all stages, from initial contact right through to job completion. Top class professional team - will certainlty be returning 🙂
louisa fakili
louisa fakili
1685692531
A great company would not go anywhere else. When I needed my inspection done quickly they moved my appointment up 2 weeks earlier nothing was a problem. Would definitely recommend.
This is the second time we have used DRA PAT testing. Jane was excellent and efficient and the service we received was first class.
Keith Middleton
Keith Middleton
1685130246
Prompt, exceptional service, good value for money. Test certificate delivered the same day. Second year I've used them, a big help when they come to you. Nothings a bother.
Jane Potts was brill.She was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, helpful etc etc.The job was done carefully, thoroughly and precisely.What more is there to say.Well done DRA
Nic Devine
Nic Devine
1684920947
Lovely staff member Jane, very professional and timely and minimum disruption whilst completing PAT testing at Skills North East. Great company
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Why do you need PAT Testing?

PAT testing is an inspection process carried out on electrical equipment used at work to make sure it is safe to use; it should be done in all workplace scenarios by a competent person including places that aren’t actually workplaces but are in place to generate business income such as rental properties and holiday homes.

In order to comply with The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) businesses need to maintain safe electrical equipment, the easiest and most recognised way to do this is a PAT test. You also need regular PAT tests to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) and the Supply and Use of Work Equipment (1998) among others.

Furthermore if you apply for licenses as part of your business, are members of a regulatory body or association such as any of the following, you will need to be able to provide an up to date PAT Testing Certificate Report as part of your application – ISO (including ISO27001 Security), CQC (Medical Inspectors), Ofsted (Schools inspectors), CHAS, Constructionline, HMO landlord license applications, etc.

Here’s exactly what you are going to get from us

When you ‘contract’ us to PAT Test your electrical appliances you are choosing the most effective way of managing your workplace electrical safety as you are putting in place a system of managing compliance that largely runs itself, saving you time, money and the hassle.

Experienced, friendly, professional, qualified, competent engineers who have enhanced DBS.

Free remedial repairs including repairs to the flexible cable, repairs to the existing plug, replacement plugs and fuses.

Old Messy labels removed; and new ones applied neat and discreet.

Guidance on risk based retest periods that ensure compliance, changeable as your business changes or grows.

Guidance on ways to improve safety in your office, and automatic cable management.

A team of engineers who specialise in testing IT equipment, and industrial machinery.

Engineers who can test portable and fixed electrical appliances.

Reminders for retests so you don’t have to remember when they’re due.

Itemised PAT Testing Certificate Reports that include electrical readings and maintenance records.

Discounts off your mains wiring inspections (EICR), Emergency Lighting and Fire Alarm Testing.

We do all the above, automatically, for every client. The experience of working with us is second to none, and the reason why have the most 5-star reviews of any PAT testing company in the UK.

By putting in place a periodic system to maintain safe electrical equipment through PAT Testing you are helping to make your workplace a safer place for all users, which will in turn benefit your business as a safer workplace is a happier workplace.

PAT Testing in Newcastle Upon Tyne and across the North East

DRA PAT Testing team line up

Who are we? Why Choose Us?

We are the people you see in this photo; I’m in the middle at the back, I’m Richard Ayre. With me are Kyle, Jane, Rob and Lee. I started the business in 2009 and have been building it ever since. My ethos was to grow a business my clients want to work with; I take pride in offering a high standard of service in an industry littered with ‘cowboys’ who simply want to ‘label as many appliances as possible in as short a time as they can’. That’s not how we work – we take our time and ensure all faults are found, whether they be visual, electrical or in your set up. We work with our clients to help them maintain safe equipment and workplaces long term.

Our clients have the peace of mind in knowing their businesses are protected; from the standards we operate they know that their electrical equipment is safe. They know we do a thorough job and we work with them to help them maintain safe equipment throughout the year. Whether we visit them annually, more or less often they know that we’re just a phone call away if they need us to pop back in to assist them.

We provide every client, whether they have one item or 10,000, the same level of service. Everyone gets a PAT Testing Certificate Report that is fully compliant, and a 5-star service – I demand this of my team every time, which is probably why we have so many 5-star reviews. I always wanted to be the most recommended PAT Testing company in the UK – and we are.

We work with businesses of all shapes and sizes, no job is too small and we are proud of every single client we have gained over the years and it’s great to get to know them long term, watch their businesses grow and help them comply with the law.

We know that you may or may not know what you need to do as far as maintaining safe electrics is concerned, and this is where we can help you. Get in touch with us today to discuss your needs; if you prefer we are more than happy to visit you before providing a price for the job.

Proudly supporting North East businesses; we help our clients maintain safe electrical equipment through preventative maintenance and inspection and testing (PAT tests). We also provide inspection and testing for fixed appliances (FAT), and mains wiring (EICR).

Our full team is experienced, qualified and competent in electrical safety; we all hold enhanced DBS and our electrician is registered with the NICEIC. We are also founding members of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association.

Seaward Apollo 600 PAT tester, PAT test labels, St James Park in background - home of Newcastle United

How we help businesses like yours in the North East

We work across all industries, from people working from home right through to heavy industry. Most of our work centres around small and local businesses but we also do public sector work for the Police, NHS etc.

We work in Cafe‘s and pubs, hotels and caravan parks, offices, doctors surgeries, hair and beaty salons, shops, factories, on building sites, in property for landlords, in church and church halls, community centres, holiday homes, for housing associations, museums and art galleries, schools and colleges. We visit home based workers for big companies, check 110v power tools in engineers vans and industrial 400v 3-phase equipment – whatever your business does, whatever electrical equipment you used, even the fixed type; we can help.

We carry out repairs to plugs, fuses and flexible cable for free; we replace ’13a’ plugs and fuses (3 to 13a) free too, and we check Microwave ovens for emissions leakage.

On completion of the job, our engineer will talk you through the job they have done, explain any repairs or faults found and discuss risk based retest periods with you so we can put in place a plan for when we come back to check your appliances again.

We’ll provide you with an itemised PAT Testing Certificate Report, guidance on retest periods and reminders when retests are due – helping you stay compliant at all times.

We also can test fixed appliances and do Electrical Installation Certificate Reports so you don’t need to work with 3 different providers, saving you time, money and hassle!

Outsourcing PAT testing saves you money and allows you to focus on your core business activities while ensuring compliance with electrical safety regulations.

Regular PAT Tests help you comply with:

✅ The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

✅ The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

✅ Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1989

✅ Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

We cover Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Co. Durham, North Yorkshire and other UK areas for our clients.