Portable Appliance Testing Experts
Based in Tyneside, we cover all of the North East of England
We work with you to minimise disruption
Complimentary Site Surveys available
Through risk-based PAT testing, we help you stay compliant
"Highly recommend DRA PAT Testing, use them every year as they offer a great service..."
We are specialised PAT Testing providers
We are specialist providers of electrical safety testing for portable electrical appliances (anything with a plug), also known as PAT testing.
Based in Wallsend, North Tyneside we have been providing our service to business, commercial and domestic customers for 10 years; our clients range from home-workers with a couple of appliances to big companies with tens of thousands, including office based businesses, shops, hotels, schools, etc.
Some companies offer PAT purely to get a foot in the door to offer you more profitable services; we don’t. PAT is what we specialise in, so we are the best choice you can make to be sure that your appliances are checked correctly and when we say they are safe they are; in addition we can help to maintain appliances and when equipment can’t be turned off (such as servers) we can take thermal images to check for faults.
If you need PAT Testing, then contact us, let us know what you require and we’ll be able to help.
We provide high standards at cost-effective prices, with sensible, good honest advice.
I’ve got plenty of experience, so there are no shocks with us!
Hello, I’m Richard Ayre, I hope I can be of service to you. It is my job to help you to comply with health and safety regulations in the workplace, whether you own the property or not; if you use electrical equipment at work, wherever that may be then you have a responsibility to ensure it is safe to use – I can help you with that.
As a portable appliance testing engineer I will inspect and test your equipment to make sure it complies with appropriate safety standards to ensure that users don’t get electric shocks and the appliance doesn’t overheat and start a fire; or at least if it does, to have provided you with the appropriate documentation to support you in the event of a claim.
A PAT test is not a guarantee that an accident won’t occur, but it is confirmation that action has been taken to ensure appliances are safe, and it shows that you are taking action to reduce the risks of an incident occurring. Like an MOT for your car it checks an appliance is functioning correctly at the time of the test.
What is PAT testing?
Portable appliance testing, or PAT testing as it’s otherwise known, is the process of inspecting and testing electrical equipment that has a plug to make sure the appropriate safety measures are satisfactory; including the appliance casing, plug, lead, fuse and internal earthing and insulation.
What do we do?
Our inspections are thorough, and any issues will be dealt with including repairs to the existing plug and lead, replacement of the plug and or lead, replacement of the fuse, etc.
We cover all appliances, 3 to 64amps, up to 415volts, including those where the plug is not accessible. We’re also able to check microwave ovens to ensure they’re functioning correctly, reaching required temperatures and not emitting excessive radiation.
PAT Testing Certificates
We provide you with a comprehensive report and certificate as soon as possible after the job is complete; usually before we invoice you, for which we provide 30 days credit as standard. The report includes all the appliances tested, by location, each with a unique identification number that relates to the label discreetly applied to the appliance.
Timely reminders for re-tests and recommended test intervals
All certificates come with a recommended retest period and we’ll contact you before that’s due to return to test, thus ensuring you’re always compliant – it may be that only some appliances need testing next time.
Whilst we specialise in PAT testing, we offer other services to help you with electrical safety including thermal surveys for server systems, fixed wiring inspections (EICR) and emergency lighting tests and maintenance.
All our work is done at your location, wherever you are in the North East; preferably during normal office hours but we can be available on weekends and evenings if it helps you.
PAT Testing Newcastle and the North East
Wherever you are based in the North East, whether it be Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham or anywhere else, contact us to discuss your appliance testing needs