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Reliable, efficient, PAT Testing expert for
 and the North East of England

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Richard Ayre, Newcastle based pat testing expert

Looking for a reliable PAT testing company in Newcastle and the North East?

  • FAST efficient testing with minimal disruption to your workplace or home
  • Pre-printed labels and full itemised report with the certificate (unlike others!)
  • Same price to test 110v and 230v equipment, with NO hidden charges
  • Repairs and replacement parts included in the price
  • Messy cables tidied and re-organised as we go
  • Fixed prices to reduce the chance of invoices being higher than quotes
  • Free guidance on retest periods and complimentary ongoing support
  • Over 10 years domestic, commercial and industrial PAT Testing experience
  • PAT Testing & Electrical Condition Report Bundle Deals (Save £s)

Get a full PAT Test Certificate (results as well as labels) with minimal disruption to your business

Hello, I am Richard Ayre; I own this business, having started the company as a sole trader at the height of the UK recession, in 2009.

Now (2020) I  am employ 2 full time PAT engineers, and still do a  few days each  week on jobs myself, spending the rest of my time working on the business, doing the admin etc. 

One of the best things about what I do is I get to meet new people and go to new places almost every day; this has helped me grow my knowledge of the North East region and now I get to see places I never knew existed. I also get to  work in some locations I would never have got to did I not do this work. 

I am  also benefiting from being on the board of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association, which represents the industry. 

PAT testing, or Portable Appliance Testing is a routine safety inspection of electrical appliances (fitted with a plug) to make sure they meet legal electrical safety requirements. Many people don’t see the value of electrical testing but if you ever have the misfortune to lose a business to fire, or get prosecuted because someone was electrocuted you will. 

To comply with Electricity at Work Regulations you must maintain safe electrical equipment, and be able to prove it; regular PAT Tests do just that. If you can stand up in court with an itemised list of all the appliances you have had PAT tested along with your PAT Test Certificate you stand a better chance of success. 

We have been trading over 10 years, and have over 500 regular clients; I find that amazing, and so it seems do others when we talk about it; I’ve got to these numbers through hard work, but also by providing a great service. We don’t rush our work like some; for us it is quality not quantity that counts and we like to keep things simple. PAT can easily be over complicated when there is no need to; a simple conversation between us and a look around your business will quickly show us how often you need PAT testing to keep a safe workplace. 

Giving good service has led to having more 5-Star reviews on Google than any other local PAT testing company; we’re also ranked 3rd on Free Index for PAT testing reviews in the UK; we’d probably be first but we no longer ask for reviews there. I always wanted to be the most recommended company in the North East and that will never change.  

We promise you that we will carry out repairs to ensure your equipment is safe, and provide you with a fully itemised PAT Test Certificate to ensure you comply with the regulations. We will do this at a time that is convenient to you (we operate 24/7) within minimal disruption to your business or home. 

We do all this at affordable, competitive PAT testing prices usually at a fixed rate so there are no shocks when the invoice comes in. 

We are also able to offer electrical testing for fixed appliances, your main wiring installation and emergency lighting.

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What our clients say


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 

Dacon Fabrication, Gateshead

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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

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Meet the Team – DRA PAT Testing

Richard Ayre
Richard AyrePAT engineer
Richard started the company in 2009
Kyle Main
Kyle MainPAT engineer
Kyle has been PAT testing since joining the company in 2018
Rob Traynor
Rob TraynorPAT engineer
Rob has been PAT testing on a national scale since 2014

PAT testing Newcastle and the North East

The best PAT testing price would include FREE remedial repairs, replacement plugs and fuses – which is what we do. Also we offer fixed prices so you don’t get the shock when the bill comes in like you do with per item rates. 

Our professional, reliable PAT testing service is carried out by experienced engineers who have been checked by CHAS, Durham Police and DBS. We use the quickest industry leading, data storing machines available to ensure the service you get and the report you receive is the best possible. All our records are securely stored and can be re-issued to you for free if you lose your copy. 

Our service is carried out efficiently, quickly and using tried and tested methods that guarantee minimal disruption to your business. To make the process even slicker in the future we carry out cable sorting and re-organising as we go, to create an efficient, safer working environment. 

The price for testing 110 volt and 230 volt equipment is the same, and we can also test 3-phase and fixed appliances. We carry out a through formal visual inspection on EVERY appliance, as well as carrying out our tests; many cheap PAT testing companies skip the visual inspection (which is actually the most important part) to save time. 

Minor repairs, replacement plugs and fuses are fixed automatically, FREE of charge. 

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What our clients say


We are very impressed with your service, everything very professional and as you promised. As a small business we find it hard to find reliable companies to deal with, it makes a refreshing change to come across a company with similar ideals to us  – a fair job at a fair price with pleasant employees and proper paperwork!

The Premier Plating Company, Newcastle 

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Why Choose DRA PAT Testing?

We are an experienced local electrical testing company that specialises in inspecting, testing and maintaining safe electrical equipment. Our expertise ensures you get the best possible service every time.

There are no hidden charges, all of these come free and our service is recommended because it is simple but well managed.   

✅ Complimentary site survey if needed
✅ Free remedial repairs to the plug and cable
✅ Free replacement plugs and fuses
✅ Cable management (tidying & optimal plugging)
✅ Risk-based retest period guidance
✅ Ongoing improving safety support
✅ PAT Test Certificate Report with results by PDF
✅ Automatic reminders for retests
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We cover all areas of the North East of England including Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Co. Durham and North Yorkshire