I’m Richard Ayre; back in 2009 I started the business following retraining as an ‘electrician’. I moved the business from Seaham (Co. Durham) to Wallsend (near Newcastle upon Tyne) in 2012 and became a limited company. DRA PAT Testing Ltd soon established itself as the largest and most reviewed PAT testing company in Tyneside; we’re actually the largest independent company in the North East (we think).
I am City and Guilds qualified for PAT, hold Part P Certification and the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, and trained to be competent in safe isolation for Fixed Appliance Testing.
I specialise in PAT testing office equipment and love going to new small businesses, meeting the owners and learning about their business.
I am also proudly, the Operations Director, Partner and founder of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association. “PATTA” has been set up to represent the industry and to raise standards within in it, by striving to improve training and guidance. We’ve done very good work so far and have regular meetings with UK Government, trade and industry bodies, we also were involved in writing of the latest edition of the IET Code of Practice for Inspection and Testing.