Hello, I am Richard Ayre – welcome to the online home of my company, DRA PAT Testing Limited. I started as DRA Electricals in 2009, providing electrical maintenance and PAT testing services in my then hometown of Seaham, Co. Durham. By early 2010 I was specialising in PAT. 

DRA PAT testing Limited as it is now known is a small independent company providing a friendly, reliable and honest service. We have built up a good reputation over the past 10+ years for providing a simple, no fuss service with professional standards and sensible prices. The fact that we have more 5 star  reviews on Google than any other North East PAT testing company says a lot for what our customers think of us. 

Richard Ayre, Newcastle based PAT testing expert

We are now based in Wallsend, North Tyneside, just outside Newcastle upon Tyne; I work from a home office. We have 3 full time engineers including myself assisted by a network of vetted engineers based throughout the UK. 

Our clients include Durham Constabulary, hotels and restaurants, schools and colleges, doctors and dentists, cafe’s and coffee shops, building companies and electricians, salons and shops, industrial sites and factories, and so on. The diversity and variety of places we go to and places we meet are a big part of what I love about doing this work. Whether you have just one appliance or thousands we still aim to exceed your expectations. 

If you want to know anything else about us or for a PAT testing quote or call 0191 6661009.

Please have a look at the reviews on our testimonials page, or Google or Free Index

I am also the Operations Director for the national organisation, the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association

Meet the Team – DRA PAT Testing

Richard Ayre
Richard AyrePAT engineer
Richard started the company in 2009, and is also the Operational Director for the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association. Whilst Richard manages DRA PAT Testing he also actively still operates in it too, combining PAT testing with management and administration duties.
Kyle Main
Kyle MainPAT engineer
Kyle has been PAT testing since joining the company in 2018 as a trainee after finishing his electrician training.
Rob Traynor
Rob TraynorPAT engineer
Rob has been PAT testing on a national scale since 2014; having previously worked for some of the biggest companies in the industry.

Our clients include

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The Premier Plating Company (North East) Logo
Dacon Fabrication (Team Valley, Gateshead) Logo
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National trust logo
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