About us; D.R.A. PAT Testing Ltd is a small business based in Wallsend, just outside Newcastle upon Tyne, in North Tyneside. We are a team of 4; Richard, the owner currently mixing managing, admin and doing PAT jobs, and our 3 employed appliance inspectors Kyle, Rob and Jordan. “We are like any other local small business, in that we have pride and passion and want to do a good job for all our clients“.
“The team is well trained; I have high standards and expect everyone to offer the same high standards on their jobs. As a director for the national Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association having high standards is important to me. I hope you understand that we are like every growing business; as much as I want to do every job and meet every client it’s not always possible, but I will do my best to meet you sometime, and ensure through my team we provide you with an excellent service. I always oversee everything and will deal with you throughout the whole process.”
“When you choose to work with us you will be assigned an engineer to lead the project, whoever is best suited to that task. We tend to work with local businesses; we know our limitations and don’t like to spread ourselves too thin, so secondary schools, and call-centres tend to be our biggest clients (up to approx 5000 items on one site) but most of our work is in smaller high street offices, on business parks, in hair salons, for doctors and dental surgeries, primary schools and for landlords. We are proud to be the official contractors for the likes of Durham Constabulary, Nexus and HLA Coolrite. Whilst we can cope with multi-site work such as for our clients including Subway we tend not to take on national contracts as we’d have to get contractors to do the work and we can’t guarantee they’ll work to our high standards”.
“If you have just one item at home, want to bring equipment to us or need us to visit your site before quoting, all of this can be done. We can also advise you on choosing the right retest periods for your business needs. I like to visit a site before putting in a price, so if you’d rather we work this way I am more than happy to do so.”
“We carry out PAT testing on electrical equipment fitted with standard ’13amp’ plugs and any other electrical plug; we can do work with industrial appliances too, as well as equipment that has had the plug removed and is now permanently attached to the mains. We operate in line with guidance from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) to ensure your equipment is checked correctly to ensure it is safe and you comply with the latest regulations. We regularly update our training and use industry leading North East based ‘Seaward‘ PAT testers to test appliances.”
“We also able carry out emissions testing on microwave ovens, and through our sister company we can manage your electrical installation inspections (EICR) too.”
“Our prices are very good; we charge a sensible price – we’re not cheap, but we’re far from expensive too. We have kept pretty much the same pricing structure since we started, and it offers good value for money and affordability. The price includes all our travel and admin costs (it takes time to produce the report back at the office too), and our time to repair faulty equipment that may otherwise fail the inspection. When you consider all that it really is very reasonable, and although PAT testing prices tend to be ‘per item‘ ours are based on how long we expect the job to take and so fall into our hourly or day rate levels. In fact if you’d rather agree that rate up front we’d prefer it, and it usually works out cheaper for you, especially if you don’t know how much equipment you have!”
“So, if you want to work with us, to get started just get in touch. I can give you a price over the phone, by email or come in to see you, I drink my coffee black and tea white, no sugar in either; we can have a nice chat about your situation and find a solution to suit us both.”