DRA News / Info

DRA PAT Testing company news and updates that you may be interested in learning more about will be posted here in this section

November 2019

Subcontract PAT Testing work to us

By |2020-03-21T09:43:24+00:00November 26th, 2019|DRA News / Info|

Subcontract PAT Testing Subcontract PAT testing jobs to us to reduce your costs of sending your own staff to our area. If you need help fulfilling your PAT testing contracts here in the North East we may be able to help you.  We are a team of 3 experienced engineers based in Tyneside/Southern Northumberland and we can [...]

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Why choose us for your PAT testing?

By |2020-03-19T20:23:32+00:00November 17th, 2019|DRA News / Info|

Why choose us for your PAT Testing? I am Richard Ayre; I have traded as DRA PAT Testing since 2009; I established and have grown the business gradually over the past 10 years and I am very proud of my achievements. I am employ Kyle to help me and use some checked sub-contractors during busy periods, [...]

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October 2019

Do you worry about important plugs being switched off by accident?

By |2020-02-03T15:09:30+00:00October 30th, 2019|DRA News / Info, Safety in offices, Schools|

Everywhere we go there is at least one plug with a post it note taped to it with the big letters "DO NOT SWITCH OFF".  Someone somewhere is terrified that the all important plug will be taken out and replaced by a hair drier or heater!  But you need worry no more, for we have the solution!  Not [...]

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Benefits of using our service

By |2020-01-20T20:02:40+00:00October 23rd, 2019|DRA News / Info|

When it comes to searching for a suitable PAT testing company they're ten a penny. Most likely offer a similar service; they all do pretty much the same thing.  Each PAT company sends an engineer to your workplace to test all your portable appliances, put some labels on and then later sends you a report.  So what makes [...]

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July 2019

May 2019

We are seeking a Trainee PAT Engineer

By |2020-01-09T20:33:47+00:00May 16th, 2019|DRA News / Info|

We are looking to appoint a new PAT Testing engineer (trainee initially) It's over a year since we appointed the last one; originally on a 1-day per week contract he now works 5 days a week full time. We are looking to bring someone in initially for 3-days per week whilst training (for 3 months) then when qualified, [...]

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April 2017

Incidents involving electrical equipment reported in the media – December 2016 – April 2017

By |2020-01-09T20:35:43+00:00April 10th, 2017|DRA News / Info|

The following information highlights the importance of maintaining safe electrical appliances; this information was gathered by Electrical Safety First. Incidents involving electrical equipment reported in the media – December 2016 - April 2017 As far as we've been made aware these figures are not official, and that the real figure would be a lot higher, as not all incidents [...]

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May 2016

Our PAT Testing Service

By |2020-01-20T20:59:34+00:00May 10th, 2016|DRA News / Info|

If you're thinking about using us to inspect and test your electrical equipment you probably want to know what you're going to get for your money. When you use a PAT testing company, dependent on the company you choose you could get all kinds of different services, such as hand written records, simple pass or fail results, cash only [...]

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May 2015

Seaward PAT Testing Equipment

By |2020-01-20T21:11:11+00:00May 24th, 2015|DRA News / Info|

Seaward are the industry leaders in PAT testing equipment, and are the providers of the equipment we use. Seaward PAT Testing Equipment, to us, is the only kit we'll consider using. Seaward are based in the North East of England, in the town of Peterlee in County Durham. When we get asked "what PAT tester should we get" we [...]

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December 2014

We Celebrated 5 years trading in 2014

By |2020-01-20T21:10:17+00:00December 7th, 2014|DRA News / Info|

It's hard to believe I've been working for myself for 5 years now; in some respects it seems like only yesterday, and in others it feels like 20 years but in October 2009 I set up my sole-trader business DRA Electricals. At the time I was living in Seaham, Co. Durham, so that's where the business began and what [...]

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