DRA PAT Testing Ltd
specialises in
electrical appliance testing;

helping to keep you safe at work

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We’ve have over 80 5 Star Google reviews for PAT Testing

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Chris Ames, General Manager

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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

Efa Owens, Acquisition Manager

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. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

Julie Dixon, Company Secretary

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! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

We specialise in Electrical Appliance Testing

Electrical Appliance Testing is another name for PAT testing; still recognised as the process of portable appliance testing, PAT is now often referred to as electrical appliance testing because all electrical appliances require the same periodic inspections, testing and maintenance when required. In oder to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations all electrical equipment needs to be maintained to a safe standard, to prevent danger to users.

This includes portable appliances (fitted with a plug), industrial (fitted with an adaptor for alternate voltages/amperes), fixed (no plug but hard wired via a connection device aka a spur) and battery operated.

You can actually test all of these yourself if you are competent to do so; you could train someone in house to do the work- they could go on a PAT testing course, get the qualification, do additional courses in safe isolation and electrical skills, buy all the gear including a machine, tools, labels, software etc and hope they remember their training every year! Or you could get us in to do the work, we’ll do it quicker and it’ll cost a lot less, and to make it even better we’ll assess the risks of your equipment in order to put in place a managed programme to ensure your equipment is checked for safety on a regular basis, appropriate to the risk. In most cases, for example office-based companies, this could mean you save more money as you may not need annual testing. 

For reference; all PAT testers should be able to test portable appliances – for the rest specialist training needs to be done and not everyone is trained – we are; we can cover all these methods for you. In regard to battery operated appliances they don’t actually need any kind of test; we can inspect them for you however it is recommended by the guidance that you inspect them yourself in-house before use. Such as making sure your laptop isn’t broken. 

If you want to discuss your testing needs get in touch via our contact page by email or phone

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Our Portable Appliance Testing includes

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Risk-based retests

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Repairs and Plugs

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PAT Test Certificates

Automatic risk assessments to guide you to the most appropriate PAT testing frequency for compliance

Repairs to the existing plug and cable, supply and fit replacement plugs and fuses completely free of charge 

Itemised easy to follow PAT Testing Certificate Report includes all data needed for compliance 

Appliance Testing Experts

We are experienced, qualified electrical appliance testers with many years’ experience, working in many different locations from homes to offices, shops to hotels, schools to factories, doctors surgeries to building sites

DRA PAT testing, based in Newcastle Upon Tyne cover Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and other areas of the UK. We come to you to carry out effective, professional inspections and tests, and provide you with a PAT Testing Certificate Report, as well as free guidance on how to improve electrical safety in your workplace.

As well as portable appliances we can test any type of electrical equipment (up to 230v) including those fixed to the main supply, Microwave ovens, emergency lighting and the main wiring installation (EICR)

How we help you

We can test any portable electrical appliance up to 415v, plus 230v fixed appliances. We maintain them to ensure they’re safe and manage retesting for you to ensure you remain compliant. 

The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (UK workplace law) covers all electrical appliances including computers, screens, televisions, printers, kettles, power tools, power leads, etc. used in any business or public place. The appropriate person in the business or organisation is responsible for ensuring the appliances are safe to comply with the law. 

Our PAT testing service will help you to comply as we check appliances are safe, carry out safety related repairs automatically (often free), guide you on improvements and provide you with the paperwork you need. 

We aim to make the process of arranging and doing your electrical appliance testing as simple and stress-free as possible, which is why we offer a complimentary site survey in advance of quoting or doing the job where we can view your site and discuss your situation in order to propose a sensible, cost-effective solution to ensuring you comply with the Electricity and Work regulations, long term. Of course, you can simply get a PAT testing quote too. 

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Regular electrical appliance testing helps to ensure your electrical appliances are safe in order to meet the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations.  

The Electrical PAT Test

The electrical pat test is the best way to make sure your electrical equipment is safe to be used; to get your electrical equipment tested get in touch with us today to start making arrangements. We may even have an appointment available soon. 

Our Electrical Appliance Testing helps to keep you safe

Electrical appliance testing by competent engineers will give you peace of mind that your equipment is safe to use; we guarantee that every appliance we pass is safe to continue using, and we confirm that in our PAT testing Certificate Report. 

  • All appliances covered up to 415 volts equipment; portable and fixed

  • Appliances and environment assessed for risk to determine retest periods automatically 

  • Free remedial repairs (incl. new plugs, plug parts, fuses, existing cable repairs) included

  • Thermal image checks on equipment that can’t be turned off such as servers

  • Automatic cable management, leading to a tidier and safer workspace

  • Fully itemised PAT testing Certificate Report 

  • Complimentary retest reminder service included in managed programmes

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About our Electrical Appliance Testing Service

We have been testing electrical equipment since 2009, meaning we are very experienced at what we do; as one of the oldest and best PAT testing companies in the UK, with a good reputation and plenty of reviews you can check. We respect your equipment; we will help to prolong its life through safety maintenance and appropriate inspections.

As one of the oldest and the best, we are PAT testing experts who you can rely on to help you maintain safe electrical equipment for years to come; we will help you to ensure you are always compliant with the legal regulations from Health and Safety at Work to the Electricity at Work Regs. 

If you have any questions about our electrical appliance testing service just ask, but all you really need to know now is:

  • We will set you up on a managed retest programme so you need never think about when your PAT testing is due again; we’ll contact you when it is. 
  • We’ll guide you in what you can do in-house to improve safety levels too,
  • By doing it this way your equipment remains safe, without unnecessary testing; saving you money
  • We repair as we go, without additional charges being incurred
  • We will update your Certificates every time we do new inspections or testing
  • We set up retest periods inline with HSE recommendations ensuring you can never not be compliant 
  • We will do whatever is necessary to make sure your equipment is safe including thermal image checks
  • We tidy messy cables as we go, giving you a tidier workspace

We like to think that our PAT testing service is simple; we don’t see why it needs to be complicated. We provide the full service automatically rather than a load of add-ons and hidden charges like cheaper PAT testing companies. 

You need to know your equipment is safe and we provide that assurance by marking each safe appliance with our passed PAT testing label, with its own unique ID number which relates directly to the report we send you. If anything doesn’t pass, we’ll tell you what to do with it. 

We can also help you with your fixed wiring inspections and emergency lighting. 

Who are DRA PAT Testing?

I am Richard Ayre, owner/Director since I started the company in 2009. I have over 10 years experience testing electrical equipment in all kinds of workplaces and specialise in offices, schools, rental properties and small businesses, including up to 415v and fixed equipment. I current employ 2 engineers full time, and between us we serve over 500 clients including the National Trust, Durham Constabulary and Nexus – we are always looking to add new clients so get in touch to see what we can do for you. I believe we do well not just because of our high standards but because we offer a minimal fuss service, leaving you to concentrate on what matters (…more).

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Electrical PAT testing

Electrical PAT testing is a process carried out on electrical equipment to make sure it is safe to continue using. Generally consisting of a visual inspection followed by electrical tests including earth continuity, insulation resistance and polarity of leads. Following the testing you will be provided with a certificate of compliance.

Electrical Appliance Testing across the North East

Based near Newcastle Upon Tyne we cover all of the North East; wherever you are we come to you to do your electrical appliance testing in-situ. So wherever you are get in touch and we will be able to help you.