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Do you need electrical equipment PAT Testing in Sunderland?

We are Northumberland’s No 1 PAT Testers, and we can help make your workplace safer

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Who is DRA PAT Testing?

In 2009 Richard Ayre founded DRA PAT Testing. We are now recognised as one of the UK’s leading electrical equipment testing companies with more 5-Star Google reviews than any other North East electrical testing company. We specialise in “PAT” testing and inspect approximately 250,000 electrical appliances every year.

Electrical safety is very important in all workplaces, and it is a legal requirement in the UK to maintain safe electrical systems, which includes the mains wiring of a property and the appliances within it. An up to date PAT Testing Certificate Report from us will give you everything you need to safeguard your company and comply with UK regulations. Whether you have one appliance or thousands, we can help you.

Richard is also the Operations Director of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association (PATTA) which is raising standards in the industry and recently helped write the latest guidance for electrical equipment testing – the Code of Practice for Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

Picture of Richard Ayre, the Director of DRA PAT Testing - a very experienced electrical equipment safety checke

Richard Ayre

What our clients say about us…

Claire Thornton
Claire Thornton
1708429510
Absolutely fantastic! I cannot recommend this company highly enough.This was the first time I had used DRA and I was so impressed with the service our company received. The testing itself was completed quickly, efficiently and most importantly thoroughly, despite having 40 staff in on the day. The whole process was made so easy. The report and certification came through just a couple of days later. I will without doubt be using DRA next year for our PAT testing.
Joanne Ruddick
Joanne Ruddick
1707904038
Great service very professional completed with no problems used this company for a few years now never had a problem would definitely recommend
Dawn O'Neill
Dawn O'Neill
1707134099
Jane is very friendly and efficient. Always use this company every year 5 stars every time
Jamie Middleton
Jamie Middleton
1706711989
Prompt and efficient service with solid communication throughout. Rob has attended our site for years now and has always been accommodating to our needs. Thanks again Rob!
Hi I have no problem at all with this company, they are very professional I would recommend to anyone, I will be using them again.
Glen Colledge
Glen Colledge
1705915449
We found DRA to carry out PAT testing on our equipment. Good communication throughout, and Jane who came out to do the testing was really helpful in explaining everything and offered good tips
Sharne Leslie
Sharne Leslie
1705421270
Vert quick and efficient. Nice and helpful
Em Limited
Em Limited
1704464477
Testing was carried with great care by Jane today (05/01/24) arrived on time, worked around our production dept and offices, with no disruption at all to our daily business. Offered advice and was very friendly and efficient, would definitely recommend.
Gillian Barras
Gillian Barras
1704275895
Had Rob return for our second time using DRA for our PAT testing.Very professional service and happy to continue using this company.Turned up on time and worked in testing around our production schedule
Would recommend this company, fast efficient service and they kept us updated from initial enquiry through to completion of testing.
Great work. Needed things done for a deadline and managed to fit me in and work around me.Easy to talk to. Open to my million questions.Would highly recommend!
Arbor Division
Arbor Division
1700669869
Excellent, efficient service. Engineer (Richard) arrived on time meaning the tests were completed with no disruption to our day. No hesitation in recommending DRA, very happy with the service 😊
Peter Robson
Peter Robson
1700559776
Easy to book the testing. Kyle arrived at the appointed time at my property in Sunderland and carried out the testing very methodically. Report and certification supplied quickly. Very happy with the service, communications and pricing. Highly recommended.
Michael Wharton
Michael Wharton
1700048461
Excellent speedy service at a competitive price. Engineer turned up at appointed time, huge bonus from this firm. Will definitely use again.
David Hill
David Hill
1699878984
Came when they said they would; did testing and repairs professionally; very obliging and helpful; good value too
Nile Warde
Nile Warde
1698409644
Great work done very efficiently.
Lynda Cooper
Lynda Cooper
1697886884
DRA PAT Testing have carried out our annual testing for a few years and we always find them very professional and friendly. Their communication is excellent and always on time and issuing the report very quickly. They always send a reminder each year near the renewal time which is very useful. We Would continue using them and recommend.1
Louise Appleby
Louise Appleby
1697745222
We've used this company for years, they're friendly, really reliable and a competitive price. Definitely recommend them.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
1697446868
First time using DRA PAT testing but can highly recommend, the service was excellent and the guys arrived in the office and efficiently carried out all the testing with minimal disruption, will definitely use again
DRA was recommended to us and from the initial arranging the PAT Testing to the PAT Testing being carry out was straight forward. Jane carried out the testing, she was polite, answered any questions and just got on with the job without any interruptions you wouldn’t even know she was there. Would highly recommend.
Tina Ashcroft
Tina Ashcroft
1695390630
PAT testing of electrical items for uni student. Great service, prompt, efficient and friendly, made time for a small job. Would recommend 100%
Mark Faetz
Mark Faetz
1695164711
First time using DRA and won’t be the last! The whole process was made so simple and any necessary repairs carried out there and then. Jane carried out our testing and she’s a credit to her team she just got on with it without any interruptions you wouldn’t even know she was there. Would highly recommend
Molly Hogg
Molly Hogg
1694421549
Very quick and reliable. Came out to PAT test my home office equipment. Many thanks.
Jane and Richard provided PAT testing. They were friendly, professional and helpful. I’ll be using them again.
Andrew Cumiskey
Andrew Cumiskey
1692346675
Excellent service, professional, on time and easy to book.
Alison Donkin
Alison Donkin
1692282208
Kyle arrived on time and was friendly, helpful and efficient. We had 42 items that required testing. The process of arranging the inspection was easy and everone in the team whom we dealt with were courteous and efficient, fitting in to our schedule. Would recommend
Terry Garnish
Terry Garnish
1691428149
Very friendly & on time good prices I highly recommend….
This is the third year that DRA Pat Testing have checked my appliances and it was great to meet Jane this time who was friendly, efficient and punctual. I really appreciate the timely reminder to book the next appointment. Thanks, see you next year!
Newcastle Stand
Newcastle Stand
1690289098
DRA PAT Testing have been carrying out our pat testing the last couple of years and we couldn't be happier with their services! Friendly while professional, great communication, worked around our schedule, report issued promptly. Their reminders have been very useful too! Would definitely recommend.
Alan Scott
Alan Scott
1690182744
Top service as always. I wouldn't use anyone else. The guys are happy to work around out times so the class isn't disturbed. See you next year!
Keith Jewitt
Keith Jewitt
1690026183
Received a great service from DRA, professional & happy to work around our business needs. Would definitely recommend & use again.
Absolutely fantastic service; very prompt, and a lovely team of engineers. Will definitely make this our yearly go-to company for PAT testing. Cheers team!
Pat Barraclough
Pat Barraclough
1689870553
Visited by the Lads to do our PAT Testing, very relaxed, chatty and knowledgeable. Good Job by DRA , very happy with the service 😃
Jane came out and did our Pat Testing, she was friendly and very professional. Report was issued promptly.She also worked around our workload which was greatly appreciated.Great service - thanks again!
Nicola Bath
Nicola Bath
1689792597
Great service by DRA Pat Testing, super professional response to my enquiry and Jane did a fab job for us testing our equipment and getting us fully compliant again. Will use again and would recommend.
David Byrne
David Byrne
1688736481
Very punctual and also very efficient. Jane was keen to be sure she had seen everything that needed testing and was in every way professional. Well done! We will certainly use your company again.
Excellent communication, DRA were flexible enough to fit in with our business operating hours and what rooms were available when. Thorough and efficient testing, our certificate arrived promptly. Highly recommended.
We've used DRA PAT Testing twice now, they are great with their communication, and always very thorough and efficient when they come in to test. Would recommend to anyone who needs PAT testing done!
Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor
1686600447
Great service. Friendly and competent engineer.
Liz Pattinson
Liz Pattinson
1686309726
I have just had my annual PAT testing completed by Jean from DRA Pat Testing and once again have received great service. If you are looking for a professional and reliable PAT testing company, I would strongly recommend them to you.
Ruth Humpherson
Ruth Humpherson
1686130506
Always use DRA for our annual PAT testing, super professional, great communication and lovely staff. highly recommend
David Thompson
David Thompson
1685984997
Brilliant service, efficient and polite.Excellent value for money.
Derek B
Derek B
1685800090
DRA came recommended and I know why - they were excellent at all stages, from initial contact right through to job completion. Top class professional team - will certainlty be returning 🙂
louisa fakili
louisa fakili
1685692531
A great company would not go anywhere else. When I needed my inspection done quickly they moved my appointment up 2 weeks earlier nothing was a problem. Would definitely recommend.
This is the second time we have used DRA PAT testing. Jane was excellent and efficient and the service we received was first class.
Keith Middleton
Keith Middleton
1685130246
Prompt, exceptional service, good value for money. Test certificate delivered the same day. Second year I've used them, a big help when they come to you. Nothings a bother.
Jane Potts was brill.She was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, helpful etc etc.The job was done carefully, thoroughly and precisely.What more is there to say.Well done DRA
Nic Devine
Nic Devine
1684920947
Lovely staff member Jane, very professional and timely and minimum disruption whilst completing PAT testing at Skills North East. Great company
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Claire Thornton
Claire Thornton
1708429510
Absolutely fantastic! I cannot recommend this company highly enough.This was the first time I had used DRA and I was so impressed with the service our company received. The testing itself was completed quickly, efficiently and most importantly thoroughly, despite having 40 staff in on the day. The whole process was made so easy. The report and certification came through just a couple of days later. I will without doubt be using DRA next year for our PAT testing.
Joanne Ruddick
Joanne Ruddick
1707904038
Great service very professional completed with no problems used this company for a few years now never had a problem would definitely recommend
Dawn O'Neill
Dawn O'Neill
1707134099
Jane is very friendly and efficient. Always use this company every year 5 stars every time
Jamie Middleton
Jamie Middleton
1706711989
Prompt and efficient service with solid communication throughout. Rob has attended our site for years now and has always been accommodating to our needs. Thanks again Rob!
Hi I have no problem at all with this company, they are very professional I would recommend to anyone, I will be using them again.
Glen Colledge
Glen Colledge
1705915449
We found DRA to carry out PAT testing on our equipment. Good communication throughout, and Jane who came out to do the testing was really helpful in explaining everything and offered good tips
Sharne Leslie
Sharne Leslie
1705421270
Vert quick and efficient. Nice and helpful
Em Limited
Em Limited
1704464477
Testing was carried with great care by Jane today (05/01/24) arrived on time, worked around our production dept and offices, with no disruption at all to our daily business. Offered advice and was very friendly and efficient, would definitely recommend.
Gillian Barras
Gillian Barras
1704275895
Had Rob return for our second time using DRA for our PAT testing.Very professional service and happy to continue using this company.Turned up on time and worked in testing around our production schedule
Would recommend this company, fast efficient service and they kept us updated from initial enquiry through to completion of testing.
Great work. Needed things done for a deadline and managed to fit me in and work around me.Easy to talk to. Open to my million questions.Would highly recommend!
Arbor Division
Arbor Division
1700669869
Excellent, efficient service. Engineer (Richard) arrived on time meaning the tests were completed with no disruption to our day. No hesitation in recommending DRA, very happy with the service 😊
Peter Robson
Peter Robson
1700559776
Easy to book the testing. Kyle arrived at the appointed time at my property in Sunderland and carried out the testing very methodically. Report and certification supplied quickly. Very happy with the service, communications and pricing. Highly recommended.
Michael Wharton
Michael Wharton
1700048461
Excellent speedy service at a competitive price. Engineer turned up at appointed time, huge bonus from this firm. Will definitely use again.
David Hill
David Hill
1699878984
Came when they said they would; did testing and repairs professionally; very obliging and helpful; good value too
Nile Warde
Nile Warde
1698409644
Great work done very efficiently.
Lynda Cooper
Lynda Cooper
1697886884
DRA PAT Testing have carried out our annual testing for a few years and we always find them very professional and friendly. Their communication is excellent and always on time and issuing the report very quickly. They always send a reminder each year near the renewal time which is very useful. We Would continue using them and recommend.1
Louise Appleby
Louise Appleby
1697745222
We've used this company for years, they're friendly, really reliable and a competitive price. Definitely recommend them.
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee
1697446868
First time using DRA PAT testing but can highly recommend, the service was excellent and the guys arrived in the office and efficiently carried out all the testing with minimal disruption, will definitely use again
DRA was recommended to us and from the initial arranging the PAT Testing to the PAT Testing being carry out was straight forward. Jane carried out the testing, she was polite, answered any questions and just got on with the job without any interruptions you wouldn’t even know she was there. Would highly recommend.
Tina Ashcroft
Tina Ashcroft
1695390630
PAT testing of electrical items for uni student. Great service, prompt, efficient and friendly, made time for a small job. Would recommend 100%
Mark Faetz
Mark Faetz
1695164711
First time using DRA and won’t be the last! The whole process was made so simple and any necessary repairs carried out there and then. Jane carried out our testing and she’s a credit to her team she just got on with it without any interruptions you wouldn’t even know she was there. Would highly recommend
Molly Hogg
Molly Hogg
1694421549
Very quick and reliable. Came out to PAT test my home office equipment. Many thanks.
Jane and Richard provided PAT testing. They were friendly, professional and helpful. I’ll be using them again.
Andrew Cumiskey
Andrew Cumiskey
1692346675
Excellent service, professional, on time and easy to book.
Alison Donkin
Alison Donkin
1692282208
Kyle arrived on time and was friendly, helpful and efficient. We had 42 items that required testing. The process of arranging the inspection was easy and everone in the team whom we dealt with were courteous and efficient, fitting in to our schedule. Would recommend
Terry Garnish
Terry Garnish
1691428149
Very friendly & on time good prices I highly recommend….
This is the third year that DRA Pat Testing have checked my appliances and it was great to meet Jane this time who was friendly, efficient and punctual. I really appreciate the timely reminder to book the next appointment. Thanks, see you next year!
Newcastle Stand
Newcastle Stand
1690289098
DRA PAT Testing have been carrying out our pat testing the last couple of years and we couldn't be happier with their services! Friendly while professional, great communication, worked around our schedule, report issued promptly. Their reminders have been very useful too! Would definitely recommend.
Alan Scott
Alan Scott
1690182744
Top service as always. I wouldn't use anyone else. The guys are happy to work around out times so the class isn't disturbed. See you next year!
Keith Jewitt
Keith Jewitt
1690026183
Received a great service from DRA, professional & happy to work around our business needs. Would definitely recommend & use again.
Absolutely fantastic service; very prompt, and a lovely team of engineers. Will definitely make this our yearly go-to company for PAT testing. Cheers team!
Pat Barraclough
Pat Barraclough
1689870553
Visited by the Lads to do our PAT Testing, very relaxed, chatty and knowledgeable. Good Job by DRA , very happy with the service 😃
Jane came out and did our Pat Testing, she was friendly and very professional. Report was issued promptly.She also worked around our workload which was greatly appreciated.Great service - thanks again!
Nicola Bath
Nicola Bath
1689792597
Great service by DRA Pat Testing, super professional response to my enquiry and Jane did a fab job for us testing our equipment and getting us fully compliant again. Will use again and would recommend.
David Byrne
David Byrne
1688736481
Very punctual and also very efficient. Jane was keen to be sure she had seen everything that needed testing and was in every way professional. Well done! We will certainly use your company again.
Excellent communication, DRA were flexible enough to fit in with our business operating hours and what rooms were available when. Thorough and efficient testing, our certificate arrived promptly. Highly recommended.
We've used DRA PAT Testing twice now, they are great with their communication, and always very thorough and efficient when they come in to test. Would recommend to anyone who needs PAT testing done!
Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor
1686600447
Great service. Friendly and competent engineer.
Liz Pattinson
Liz Pattinson
1686309726
I have just had my annual PAT testing completed by Jean from DRA Pat Testing and once again have received great service. If you are looking for a professional and reliable PAT testing company, I would strongly recommend them to you.
Ruth Humpherson
Ruth Humpherson
1686130506
Always use DRA for our annual PAT testing, super professional, great communication and lovely staff. highly recommend
David Thompson
David Thompson
1685984997
Brilliant service, efficient and polite.Excellent value for money.
Derek B
Derek B
1685800090
DRA came recommended and I know why - they were excellent at all stages, from initial contact right through to job completion. Top class professional team - will certainlty be returning 🙂
louisa fakili
louisa fakili
1685692531
A great company would not go anywhere else. When I needed my inspection done quickly they moved my appointment up 2 weeks earlier nothing was a problem. Would definitely recommend.
This is the second time we have used DRA PAT testing. Jane was excellent and efficient and the service we received was first class.
Keith Middleton
Keith Middleton
1685130246
Prompt, exceptional service, good value for money. Test certificate delivered the same day. Second year I've used them, a big help when they come to you. Nothings a bother.
Jane Potts was brill.She was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, helpful etc etc.The job was done carefully, thoroughly and precisely.What more is there to say.Well done DRA
Nic Devine
Nic Devine
1684920947
Lovely staff member Jane, very professional and timely and minimum disruption whilst completing PAT testing at Skills North East. Great company
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Arranging your PAT testing in Sunderland couldn’t be easier

To get started we just need some basic information, such as what type of business you have, what kind of equipment you have, how much equipment you have and where you are located. From there we can usually give you a price over the phone or by email. If things are a bit more complicated or you have a lot of equipment, it may be best to arrange for us to visit your site before we finalise a price.

Electrical Safety Services

To try to make life as easy as possible for you, our clients, we can help you with a host of electrical testing needs. Between us and our electrician we can help you tick off your electrical safety requirements. We provide these services and more.

PAT Testing

In the event of an accident, an investigation will need to see evidence that your electrical equipment has been recently maintained to appropriate safety standards – a PAT Testing Certificate Report (with electrical readings) will provide that. 

Microwave Emissions Testing

Additional checks should be carried out on Microwave ovens to make sure the door and other seals are doing their job, and keeping the micro-waves inside. If they leak out this can lead to user illness, and nobody wants that. So we check ovens for emissions leakage. 

Fixed Wiring Inspections – EICR’s

As well as your appliances you also need to make sure the mains wiring is safe too; this doesn’t need doing as often as PAT, but should be carried out every 5 to 10 years whether your property is used for commercial or domestic reasons.

Whilst we can’t help you if you’re moving house and need an EICR, we can do work for landlords and in commercial and industrial facilities.

Our electrical engineer is registered with the NICEIC so you get the compliant certificates that you require. 

The EICR is often referred to as a periodic inspection report or fixed wiring inspection.  

Engineers near you to ensure the best service is available for PAT Testing in Sunderland

Our engineers are strategically placed to be able to travel to most North East towns within 30 minutes, thanks to close links with the A19 and A1 road networks. For all jobs in Sunderland we charge just £55 including the first 20 items. 

We can get you booked in for an appointment, and we’ll come to you to check your electrical equipment is safe, and provide you with a compliance certificate within 24 hours of the job being done – we can even arrange same day certificates if necessary. 

Further discounts are available if you pay upfront. 

DRA PAT Testing Team Photo 2022-2023

Does the law say I have to PAT Test?

The law requires you to be able to maintain electrical equipment to the appropriate British Standards for safety and be able to prove it if necessary. A recent, valid, PAT Certificate will do that (providing it carries the right information).