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PAT Testing Blyth
Providing PAT testing in Blyth and Northumberland
We specialise in Portable Appliance Testing aka PAT testing
PAT testing Blyth – we come to your business in Blyth to test your electrical equipment in situ; we are based in Blyth which helps to keep the price down for you. In fact today we’re offering a special rate for IT equipment – just 75p per item (min. charge £35.00).
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PAT testing in Blyth – Hello and welcome to DRA PAT Testing Limited, I am Richard, owner of the company and a PAT engineer with over 10 years experience. Here at DRA, we specialise in Portable Appliance Testing of electrical equipment in all kinds of workplaces such as offices, doctors surgeries, hotels, schools, salons, small business premises, etc.
We are able to test all types of equipment and can cover most jobs throughout Blyth, Tyneside, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and Co. Durham
We like to think we have a good reputation, see our testimonials page for what other clients think. We consider ourselves to be reliable and professional, we work to standards we know some other testers don’t, for example, we remove previous labels and believe in being neat and tidy at all times, whilst being discreet and keeping your business disruption to a minimum.
If you were to ask where our specialist area lay, I would say it is in pat testing IT equipment in offices.
We also do a lot of work for landlords in rented properties, holiday lets etc. National companies don’t tend to take this kind of work on but we consider PAT testing for landlords to be a large part of our business.
An introduction to DRA PAT Testing and what we do
What is the cost of PAT Testing?
We could get very complicated in our pricing for PAT testing but we choose not to. Our prices are based on us earning a decent living for what we do in order to sustain the business and be able to work with our clients longterm. Many PAT companies close within a few years of starting up because they are simply too cheap.
We charge an average of just £1.00 per item, dependent on the job, and an initial fee based on the distance and time to travel to your location.
Why it is so important that we do PAT testing?
On a regular basis we meet people who say things like “PAT testing is a waste of money, I know how to wire a plug”, or “all you do is stick stickers on things”.. and then we see what they can do. We’ve seen plugs wired so badly they’re an electric shock waiting to happen, or they care so little for electrical safety we’re questioning when their business will burn to the ground. It is scary how many people who don’t value portable appliance testing don’t know how to wire a plug.
There’s actually a lot of people who look down on the values of PAT; they think it is a waste of time and money, and I’ll admit in some cases it is, but for most people, when it is done right it can be a life saver. These days genuine appliances are made so well the chance of getting an electric shock are slim, but there are also a lot of appliances made badly that are flooding our markets, imported from countries without our manufacturing standards that pose a real fire risk. Finding these appliances is something a PAT tester does; he’ll also make sure you’re using appliances in the right way, such as not overloading extension leads. Appliances do also get damaged at work, so we’ll repair them, and also make sure they are up to their task. How often does your work microwave or kettle stop working, or trip the power? Have you ever wondered why this happens but doesn’t happen at home?
Around 33% of accidental fires in the UK are down to electrical issues
Over 1000 workplace accidents are reported each year that involve electric shock or burns
PAT Testing North East – PAT Testing Newcastle upon Tyne – PAT Testing Blyth
We are based in Newcastle upon Tyne and cover all of the North East of England, wherever you are, including Durham, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Washington, Blyth, Alnwick etc.
We are competent to test a full range of portable and fixed electrical equipment to help you comply with workplace legal requirements, to reduce the risk of electrical fires and accidents and reduce financial loss, keep insurance companies happy and maintain safe working environments.
Whether you need a contractor to follow your requirements or want us to manage your electrical safety on your behalf, we have the ability to help.
“DRA PAT Testing have helped UK businesses to maintain safe electrical appliances for over 10 years”
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