A PAT testing Certificate shows you take safety seriously

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Do I need a PAT test Certificate?

If you supply electrical equipment to be used in a workplace, rental property, or for any business related activity then you need to be able to prove it is safe; a PAT testing Certificate confirms that. 

When you get electrical equipment testing carried out on your electrical equipment, the results obtained are used to create a PAT testing Certificate.

If you get the fuse board in your house tested the electrician gives you a certificate called an Electrical Installation Condition Report, and its the same with a equipment tests – the PAT testing company will provide you with a PAT Testing Certificate Report

We carry out electrical testing in homes and workplaces all over the UK, and provide every client with their own itemised PAT Testing Certificate. You can get yours too, all you need to do is book in an appointment, we’ll come and test your equipment and afterwards provide you with the report. 

Joe Wood
Joe Wood
14:27 03 Dec 20
DRA PAT- thoroughly professional service, great communication and flexibility around our opening hours. A very pleasant engineer conducting the testing. Would use again for further PAT.
WhitleyBay BigLocal
WhitleyBay BigLocal
16:44 27 Nov 20
PAT testing carried out on all electricals in out large community building!Great Service! Cheers
Amy Young
Amy Young
14:15 17 Nov 20
As always, an excellent and reliable service. Due to covid19 guidelines we only had certain times available but Richard was more than accommodating and offered an alternative suggestion which meant we were able to get the whole school PAT tested, which we are so grateful for. Thank you!
Samuel Zahn
Samuel Zahn
00:42 06 Nov 20
Highly recommend DRA Pat testing! Excellent and reliable service from start to finish. Fantastic rates too. Will definitely use them again for all our PAT testing.
Alison Hogarth
Alison Hogarth
18:32 04 Nov 20
Amazing service and communication. Would highly recommend.
Lauren Woods
Lauren Woods
15:32 03 Nov 20
DRA PAT testing - used them to carry out PAT testing at the supported accommodation that I work at. Friendly and efficient service - flexible with time. Full PPE used to follow guidelines. We will be a returning customer again next year.
Alastair Barclay
Alastair Barclay
22:20 27 Oct 20
Absolutely fantastic, professional service carried out for PAT testing. Communication was prompt and efficient from start to finish. Would 100% recommend to others.
Phil Lay
Phil Lay
07:52 26 Oct 20
As always - very professional - great coms' - prompt - got on with the job in hand - as little disruption as possible,Would highly recommend.
Kathryn Ramsay
Kathryn Ramsay
09:45 23 Oct 20
The team were great. Gave me good honest advice and a very competitive price for my PAT test. They were extremely helpful and very friendly. Would recommend to anyone, couldn't thank them enough for being so helpful!
Jan Ware
Jan Ware
07:46 22 Oct 20
Derek Hunter
Derek Hunter
05:49 19 Oct 20
We contacted DRA to have some of our equipment tested for a job which was urgent. DRA couldn’t of helped anymore and were there the same day to ensure we could carryout our project.Great service and will continue to use for all our PAT testing requirements.
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
16:25 07 Oct 20
Really prompt clear communication and reasonable rates. Very happy customer.
Nigel Todd
Nigel Todd
13:23 07 Oct 20
Very reliable and easy to work with, as well very professional. We would recommend DRA for PAT tests.
Lara Langdon
Lara Langdon
07:57 24 Sep 20
Extremely professional and provided exceptional service. When asked a question on something they didn't cover, Richard introduced us to someone who could, which was above and beyond what I expected. I would certainly recommend them.
Lyndsey Everett
Lyndsey Everett
21:02 21 Sep 20
Easy to arrange PAT testing service from DRA PAT testing. The team were very friendly and reliable and completed the work with minimum disruption. We would highly recommend them to other businesses.
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
16:11 17 Sep 20
Proffessional, kept us updated all the way through, and we're very responsive, done the job when they said they would , thanks The Sun Studio and Swalwell barbers.
Beth Brown
Beth Brown
10:14 15 Sep 20
Excellent customer service, professional on site and great service.
Lucy Davidson
Lucy Davidson
15:12 10 Sep 20
Thank you so much DRA PAT Testing. The process to book testing, was very easy, and Richard could fit in the exact time frame we had. The tester had spare parts and was very professional and efficient, I gave him a quick tour of the building, and the testing was done promptly. Great value, and respectful of covid guidelines. I would highly recommend and we will be using DRA Testing in a years time.
Empire Professional Education Ltd
Empire Professional Education Ltd
08:39 10 Aug 20
Vish Vedhara
Vish Vedhara
21:31 07 Aug 20
Used Richard at DRA last couple of years for PAT testing on HMO property. Very professional and reliable which is what you need and even despite the challenges presented by Covid 19. Recommend
Lesley Hunter
Lesley Hunter
09:43 06 Aug 20
PAT testing - excellent service and highly recommend
Neil
Neil
11:39 04 Aug 20
Very professional and efficient team with excellent rates. Highly recommend.
Ross Gibson
Ross Gibson
14:05 24 Jul 20
Great Service throughout, highly recommend this company for your PAT Testing.
Graeme Edwards
Graeme Edwards
08:19 20 Jul 20
Excellent service, arrived on time, personable, friendly, and quick. Certificate arrived quickly. Highly recommend.
Rob Platt
Rob Platt
21:01 03 Jul 20
Been using DRA for pat tests for a few years now. Always a good service at a reasonable price.
richard dell
richard dell
14:12 08 Jun 20
Third year we have used DRA PAT Testing and very happy with the service provided at a competitive price. Everything went smoothly including communication about having to postpone and rearrange due to C19 shutdown. Will keep with this trusted service.
Lisa Hodges
Lisa Hodges
13:28 26 May 20
Definately recommend , they were on time, and very professional. Worked through our office very quickly. The final invoice was a pleasant surprise too so great value for money.
Service Cavendish
Service Cavendish
08:37 18 Apr 20
Efficient Service, Quality advice and reports, courteous and professional approach. Would recommend and will use again. Richard was very knowledgeable and considerate to the working environment.
Matt Davison
Matt Davison
19:25 16 Apr 20
Highly recommend Richard and his company. Completed our PAT testing without any disruption. Will be using every year from now on.
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
18:17 06 Apr 20
Job done quickly and efficiently. Great customer service, highly recommended!
Mona Attarpour
Mona Attarpour
10:19 06 Apr 20
Thank you so much Richard! Richard arranged and kindly did PAT Testing for all the equipment in my clinic, he attended perfectly on time, made sure it's arranged around the time I can be free. He even had spare parts and just changed them for me straightaway. He is very genuine, professional and kind. Great value in compare with other companies and very trustworthy. I've already asked him to book me in for my next PAT Testing and I definitely recommend him.
Juliette Hall
Juliette Hall
09:26 02 Apr 20
Service with a smile! We have always received a professional service at good rates, the after care is great too.
Keith Spedding
Keith Spedding
14:08 01 Apr 20
Always had excellent service from Richard at DRA, He's looked after a rental property we have for years now, and always turns up on time and does a great job. Highly recommend him!
Joanne Hogarth
Joanne Hogarth
12:58 01 Apr 20
Recently had the whole school tested, great value for money, excellent service, can highly recommend
CES Office
CES Office
11:47 01 Apr 20
Very helpful and good value for money. Very professional company.
Katie Todd
Katie Todd
08:13 01 Apr 20
Great service, used this company for a few years running and we are never disappointed. Very friendly and professional, we happily recommend to others and will continue to use then in the future
David wake
David wake
20:30 31 Mar 20
I've used Richard for the last 4 years, always sends reminders and is very competitive price wise. Nothing is a hassle and I'd recommend him for any work in his field.
Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer
19:46 31 Mar 20
We used DRA last year for the first time for our PAT testing, they were very proffesional, polite and friendly, so much so we recommended them to the company next door, who have had their PAT testings also carried out by PAT. We are more than happy to continue to use their services annually, and would recommend to all. They also offer other services including full wiring tests.
Euan Preston
Euan Preston
19:29 31 Mar 20
DRA has looked after my company's PAT testing for a number of years. They always send a reminder when our test is due, work quickly and efficiently and to a very high standard. Friendly, affordable and reliable.
galaxy74656
galaxy74656
19:20 31 Mar 20
Been using DRA since we opened our business in 2018. Great service, always professional and reliable.
Michael Murden
Michael Murden
15:59 15 Feb 20
Charlotte
Charlotte
20:35 06 Feb 20
Great service, very quick and easy to book. Very understanding when I needed more things testing than originally expected. Friendly and chatty staff. Will definatley be using them again.
Debs Hug
Debs Hug
11:21 23 Dec 19
Richard and team completed our PAT testing last week in lightning speed; punctual, polite, great value and very efficient - I highly recommend DRA Electricals.
Hannah Gilroy
Hannah Gilroy
09:23 21 Nov 19
Very efficient service and good value. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you.
sabrina harris
sabrina harris
12:37 01 Oct 19
used DRA Pat testing again this year, they even came in early to avoid any office disruption. Trustworthy and reliable as always
Caroline Lamb
Caroline Lamb
08:11 12 Sep 19
We used DRA Pat testing for the first time recently, they were very competitively priced and very professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone in the future and have already arranged next years PAT test to be done by them. Thanks very much for making this a quick and painless process. Oakenclough Buildings Ltd.
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
16:33 05 Sep 19
I turned up unannounced, and without a word of complaint my PAT testing was done on the spot. Then certificate was emailed to me before I even arrived home. And the charge was memorably small! So please count me among your fans, DRA.
george fairweather
george fairweather
16:45 20 Aug 19
I have known Richard since he set up and developed our Seaham Harbour website some 8 years ago.He managed the website for a number of years before he trained me and another member of our U3A to manage it ourselves.I’m pleased to say he still has overall control and we can always contact him if we encounter any problems.We haven’t had many problems but when we do Richard is very helpful and approachable, taking on the problem if we can’t solve it out ourselves.info@seahamharbourU3A
Sarah Stephenson
Sarah Stephenson
10:11 02 Aug 19
DRA provided an efficient and professional service for our PAT testing. They managed to work around everyone in the office and didn't cause any inconvenience. We definately have no hesitation of using their services on an ongoing basis.
Richard Cozens
Richard Cozens
12:17 27 Jun 19
DRA have proved to be very professional and efficient for our PAT testing. DRA are happy to facilitate the flexibility of service required for a busy vet practice and their engineers are both courteous and friendly. We are happy to recommend.
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What is included in a PAT test CertificateReport?

A PAT test Certificate report serves 3 main purposes:

  • To show which appliances are safe,
  • To show which appliances were not safe, and
  • To show you take safety seriously

The PAT certificate we provide you with includes:

  1. A front cover
  2. A list of all appliances that passed the inspection
  3. A list of all appliances that failed the inspection, photographs of them and further information
  4. Information regarding remedial work we carried out
  5. The PAT Test Certificate

The list of appliances that passed the inspection

This document lists every appliance that was tested and passed; when we do a PAT test on an electrical appliance the main part, contrary to popular belief is in fact the visual inspection, so the engineer needs to have experience, knowledge and a keen eye of detail. Every single appliance needs a visual inspection and we are looking for many things, for example, we need to check that the plug is British Standard so that you comply with the Plugs and sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations. 

Some appliances, those with exposed metal parts also need testing using a machine to ensure their internal safety mechanisms are functioning correctly. 

If the appliance passes the necessary inspections/tests, it is recorded as passed, labelled with a unique identification number and recorded in the engineers records. This is then used to create the passes report, which also references the location of your site where the appliance was tested. This a great tool for auditing your equipment, for insurance purposes – we can even provide this as an excel document so you can update it if you buy new equipment.   

This is an example of what the Passes report looks like:

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example of a PAT testing certificate passes report

What does a PAT Test Certificate look like?

This is an example of our PAT testing Certificate:

You also get a PAT Testing Certificate; this is something that is asked for a lot, but not actually what you need – the report showing passed equipment is what you really need, especially for insurance purposes. This certificate is more of a visual aid, something you can display in reception to show you take safety seriously. 

This certificate also serves as a summary of your PAT testing, to show you are complying with the legal regulations

This certificate includes your address, and shows how long the certificate is valid for (usually 12 months). 

PAT Testing Certificate

What does a PAT Test Certificate do for me?

PAT testing has to be carried out by a ‘competent person’, on electrical equipment to make sure it is safe. There are various legal requirements that you as an employer/business owner has to comply with, that requires you to carry out inspections and tests to confirm. The PAT Certificate shows that you have taken action to comply with the regulations. 

A PAT test Certificate has many good uses including:

  • It can be used to prove you are complying with the regulations
  • You can use it to prove you have taken action to ensure equipment is safe, in the event of an insurance claim
  • You can use it as a supporting document for accreditation applications, such as CHAS or Safe Contractor. 
  • You can include it in tender applications to show your company commits to Health and Safety
  • You can display it in reception to show you take safety seriously

and many many more uses. 

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Joe Wood
Joe Wood
14:27 03 Dec 20
DRA PAT- thoroughly professional service, great communication and flexibility around our opening hours. A very pleasant engineer conducting the testing. Would use again for further PAT.
WhitleyBay BigLocal
WhitleyBay BigLocal
16:44 27 Nov 20
PAT testing carried out on all electricals in out large community building!Great Service! Cheers
Amy Young
Amy Young
14:15 17 Nov 20
As always, an excellent and reliable service. Due to covid19 guidelines we only had certain times available but Richard was more than accommodating and offered an alternative suggestion which meant we were able to get the whole school PAT tested, which we are so grateful for. Thank you!
Samuel Zahn
Samuel Zahn
00:42 06 Nov 20
Highly recommend DRA Pat testing! Excellent and reliable service from start to finish. Fantastic rates too. Will definitely use them again for all our PAT testing.
Alison Hogarth
Alison Hogarth
18:32 04 Nov 20
Amazing service and communication. Would highly recommend.
Lauren Woods
Lauren Woods
15:32 03 Nov 20
DRA PAT testing - used them to carry out PAT testing at the supported accommodation that I work at. Friendly and efficient service - flexible with time. Full PPE used to follow guidelines. We will be a returning customer again next year.
Alastair Barclay
Alastair Barclay
22:20 27 Oct 20
Absolutely fantastic, professional service carried out for PAT testing. Communication was prompt and efficient from start to finish. Would 100% recommend to others.
Phil Lay
Phil Lay
07:52 26 Oct 20
As always - very professional - great coms' - prompt - got on with the job in hand - as little disruption as possible,Would highly recommend.
Kathryn Ramsay
Kathryn Ramsay
09:45 23 Oct 20
The team were great. Gave me good honest advice and a very competitive price for my PAT test. They were extremely helpful and very friendly. Would recommend to anyone, couldn't thank them enough for being so helpful!
Jan Ware
Jan Ware
07:46 22 Oct 20
Derek Hunter
Derek Hunter
05:49 19 Oct 20
We contacted DRA to have some of our equipment tested for a job which was urgent. DRA couldn’t of helped anymore and were there the same day to ensure we could carryout our project.Great service and will continue to use for all our PAT testing requirements.
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
16:25 07 Oct 20
Really prompt clear communication and reasonable rates. Very happy customer.
Nigel Todd
Nigel Todd
13:23 07 Oct 20
Very reliable and easy to work with, as well very professional. We would recommend DRA for PAT tests.
Lara Langdon
Lara Langdon
07:57 24 Sep 20
Extremely professional and provided exceptional service. When asked a question on something they didn't cover, Richard introduced us to someone who could, which was above and beyond what I expected. I would certainly recommend them.
Lyndsey Everett
Lyndsey Everett
21:02 21 Sep 20
Easy to arrange PAT testing service from DRA PAT testing. The team were very friendly and reliable and completed the work with minimum disruption. We would highly recommend them to other businesses.
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
16:11 17 Sep 20
Proffessional, kept us updated all the way through, and we're very responsive, done the job when they said they would , thanks The Sun Studio and Swalwell barbers.
Beth Brown
Beth Brown
10:14 15 Sep 20
Excellent customer service, professional on site and great service.
Lucy Davidson
Lucy Davidson
15:12 10 Sep 20
Thank you so much DRA PAT Testing. The process to book testing, was very easy, and Richard could fit in the exact time frame we had. The tester had spare parts and was very professional and efficient, I gave him a quick tour of the building, and the testing was done promptly. Great value, and respectful of covid guidelines. I would highly recommend and we will be using DRA Testing in a years time.
Empire Professional Education Ltd
Empire Professional Education Ltd
08:39 10 Aug 20
Vish Vedhara
Vish Vedhara
21:31 07 Aug 20
Used Richard at DRA last couple of years for PAT testing on HMO property. Very professional and reliable which is what you need and even despite the challenges presented by Covid 19. Recommend
Lesley Hunter
Lesley Hunter
09:43 06 Aug 20
PAT testing - excellent service and highly recommend
Neil
Neil
11:39 04 Aug 20
Very professional and efficient team with excellent rates. Highly recommend.
Ross Gibson
Ross Gibson
14:05 24 Jul 20
Great Service throughout, highly recommend this company for your PAT Testing.
Graeme Edwards
Graeme Edwards
08:19 20 Jul 20
Excellent service, arrived on time, personable, friendly, and quick. Certificate arrived quickly. Highly recommend.
Rob Platt
Rob Platt
21:01 03 Jul 20
Been using DRA for pat tests for a few years now. Always a good service at a reasonable price.
richard dell
richard dell
14:12 08 Jun 20
Third year we have used DRA PAT Testing and very happy with the service provided at a competitive price. Everything went smoothly including communication about having to postpone and rearrange due to C19 shutdown. Will keep with this trusted service.
Lisa Hodges
Lisa Hodges
13:28 26 May 20
Definately recommend , they were on time, and very professional. Worked through our office very quickly. The final invoice was a pleasant surprise too so great value for money.
Service Cavendish
Service Cavendish
08:37 18 Apr 20
Efficient Service, Quality advice and reports, courteous and professional approach. Would recommend and will use again. Richard was very knowledgeable and considerate to the working environment.
Matt Davison
Matt Davison
19:25 16 Apr 20
Highly recommend Richard and his company. Completed our PAT testing without any disruption. Will be using every year from now on.
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
18:17 06 Apr 20
Job done quickly and efficiently. Great customer service, highly recommended!
Mona Attarpour
Mona Attarpour
10:19 06 Apr 20
Thank you so much Richard! Richard arranged and kindly did PAT Testing for all the equipment in my clinic, he attended perfectly on time, made sure it's arranged around the time I can be free. He even had spare parts and just changed them for me straightaway. He is very genuine, professional and kind. Great value in compare with other companies and very trustworthy. I've already asked him to book me in for my next PAT Testing and I definitely recommend him.
Juliette Hall
Juliette Hall
09:26 02 Apr 20
Service with a smile! We have always received a professional service at good rates, the after care is great too.
Keith Spedding
Keith Spedding
14:08 01 Apr 20
Always had excellent service from Richard at DRA, He's looked after a rental property we have for years now, and always turns up on time and does a great job. Highly recommend him!
Joanne Hogarth
Joanne Hogarth
12:58 01 Apr 20
Recently had the whole school tested, great value for money, excellent service, can highly recommend
CES Office
CES Office
11:47 01 Apr 20
Very helpful and good value for money. Very professional company.
Katie Todd
Katie Todd
08:13 01 Apr 20
Great service, used this company for a few years running and we are never disappointed. Very friendly and professional, we happily recommend to others and will continue to use then in the future
David wake
David wake
20:30 31 Mar 20
I've used Richard for the last 4 years, always sends reminders and is very competitive price wise. Nothing is a hassle and I'd recommend him for any work in his field.
Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer
19:46 31 Mar 20
We used DRA last year for the first time for our PAT testing, they were very proffesional, polite and friendly, so much so we recommended them to the company next door, who have had their PAT testings also carried out by PAT. We are more than happy to continue to use their services annually, and would recommend to all. They also offer other services including full wiring tests.
Euan Preston
Euan Preston
19:29 31 Mar 20
DRA has looked after my company's PAT testing for a number of years. They always send a reminder when our test is due, work quickly and efficiently and to a very high standard. Friendly, affordable and reliable.
galaxy74656
galaxy74656
19:20 31 Mar 20
Been using DRA since we opened our business in 2018. Great service, always professional and reliable.
Michael Murden
Michael Murden
15:59 15 Feb 20
Charlotte
Charlotte
20:35 06 Feb 20
Great service, very quick and easy to book. Very understanding when I needed more things testing than originally expected. Friendly and chatty staff. Will definatley be using them again.
Debs Hug
Debs Hug
11:21 23 Dec 19
Richard and team completed our PAT testing last week in lightning speed; punctual, polite, great value and very efficient - I highly recommend DRA Electricals.
Hannah Gilroy
Hannah Gilroy
09:23 21 Nov 19
Very efficient service and good value. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you.
sabrina harris
sabrina harris
12:37 01 Oct 19
used DRA Pat testing again this year, they even came in early to avoid any office disruption. Trustworthy and reliable as always
Caroline Lamb
Caroline Lamb
08:11 12 Sep 19
We used DRA Pat testing for the first time recently, they were very competitively priced and very professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone in the future and have already arranged next years PAT test to be done by them. Thanks very much for making this a quick and painless process. Oakenclough Buildings Ltd.
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
16:33 05 Sep 19
I turned up unannounced, and without a word of complaint my PAT testing was done on the spot. Then certificate was emailed to me before I even arrived home. And the charge was memorably small! So please count me among your fans, DRA.
george fairweather
george fairweather
16:45 20 Aug 19
I have known Richard since he set up and developed our Seaham Harbour website some 8 years ago.He managed the website for a number of years before he trained me and another member of our U3A to manage it ourselves.I’m pleased to say he still has overall control and we can always contact him if we encounter any problems.We haven’t had many problems but when we do Richard is very helpful and approachable, taking on the problem if we can’t solve it out ourselves.info@seahamharbourU3A
Sarah Stephenson
Sarah Stephenson
10:11 02 Aug 19
DRA provided an efficient and professional service for our PAT testing. They managed to work around everyone in the office and didn't cause any inconvenience. We definately have no hesitation of using their services on an ongoing basis.
Richard Cozens
Richard Cozens
12:17 27 Jun 19
DRA have proved to be very professional and efficient for our PAT testing. DRA are happy to facilitate the flexibility of service required for a busy vet practice and their engineers are both courteous and friendly. We are happy to recommend.
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If you are looking for a PAT testing company to carry out electrical equipment testing in your business, DRA PAT Testing is here for you. 

We provide a professional service in the North East and across the UK, helping over 500 businesses to comply with the laws. 

Contact us today for a free no-obligation quotation, call 0191 666 1009 or email info@draelectricals.co.uk

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✅ Same day PAT Test Certificates
✅ Free remedial repairs and replacement parts
✅ Appointments available 24 / 7 at no extra cost
✅ All of the North East covered
✅ Ensures compliance with Health & Safety
✅ Ensures your insurance policy is valid
✅ Prompt reminders for retests
✅ Testing from just £1 per item

PAT Testing Certificate 

Book in your PAT testing with us today and we’ll be able to provide you with a fully compliant PAT testing certificate after the inspection has been completed. 

If you have been told by an authority that you have to get PAT testing done without delay we can provide you with a confirmation letter to show that your PAT testing is booked in; this is usually sufficient. 

There are images below to show you examples of what our PAT testing Certificate report will look like when you receive it. Our certificates include all the information you need to ensure your compliance with the regulations. 

If you have any questions get in touch or check out this blog on certificates which considers all the frequently asked questions.