Durham PAT Testing
DRA PAT Testing is a local, small business here in the North East.
We cover all areas including Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham; and come to your location to test your equipment.
We offer a fully comprehensive service, bespoke to your requirements, or we can simply test your equipment keeping you compliant – whichever option you prefer. It is our aim to keep things simple, with minimal fuss. If this means testing equipment annually so be it, or putting risk based intervals between tests in place.
In most normal workplaces (e.g. offices) it is rare to need annual PAT tests to be compliant with health and safety regulations but still many offices work this way. We recommend our clients follow HSE guidance, so as to minimise disruption to their business and reduce long term costs.
About our PAT Testing Service
PAT testing reduces risk
One of the biggest electrical problems in the workplace is the use of portable appliances, such as computers, kettles, toasters, etc. but it is also a problem that is not going to go away. Modern technology is improving all the time so you’d think appliances are getting safer but with the huge surge of cheap (and fake) goods coming onto the market the risks are actually higher – appliances are no longer built to last.
One of the main problems with portable appliances is they each have a flexible insulated cable to connect it to the mains via a plug and socket, that means it can be moved easily. Therefore, it can also be damaged and tampered with easily. Additionally many cables are not permanently connected to an appliance, so can be used elsewhere or come under excessive strain – all increasing the risk of damage.
Because of these risks, portable appliances are responsible for a high proportion of electrical accidents in the workplace.
All our work includes
Free minor repairs – including changing fuses and plugs, or repairing the existing cable
High standards – appliances tested in accordance with IET Code of Practice guidelines
All appliance types tested including portable and integrated
Unique ID numbers – each item labelled with a new number that directly refers to the PAT report
PAT Report and Certificate issued promptly
Thermal Imagery – for checking servers that can’t be turned off
Notification of any failed appliances whilst on site, and what to do