We are available for bookings during Covid-19 lockdown
Our work can not be done from home, so we are continuing to operate, albeit on a reduced level. As long as safety measures can be implemented we can still do work for you.
If you can take into account the safety measures being implemented we can still carry out PAT testing for you.
Our work perhaps is not essential, but it has to be done at some point, and many argue that the best time to do a PAT test is when the office is empty – we always feel that to be the case normally but not everyone can get us in at weekends, and there are not enough weekends for everyone, so now may be a great time.
If your office is currently empty (or any other business premises), now is the best time to get equipment tested. Even if it isn’t all there, what is there can be tested now, and the rest be done when it returns to work.
All we need is someone to open up, then leave us to get on with our work.
We are well, and have no symptoms – if that changes we will notify you in advance.
We are clean; most people that work like we do, in different places all the time, are generally clean anyway – we carried hand sanitiser long before we’d even heard of Covid-19.
We also keep our equipment clean; cleaning it after every job to make sure no germs are lingering.
When we get to your workplace to start, we’ll wash our hands before we touch anything. We carry baby wipes if we need to wipe surfaces before or after, and we regularly wash our hands. We use gloves where possible but as labels need applying this isn’t always possible, though we do our best.
We will expect to maintain a safe distance from any persons from your workplace, and from each other if there is more than one of us on the job, and where possible we will open your windows to ensure good ventilation in the areas where we are working. We’ll shut them too of course.
Currently my staff are furloughed so they are not working; it is I doing all the jobs that come in, but this can be changed, so if you need a particularly large site doing we can do so.
Please note we are not doing work in domestic properties were tenants are currently living, as our own safety measure.
DRA PAT Testing – your local pat testing company
I wanted to introduce myself, as I feel it is important that you know who I am and who you are booking – I’d want to know that if I were you. I am Richard Ayre, the owner and Director of this company, DRA PAT Testing, which I founded in 2009.
I am a PAT testing engineer with over 10 years experience, qualified by City and Guilds for inspection and testing, trained in electrical maintenance and installation (Part P and Safe Isolation) and competent to test all types of electrical equipment with plugs, fixed to the mains via a spur, up to 415 volts including three-phase – so I can do everything you need doing.
I also employ 2 engineers full time, who are also experienced with similar skill-sets, trained in my ways of working and use 2 local electricians when needed. When we book a job I’ll tell you who is coming, as I feel you need to know that – we all wear the same company branded clothing.
From early on it has been my intention for the company to be well recommended, so I believe that every client should get an excellent service. I assure you that whether I do the work, or one of the team you get the same exacting standards. We strive to help you to maintain a safe working environment and to comply with workplace regulations.
Our work gives you peace of mind that your equipment is safe and being used appropriately; we carry out repairs automatically, minimise disruption and guide you in the most appropriate retest periods based on the risks and policies involved.
Furthermore, I also need to make sure we are totally transparent in our work, providing a great service, as I am a Director for the national standards raiser the Portable Appliance Testing Trading Association.