PAT testing North East2024-05-02T13:21:19+00:00

The North East’s PAT Testing experts; where your safety and compliance matter

We provide electrical equipment safety testing (PAT) across the North East of England.

DRA PAT Testing offer high standards at a sensible price, honest guidance and compliant PAT Testing Certificate Reports. We are accredited through CHAS, PATTA and DBS checked.

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PAT Testing across the North East of England

Regular Electrical Safety Inspections are essential to ensure your electrical systems are safe and meet the latest compliance to protect your property and people.

We are the North East’s premier PAT Testers; a leading In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (ISITEE) company, with over 15 years experience, and have completed over 1.3 Million appliance checks.

With our office in North Shields, we work with businesses, schools and other organisations throughout Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, Co. Durham and across the UK.

As well as specialising in PAT testing, we can also help you maintain your fixed electrical installation through EICRs, Fixed Appliance Testing and Emergency Lighting Inspections.

Richard Ayre, Director of DRA PAT Testing

What our clients say about us…

Based on 344 reviews
Just had Kyle doing all our pat testingCan’t fault, fast and efficient
Excellent service would highly recommend and use again. thank you
Just had my annual pat testing inspection completed by DRA and as always I have received a reliable, efficient and friendly service visit. A great and reliable company that I can strongly recommend for your PAT testing needs.
Based on 344 reviews
Just had Kyle doing all our pat testingCan’t fault, fast and efficient

Our Clients Include..

Durham Constabulary
Jackson Hogg Recruitment
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Arlos Cafe in Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The Beacon of Light, Sunderland
Smart Academies of Schools in Newcastle upon Tyne

DRA PAT Testing Ltd – A PAT Testing Company you can trust

A PAT Testing company you can trust, with fair prices and high standards, our all inclusive service is utilised by clients throughout the UK. Our clients have peace of mind from our work because they know when we say an appliance is safe, it really is.

  Free remedial repairs including rewires, replacement BS1363 plugs and fuses

  Guidance on how to improve safety through cable management and socket protection

  Comprehensive, compliant PAT Testing Certificate Reports including electrical readings

  Guidance on retest periods based on risk, compliance and insurance

We are currently one of the leading PAT testing companies in the North East with more 5-star reviews (over 500 across all platforms) than any other UK PAT Tester.

We have a team of experienced, qualified professional engineers all trained to operate to high standards, who work with assigned clients long term ensuring the best possible nurtured relationship which in turn leads to you having peace of mind that the engineer knows your business and how to maintain safety within it.

We believe in taking away your stress, by managing your electrical safety inspections for you, and reminding you when they are next due, so you can forget all about them. We can test all types of electrical equipment including industrial, 3-phase and fixed equipment as well as fixed wiring inspections.

Our Electrical Inspection and Testing Services

DRA PAT Testing are here to help you in all aspects of maintaining safe electrical systems, whether you need Portable appliances testing, hard wired equipment and the mains wiring inspecting.

Electrical Equipment Testing

PAT is carried out on appliances fitted with a plug, this includes all electrical equipment / appliances in use.

You are legally required to maintain all electrical equipment to ensure it is always safe to use; this should be done by a competent person and records should be kept.

Our comprehensive, all inclusive service provides you with everything you need to ensure compliance with HSE, insurance, regulatory bodies, etc.

Fixed Electrical Inspections

All types of electrical installation need regular inspections including mains wiring, emergency lighting and fire alarms, etc.

By working alongside the North East’s best accredited and trusted electrical and safety inspectors we can manage all areas of electrical safety for you.

Electrical inspections, periodic testing and proficient record keeping is required by law, health and safety, insurance, landlords, regulatory bodies, etc.

PAT Testing Frequently Asked Questions

What is PAT testing?2024-04-22T20:47:10+00:00

PAT Testing, aka Portable appliance testing is the term we use to describe a safety check carried out on electrical equipment to make sure they are safe to use. As part of this inspection we carry out a visual examination, done by a competent engineer, who will find most defects, and repair them. When we are satisfied the appliance is safe we will carry out appropriate electrical tests to check the internal wiring etc.

PAT testing should not be confused with electrical equipment testing; they are not the same. PAT or Portable Appliance Testing is only for electrical equipment fitted with a plug.

PAT testing is a formal visual inspection and electrical testing by a competent person at appropriate intervals, dependent upon the type of equipment and the environment in which it is used, to maintain safety standards.

What is Electrical Equipment Testing?2024-04-22T20:52:40+00:00

Electrical Equipment Testing is often confused as the new name for PAT testing; it’s shocking how many companies have got this wrong. Electrical equipment testing hasn’t replaced PAT Testing; it’s always been there.

When we talk about electrical equipment, we are referring to all types of electrical equipment, whether fitted with a plug or not, and electrical equipment testing is the overview term for all inspection types that are used to ‘test’ these items to make sure they are safe. This includes PAT or Portable Appliance Testing; used to check appliances with plugs are safe, and FAT or Fixed Appliance Testing – FAT is carried out on appliances that are hard wired into the main wiring installation of a building.

What is a Portable Appliance?2024-04-22T21:18:31+00:00

A portable appliance is an item that can be moved and unplugged from the mains power supply. A portable appliance includes computers, power tools, hair driers, kettles, washing machines, welding sets etc.

What does the PAT Testing Certificate include?2024-04-22T21:14:36+00:00

The PAT Testing Certificate Report we issue includes everything you need to support you should you ever find yourself under investigation.

Most providers do not supply you with electrical test results – without them, the report would not be accepted in a legal dispute.

Our reports clearly show the ID number (which matches the label), the appliance description, the location of it, the test engineers name, the tests carried out and results obtained.

Our reports further include all repairs carried out – hardly any of peers provide this, but it is essential to you as a maintenance log.

We have changed address, do we need a new PAT Certificate?2024-04-23T10:38:41+00:00

If you change address you will need to get a new PAT Testing Certificate, as your current one will be invalid with the incorrect address.

You will need to arrange for a new inspection to be carried out of your equipment, in case anything has been damaged in transit too.

How soon do we issue the PAT Testing Certificate?2024-04-22T21:10:21+00:00

We issue PAT testing Certificate Reports within 5 days of the job being done for existing clients; or within 2 days of the payment being received for new clients.

If you need the certificate the same day, this can be arranged.

How often do I need to get PAT testing done?2024-04-22T21:04:41+00:00

How often you need to get PAT testing done depends on numerous factors, including:

  • Your own risk assessment – a risk assessment will help you determine what needs to be done to maintain safe equipment
  • A fire prevention risk assessment – will assess what needs doing to prevent fires occurring
  • The use of the electrical equipment and who uses it
  • The working environment in which the electrical equipment is used
  • The type of equipment
  • What your insurance stipulates – insurance small print assumes you are meeting your Health and Safety obligations
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. Regulations don’t state how often this needs done, or what needs doing; nor do the HSE – because they don’t want to risk being sued!

Most companies assume an annual PAT testing frequency because it is considered to be best practice.

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PAT Testing North East – Electrical Testing Safety Services

PAT Testing for North East businesses – We are based right here in the North East, and very proud of that. Our offices in North Shields, just off the A19 make give us a prime location to get to you in the North East to do your PAT Testing. We really are near you! We serve over 1000 North East businesses and want to work with you.

If you have electrical equipment in your business you need us – you need to make sure it is safe to protect yourself and your staff. Check out the info on this site or get in touch to arrange an appointment. We will help you ensure your business complies with electrical safety regulations.

Providing PAT Testing throughout the North East of England

We’ve specialised in electrical equipment testing for a long time and have tested a lot of a appliances, in lots of different places, for many, many clients.

To put figures on that, we have tested well over a MILLION appliances to date, for over 1000 clients across the UK.

You can be safe in the knowledge that when you choose us to do your PAT tests you are choosing a company who will take care of you.

We’re a local company, based in North Tyneside, we cover all the North East and our team are chosen because they’re nice, sensible, friendly people who do a good job. Each engineer is trained to work to our high standards, and we ask every client to review us (see below) so we always know that their work is up to standard. We quality check our engineers and have a reputation we are very proud of.

If you work with us you will get everything you need to comply with your legal obligations for electrical safety. We can help with your portable appliances, fixed appliances and the mains wiring (EICR).

Don’t just take our word for it though, so what some of our latest clients think in their reviews below.

PAT Testing North East – There’s no shocks with us!

Our team of specialist engineers are all based in the North East – we’re not pretending to be here like most you’ll see advertised. If you need us in a hurry we can get to you nice and quick, in fact due to the excellent transport infrastructure we have here we can get to most places within 30-60 minutes.

We are available to carry out compliance and certification inspections for portable equipment, fixed appliances and mains wiring systems in domestic homes, commercial workplaces and public sector organisations such as schools.

We carry out regular work for landlords, estate agents, schools, in restaurants, offices, building sites and so on. Our work takes us to all kinds of different places and that’s one of the reasons we love what we do!

We work predominantly with small businesses – we feel it is important to help our clients with their electrical safety, and we can best do that with busy business owners who need our help and support.

Free Site Surveys Available

If you just don’t know where to start, don’t know how many appliances you have or just want to chat about your PAT testing needs why not arrange a FREE site survey? 

We’ll come to your workplace to have a chat about your situation, have a look at the job and give you a fixed price to do the work. 

We cover all the North East

Morpeth, Cramlington, Blyth, Rothbury, Amble, Seahouses, Hexham, Kielder

We’re based in North Tyneside, so most of our work is in the local area, such as Newcastle upon Tyne, Cramlington, South and North Shields, Gateshead, and throughout Tyne and Wear, and southern Northumberland. However, we also cover all other North East areas, so wherever you are, rest assured we can help you, so get in touch today to see what we can do for you.

Contact us to enquire about our work in the North East

Call the office: 0191 666 1009

Mobile & Whatsapp: 07778416850


We can help you maintain safe electrical equipment through PAT Testing

DRA PAT Testing has been inspecting and testing electrical equipment in the North East of England since 2009; based in Newcastle upon Tyne we cover mot of Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, Co. Durham etc. Wherever you are, whatever you need testing we can help.

We have our main working area, which is predominantly from Blyth to the Tyne and across to the West of Newcastle then up to Morpeth, but we also cover Tyne and Wear, North Co Durham and Southern Northumberland areas – see the map for our main working areas. 

We will consider jobs elsewhere so please contact us if that affects you – please note that we do charge to cover travel costs as our full team are paid travel time and fuel. 

Every PAT estimate we provide, for every PAT job is bespoke to your unique individual needs so we don’t advertise fixed prices. Tailored to your specific requirements and for your location taking into account travel time too based on our day rate jobs in different locations will come with different costings, although always falling within our company day rates. 

We operate 7 days a week, with weekend’s and school holidays at a premium needing to booked well in advance so don’t leave it too late, during “business” hours – we can start as early as 5 or 6am if needed, and are available into the evening although on most days we work between 8am and 4pm. 

We are based in North Tyneside, near Newcastle upon Tyne so can get to all of Tyne and Wear within 30 minutes, and most of the North East within the hour so we’re best placed for your electrical inspection work.

Our engineers are qualified through City and Guilds, and highly trained to ensure you get a thorough formal visual inspection on every appliance, any repairs that may be necessary will be carried out and peace of mind that your electrical items are safe to continue using.

We will provide you with an itemised PAT Testing Certificate Report within 48 hours of the job, and schedule in additional appointment dates on retest anniversaries so your Certificate never runs out – and we’ll send you an appointment reminder nearer the time. This is all done following a conversation with you to see what PAT testing frequency is best for your equipment.

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