PAT Testing for Schools & Colleges
We provide Portable Appliance Testing for Schools across the North East of England
Our Schools PAT testing service covers all educational facilities including nurseries, primary schools, secondary, independent, sixth form, colleges, universities etc.
What needs PAT testing in a School?
A portable appliance is an electrical appliance fitted with a plug; so everything you plug in to a socket, in your school, requires an inspection and test by us or another person competent in electrical safety, on a regular basis. The PAT testing frequency should be proportionate to the risk of the appliance use and the environment it is being used in – in schools this tends to be every year, as the nature of the appliances you use being mainly used by children the risk of damage occurring is quite high.
However, schools can also increase the time between tests for equipment only used by staff, such as in the offices.
You need to maintain safe electrical equipment in order to comply with Health and Safety at Work – regular PAT Tests help you to do this
A PAT test by a top company, will help you comply with this and other regulations, and by getting an itemised PAT Testing Certificate Report you will be getting the records you need as proof that you have taken action to ensure your equipment is safe. The report includes an itemised list of all appliances that pass; information on any appliances that fail (which is a risk assessment in itself) and an overall Certificate.
We also provide you with guidance on what we have done and what you could do better to improve safety.
Collingwood Primary School said…
“Very good all round service, very professional, with minimal disruption. Everything explained by Richard, as to what the company provides. Certificate of work carried out , not just stickers put on appliances. Very competitive prices. Will definitely be using again in the future”
Monkhouse Primary School said..
“DRA attended school to carry out PAT of equipment. Engineer was very efficient, pleasant and completed the inspection within the day”
How can we help you?
Having specialised in portable appliance testing since 2009 we have plenty of experience PAT testing schools, so we know we can help you make sure your salon electrical equipment is safe to use.
Making sure your portable electrical equipment is safe for you customers and your staff is so important to you, and we know that, so it is important to us that we give you peace of mind so you can go about your daily business without worrying about dodgy electrics.
We will come in at time to suit you, inspect your computers, projectors, kitchen appliances and other appliances that plug in, carry out any necessary repairs (including replacing 2-pin plugs for proper British 3-pins, which we know you will have at least one of), test what needs testing and when we leave you will know that your equipment is safe.
And we promise to remove the previous companies messy labels and replace them with our nice tidy, professionally printed new labels, which we will put on your equipment neatly and discreetly.
Back at the office we will download the results to produce for you a PAT Test Certificate Report which we email to you as a PDF document, usually the same day or within 24 hours of the job completing.
Then, when your PAT tests are next due we’ll contact you to remind you, suggesting a date to come in, so you don’t even have to remember anymore about your regular checks, so you will always be compliant.
Bailey Green Primary School said…
“DRA Electricals has completed our PAT testing in school and nursery. They are very professional, organised and reliable. Nothing is a bother for them! You don’t even know they are on site. Such a great company! Thank you for your support. I already have them booked in for next year!”
- We have passed enhanced DBS checks and can provide you with copies should you require them.
- We can arrive early when the caretaker opens to get classrooms done before the school day starts
- We can book appointments for anytime including evenings, weekends and school holidays
Childsplay Private Nurseries said…
“We use Richard year on year for (all) our nursery schools’ PAT testing, we have never had no problems. Very punctual, does a great job and prices are very reasonable. Would definitely recommend to other schools”.
- We have loads of experience – we specialise in Portable Appliance Testing
- We will carry out remedial repairs to your appliances completely free
- We can replace non-standard British Plugs and leads
- We provide you with a PAT Test Certificate within 24 hours
- We send you timely reminders when you’re next due
- We can also test other types of electrical equipment, such as fixed appliances
- We can also do your 5-yearly Periodic electrical inspections (EICR)
- We cover all of the North East of England
Contact us anytime
If you ever need us you just need to call, and being a North East company we are close enough to pop in.
We can also help you with keeping hard wired electrical equipment safe, as well as maintaining your electrical installation through EICR’s and basic electrical maintenance tasks you may need doing.
DRA PAT Testing Limited, owned by Richard Ayre, specialises in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment. We cover the whole of the North East from our Wallsend base, including Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Washington, Northumberland, Sunderland, County Durham and North Yorkshire.
We’re a proud small business from North Tyneside that loves working in the community, meeting new people and working in new businesses, we want to meet you and help you.
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PAT testing reduces the risk of fires in schools
In the past 3 years the fire brigade has been called to almost 2000 school fires across the UK; with faulty electrical equipment and electrics among the leading causes of these school fires. This study was carried out by Zurich Municipal, which found that schools in England are 1.7 times more likely to suffer a fire than other commercial buildings.
Free remedial repairs
Free replacement plugs & fuses
Free guidance on retests
Unique appliance ID numbers
Data recorded in our database for life
PAT Test Certificates issued within a few days
All of North East covered
A personalised service every time
Timely reminders for retests
Optional Microwave emissions tests
Fixed appliance testing available
Discounts for fixed wiring inspections (EICR)
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