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PAT Testing Northumberland

PAT Testing Northumberland – We will come to you wherever you are in Northumberland to carry out PAT testing of your electrical equipment

PAT testing in Northumberland – a Case Study

Cragside national trust property in northumberland where we do pat testing

Cragside Estate, Rothbury, Northumberland

We have done the PAT testing at Cragside for a few years now. They started using us after a bad experience with a national supplier; previously it had been done in-house but it became too time consuming for their electrical engineer so they tried a national supplier who was cheaper but not as accomodating as we have been. 

Somewhere like Cragside requires us to adjust to their needs; the testing is done during their shut down period which isn’t the same time every year and access is dependent on everything else that is going on – the estate also covers a lot of ground and there are different parts to it all over the place so not only is there a lot of walking, but a fair bit of driving too.¬†

We love working at Cragside and enjoy our annual trip up there to work in the beautiful Northumberland countryside. 

Local PAT testing provider for Northumberland

PAT Testing Northumberland Рwe cover all of Northumberland, wherever you are including Berwick, Alnwick, Rothbury, Morpeth, Blyth, Otterburn, etc. If you are in Northumberland and you need portable appliances testing complete our PAT testing quote form or call us to discuss your requirements. 

We are an established local pat testing company based in Newcastle upon Tyne and Blyth, ready to come to help with your PAT testing needs. 

We cover all industries so whether your guest house needs its kitchen equipment testing or your factory needs three phase testing we can help. Just get in touch. 

Richard Ayre - PAT testing expert
  • Replacement fuses¬†supplied and fitted FREE

  • Replacement plugs supplied and fitted FREE

  • In-scope repairs carried out automatically with no¬†additional charges

  • Unique ID numbers on labels that refer to the log on the PAT report

  • We remove old labels before adding ours

  • Itemised PAT Testing Certificate Report sent asap after job,¬†before¬†invoice¬†

  • Timely reminders when re-tests are due

  • All this for just ¬£1.00 per item (discounts for higher numbers)

Hello, I am Richard Ayre (that’s me above) – I am the owner of the business and lead engineer. I started the company in 2009, and since then we have tested over half a million appliances for over 500 clients, most of whom are still having their equipment tested regularly by us.¬†

I now employ 2 other full time engineers, and 2 self employed engineers part time, so we are capable of taking on most jobs, anywhere in the UK, although being based in Newcastle upon Tyne most of our work is in the North East. 

It has always been my ambition to be a recommended PAT tester, and with more 5-star reviews than any other local company on Google we’re doing pretty well. You can have a look at some of them by searching for us or checking out¬†our testimonials page.

Our clients in Northumberland include the National Trust property Cragside as well as many others. We consider ourselves to be reliable and professional, we work to standards we know some other testers don’t, for example, we remove previous labels and believe in being neat and tidy at all times, whilst being discreet and keeping your business disruption to a minimum. ¬†

We also do a lot of work for landlords in rented properties, holiday lets etc. in the likes of Amble and Seahouses.  

This review was put on Google for us, by a Television production client from Morpeth

Morpeth pat testing client review
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Why it is so important that we do PAT testing?

On a regular basis we meet people who say things like “PAT testing is a waste of money, I know how to wire a plug”, or “all you do is stick stickers on things”.. and then we see what they can do. We’ve seen plugs wired so badly they’re an electric shock waiting to happen, or they care so little for electrical safety we’re questioning when their business will burn to the ground. It is scary how many people who don’t value portable appliance testing don’t know how to wire a plug.¬†

There’s actually a lot of people who look down on the values of PAT; they think it is a waste of time and money, and I’ll admit in some cases it is, but for most people, when it is done right it can be a life saver. These days genuine appliances are made so well the chance of getting an electric shock are slim, but there are also a lot of appliances made badly that are flooding our markets, imported from countries without our manufacturing standards that pose a real fire risk. Finding these appliances is something a PAT tester does; he’ll also make sure you’re using appliances in the right way, such as not overloading extension leads. Appliances do also get damaged at work, so we’ll repair them, and also make sure they are up to their task. How often does your work microwave or kettle stop working, or trip the power? Have you ever wondered why this happens but doesn’t happen at home?¬†

Around 33% of accidental fires in the UK are down to electrical issues

Over 1000 workplace accidents are reported each year that involve electric shock or burns

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