PAT testing in Newcastle upon Tyne
DRA PAT testing come to your home or business in Newcastle and across Tyneside to PAT test electrical appliances
PAT Testing in Newcastle upon Tyne – we are based in Wallsend, and cover the whole of Newcastle upon Tyne and all Tyneside areas; and the rest of the North East.
We provide a local pat testing service to you; we come to you to test your equipment at your home or workplace – we will carry out necessary repairs and then afterwards, we email a PAT Testing Certificate to you as a PDF document, created from the results obtained during the testing, which are saved on the machines we use.
PAT testing in Newcastle upon Tyne – Hello and welcome to DRA PAT Testing Limited, I am Richard, owner of the company and a PAT engineer with over 10 years experience. Here at DRA, we specialise in Portable Appliance Testing of electrical equipment in all kinds of workplaces such as offices, doctors surgeries, hotels, schools, salons, small business premises, etc.
We are able to test all types of equipment and can cover most jobs throughout Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside, Northumberland, Gateshead, etc.
In January 2020 we did the PAT testing at Jackson Hogg Recruitment for the second successive year. JH run an office by the River Tyne in Newcastle, with a number of staff, mainly working on laptops.
When we did the PAT testing this time we spotted that their water cooler had been leaking at the back, and accessible electric parts were being corroded. This had gone unnoticed because none of their staff would ever be expected to move the cooler to notice anything untoward, behind.
JH said this about the service we provided: “Excellent, friendly and efficient service. We have a lot of staff that work flexibly and Richard was happy to pop back at a later date to test their equipment which we hadn’t initially mentioned. Would recommend DRA pat testing to any organisation that needs PAT testing carried out.”
We recently completed a project for our clients, a 200-bed hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne. Being a team of 3 engineers we can test large sites like this quicker than a lot of local pat testing companies who are usually just one person. Whilst they will also do a good job we can do it in less time, meaning less disruption to your business.
When doing this job we spotted that their fire blankets were positioned in the wrong location – they were in a cupboard under the sink, which was next to the cooker hobs, so in effect if there was a fire, the guest would have to duck down under the flames and possible spitting fat to get the blanket, risking additional harm to themselves. The hotel didn’t put the blankets in the wrong place on purpose, but a fresh pair of eyes spotted the risk, for which they were grateful. Most PAT companies wouldn’t pick up on this as they’d say it’s not part of their job, but we consider more than just what we do, but what improves the safety of the end user.
This is Richard, introducing the business and what we can do for you
PAT Tester that covers Newcastle
When around 33% of accidental fires in the UK are down to electrical issues, the importance of a good PAT test is realised.
We are a PAT tester that covers Newcastle, we’ll come to you to test your equipment and help you to reduce the chances of an accidental electrical fire at your workplace.
PAT testing Newcastle upon Tyne – we came across this 230-110volt transformer in a timber yard in Walker, Newcastle – it was in use, not on the scrap heap. But as you can see from the picture the wires were showing, from where the cable grip had lost control. Many PAT companies would fail this but not us; we took the top off, stripped back and repaired the wiring, fixing this transformer.
That meant that the owner could continue using it rather than having to go to the expense of buying a new one.
The benefits of Portable Appliance Testing
Portable Appliance Testing is a peace of mind service; it is essential for compliance with UK workplace regulations, as it confirms electrical equipment is safe for continued use, which you are required to ensure, but it also confirms that electrical equipment is safe. The benefit of pat testing is that when an appliance is found to be defective it will be repaired or flagged for repair, which in turn makes it safe too, reducing the risk of a later fire or electrical accident.
When on site we’ll discuss with you any issues, or areas of concern that we can help to fix, and consider the pat testing frequency (retest period).
When all the work is complete, back at our office, we download the results and convert them into a PAT Testing Certificate Report which we send to you as a pdf for your approval. We will then send the invoice for payment.
“DRA have proved to be very professional and efficient for our PAT testing. DRA are happy to facilitate the flexibility of service required for a busy vet practice and their engineers are both courteous and friendly. We are happy to recommend.”
This reference was posted on Google by Vets 4 Pets in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne – working in a vets practice isn’t easy, when the pets need priority so we work around our clients to try not to affect their business too much.