How much does PAT testing cost?

✅ Same day PAT Test Certificates
✅ Free remedial repairs and replacement parts
✅ All of the North East covered
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✅ Ensures your insurance policy is valid
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Kitchen appliances pat testing prices

How much does PAT testing cost?

Electrical appliances require inspection and testing to ensure they are safe to use; carrying this out takes time and is actually quite a physically demanding job; as well as needing the engineer to be knowledgable and suitably experienced, as well as being trained, qualified and or competent. 

Some companies try to devalue PAT testing, not seeing the benefit of it, but when the benefit of regular inspections and testing is compliance with the law and preventing danger, it serves as exceptional value. 

As a guide these are our standard prices, but we always recommend you contact us to discuss your unique requirements so we can give you a personal price. 

Standard PAT testing prices

The price per item is always the same, no matter where you are. That price is preceded by an initial fee which covers our initial costs, such as the time to travel to your location, and the first 20 items to test.

£45.00 for the first 20 items then… 

  • £1.00 per item tested up to 100 items
  • £0.85 per item tested up to 250 items
  • £0.75 per item tested over 250 items

You’d be much better off paying per hour than per item:

For the first hour £45.00, then £30.00 per hour thereafter

  • The prices we have quoted above are based on all appliances having standard BS1363 plugs.
  • VAT will be added to the invoice
  • Remedial repairs* are included; replacement parts to make an appliance legal may be charged for
  • Non-standard industrial equipment of 110v, 230v or 400v are £1.50 each to test with replacement parts added on

*Remedial repairs include repairs to the existing plug, replacing a damaged BS1363 plug for a new one, repairing the existing flexible cable and basic repairs to the existing appliance. 

We always include the following in the quoted price:

  1. Remedial repairs which includes repairs to the existing plug, flexible cable and appliance
  2. Replacement fuses when the existing fuse is faulty
  3. Replacement plugs when the existing BS1363 plug is faulty and cannot be repaired. 
  4. Labels for passed and failed appliances
  5. A PAT Test Certificate Report document including fully itemised asset list with electrical results, information on failed appliances and the PAT Test Certificate

Additional charges will be incurred for:

  • Replacing non-standard plugs (e.g. foreign) with British Standard BS1363 plugs
  • Replacing non-standard IEC cord sets (e.g. foreign) with British Standard BS1363 cord sets
  • Replacing industrial adaptors
  • Repairs to the appliance not considered remedial or that would take more than a few minutes to repair; such as when soldering is required.
  • Having to return to the site if something was missed (when it was not our fault)

If you are happy to proceed at these rates you can start the ball rolling by booking an appointment today using this appointment booking form. All you need to do is select your appointment preferences so we can find a convenient space in our diary to accommodate you. 

Otherwise you may prefer to contact us by

email: info@draelectricals.co.uk 

Phone: 01916661009, or 07897240878

roses dad
roses dad
12:19 10 Jan 21
We have our annual PAT Testing completed each year by DRA PAT Testing and the service provided is to the highest of quality and standards.From Richard the boss to Rob the tester who came to my home to test our equipment. was friendly, polite and extremely efficient in their job updating us on the equipmentWould highly recommend DRA PAT Testing and we will continue to use them for years to come. Or until we retire, and then we can drink Meade talking to Odin about world domination.
Raymond Grimes
Raymond Grimes
16:05 18 Dec 20
Very professional company. Always gives reminder of inspections due. Very courteous staff - Rob - no problems, ever.
Benjamin Hedley
Benjamin Hedley
18:04 11 Dec 20
Managed to fit me in last minute. Great service. Friendly and Professional.
Chris Bowman
Chris Bowman
11:06 08 Dec 20
I have used the services of DRA PAT testing for several years and have always found them to be courteous, professional in the delivery of their services and friendly to deal with. I highly recommend them.
Joe Wood
Joe Wood
14:27 03 Dec 20
DRA PAT- thoroughly professional service, great communication and flexibility around our opening hours. A very pleasant engineer conducting the testing. Would use again for further PAT.
WhitleyBay BigLocal
WhitleyBay BigLocal
16:44 27 Nov 20
PAT testing carried out on all electricals in out large community building!Great Service! Cheers
Amy Young
Amy Young
14:15 17 Nov 20
As always, an excellent and reliable service. Due to covid19 guidelines we only had certain times available but Richard was more than accommodating and offered an alternative suggestion which meant we were able to get the whole school PAT tested, which we are so grateful for. Thank you!
Samuel Zahn
Samuel Zahn
00:42 06 Nov 20
Highly recommend DRA Pat testing! Excellent and reliable service from start to finish. Fantastic rates too. Will definitely use them again for all our PAT testing.
Alison Hogarth
Alison Hogarth
18:32 04 Nov 20
Amazing service and communication. Would highly recommend.
Lauren Woods
Lauren Woods
15:32 03 Nov 20
DRA PAT testing - used them to carry out PAT testing at the supported accommodation that I work at. Friendly and efficient service - flexible with time. Full PPE used to follow guidelines. We will be a returning customer again next year.
Alastair Barclay
Alastair Barclay
22:20 27 Oct 20
Absolutely fantastic, professional service carried out for PAT testing. Communication was prompt and efficient from start to finish. Would 100% recommend to others.
Phil Lay
Phil Lay
07:52 26 Oct 20
As always - very professional - great coms' - prompt - got on with the job in hand - as little disruption as possible,Would highly recommend.
Kathryn Ramsay
Kathryn Ramsay
09:45 23 Oct 20
The team were great. Gave me good honest advice and a very competitive price for my PAT test. They were extremely helpful and very friendly. Would recommend to anyone, couldn't thank them enough for being so helpful!
Jan Ware
Jan Ware
07:46 22 Oct 20
Derek Hunter
Derek Hunter
05:49 19 Oct 20
We contacted DRA to have some of our equipment tested for a job which was urgent. DRA couldn’t of helped anymore and were there the same day to ensure we could carryout our project.Great service and will continue to use for all our PAT testing requirements.
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
16:25 07 Oct 20
Really prompt clear communication and reasonable rates. Very happy customer.
Nigel Todd
Nigel Todd
13:23 07 Oct 20
Very reliable and easy to work with, as well very professional. We would recommend DRA for PAT tests.
Lara Langdon
Lara Langdon
07:57 24 Sep 20
Extremely professional and provided exceptional service. When asked a question on something they didn't cover, Richard introduced us to someone who could, which was above and beyond what I expected. I would certainly recommend them.
Lyndsey Everett
Lyndsey Everett
21:02 21 Sep 20
Easy to arrange PAT testing service from DRA PAT testing. The team were very friendly and reliable and completed the work with minimum disruption. We would highly recommend them to other businesses.
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
16:11 17 Sep 20
Proffessional, kept us updated all the way through, and we're very responsive, done the job when they said they would , thanks The Sun Studio and Swalwell barbers.
Beth Brown
Beth Brown
10:14 15 Sep 20
Excellent customer service, professional on site and great service.
Lucy Davidson
Lucy Davidson
15:12 10 Sep 20
Thank you so much DRA PAT Testing. The process to book testing, was very easy, and Richard could fit in the exact time frame we had. The tester had spare parts and was very professional and efficient, I gave him a quick tour of the building, and the testing was done promptly. Great value, and respectful of covid guidelines. I would highly recommend and we will be using DRA Testing in a years time.
Empire Professional Education Ltd
Empire Professional Education Ltd
08:39 10 Aug 20
Vish Vedhara
Vish Vedhara
21:31 07 Aug 20
Used Richard at DRA last couple of years for PAT testing on HMO property. Very professional and reliable which is what you need and even despite the challenges presented by Covid 19. Recommend
Lesley Hunter
Lesley Hunter
09:43 06 Aug 20
PAT testing - excellent service and highly recommend
Neil
Neil
11:39 04 Aug 20
Very professional and efficient team with excellent rates. Highly recommend.
Ross Gibson
Ross Gibson
14:05 24 Jul 20
Great Service throughout, highly recommend this company for your PAT Testing.
Graeme Edwards
Graeme Edwards
08:19 20 Jul 20
Excellent service, arrived on time, personable, friendly, and quick. Certificate arrived quickly. Highly recommend.
Rob Platt
Rob Platt
21:01 03 Jul 20
Been using DRA for pat tests for a few years now. Always a good service at a reasonable price.
richard dell
richard dell
14:12 08 Jun 20
Third year we have used DRA PAT Testing and very happy with the service provided at a competitive price. Everything went smoothly including communication about having to postpone and rearrange due to C19 shutdown. Will keep with this trusted service.
Lisa Hodges
Lisa Hodges
13:28 26 May 20
Definately recommend , they were on time, and very professional. Worked through our office very quickly. The final invoice was a pleasant surprise too so great value for money.
Service Cavendish
Service Cavendish
08:37 18 Apr 20
Efficient Service, Quality advice and reports, courteous and professional approach. Would recommend and will use again. Richard was very knowledgeable and considerate to the working environment.
Matt Davison
Matt Davison
19:25 16 Apr 20
Highly recommend Richard and his company. Completed our PAT testing without any disruption. Will be using every year from now on.
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
18:17 06 Apr 20
Job done quickly and efficiently. Great customer service, highly recommended!
Mona Attarpour
Mona Attarpour
10:19 06 Apr 20
Thank you so much Richard! Richard arranged and kindly did PAT Testing for all the equipment in my clinic, he attended perfectly on time, made sure it's arranged around the time I can be free. He even had spare parts and just changed them for me straightaway. He is very genuine, professional and kind. Great value in compare with other companies and very trustworthy. I've already asked him to book me in for my next PAT Testing and I definitely recommend him.
Juliette Hall
Juliette Hall
09:26 02 Apr 20
Service with a smile! We have always received a professional service at good rates, the after care is great too.
Keith Spedding
Keith Spedding
14:08 01 Apr 20
Always had excellent service from Richard at DRA, He's looked after a rental property we have for years now, and always turns up on time and does a great job. Highly recommend him!
Joanne Hogarth
Joanne Hogarth
12:58 01 Apr 20
Recently had the whole school tested, great value for money, excellent service, can highly recommend
CES Office
CES Office
11:47 01 Apr 20
Very helpful and good value for money. Very professional company.
Katie Todd
Katie Todd
08:13 01 Apr 20
Great service, used this company for a few years running and we are never disappointed. Very friendly and professional, we happily recommend to others and will continue to use then in the future
David wake
David wake
20:30 31 Mar 20
I've used Richard for the last 4 years, always sends reminders and is very competitive price wise. Nothing is a hassle and I'd recommend him for any work in his field.
Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer
19:46 31 Mar 20
We used DRA last year for the first time for our PAT testing, they were very proffesional, polite and friendly, so much so we recommended them to the company next door, who have had their PAT testings also carried out by PAT. We are more than happy to continue to use their services annually, and would recommend to all. They also offer other services including full wiring tests.
Euan Preston
Euan Preston
19:29 31 Mar 20
DRA has looked after my company's PAT testing for a number of years. They always send a reminder when our test is due, work quickly and efficiently and to a very high standard. Friendly, affordable and reliable.
galaxy74656
galaxy74656
19:20 31 Mar 20
Been using DRA since we opened our business in 2018. Great service, always professional and reliable.
Michael Murden
Michael Murden
15:59 15 Feb 20
Charlotte
Charlotte
20:35 06 Feb 20
Great service, very quick and easy to book. Very understanding when I needed more things testing than originally expected. Friendly and chatty staff. Will definatley be using them again.
Debs Hug
Debs Hug
11:21 23 Dec 19
Richard and team completed our PAT testing last week in lightning speed; punctual, polite, great value and very efficient - I highly recommend DRA Electricals.
Hannah Gilroy
Hannah Gilroy
09:23 21 Nov 19
Very efficient service and good value. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you.
sabrina harris
sabrina harris
12:37 01 Oct 19
used DRA Pat testing again this year, they even came in early to avoid any office disruption. Trustworthy and reliable as always
Caroline Lamb
Caroline Lamb
08:11 12 Sep 19
We used DRA Pat testing for the first time recently, they were very competitively priced and very professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone in the future and have already arranged next years PAT test to be done by them. Thanks very much for making this a quick and painless process. Oakenclough Buildings Ltd.
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
16:33 05 Sep 19
I turned up unannounced, and without a word of complaint my PAT testing was done on the spot. Then certificate was emailed to me before I even arrived home. And the charge was memorably small! So please count me among your fans, DRA.
george fairweather
george fairweather
16:45 20 Aug 19
I have known Richard since he set up and developed our Seaham Harbour website some 8 years ago.He managed the website for a number of years before he trained me and another member of our U3A to manage it ourselves.I’m pleased to say he still has overall control and we can always contact him if we encounter any problems.We haven’t had many problems but when we do Richard is very helpful and approachable, taking on the problem if we can’t solve it out ourselves.info@seahamharbourU3A
Sarah Stephenson
Sarah Stephenson
10:11 02 Aug 19
DRA provided an efficient and professional service for our PAT testing. They managed to work around everyone in the office and didn't cause any inconvenience. We definately have no hesitation of using their services on an ongoing basis.
Richard Cozens
Richard Cozens
12:17 27 Jun 19
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.
Joyce Winder
Joyce Winder
09:29 12 Jun 19
Prompt, efficient and friendly service for the small job I needed doing. Thanks!
Cheryl Nyberg
Cheryl Nyberg
15:35 10 Jun 19
We've been using DRA for years now and the service is always good. The staff are courteous and helpful and the work is done at a reasonable price.
Clare Lewis
Clare Lewis
09:12 21 May 19
We always use DRA Electricals for our surgery. Very professional service. Highly recommend them.
MEXICATESSEN MX
MEXICATESSEN MX
21:05 07 May 19
Very fast and reliable service. Friendly team.
Mal Graeme
Mal Graeme
20:19 07 May 19
We came across DRA last year having been recommended to use them for our office PAT testing. We obtained a number of quotes and DRA were the most competitive. They duly completed the work. Found their service exemplary. We were duly contacted by Richard this year 4 weeks ahead of our renewal date to remind us that the PAT testing was due for renewal. We had no hesitation in asking his firm to complete the work. They have been out and we are compliant for another 12 months. They provide a great service and would highly recommend. They politely remind you when the testing is due for renewal so you are always protected.
Duncan Baxter
Duncan Baxter
19:14 24 Apr 19
Have used DRA PAT testing for a number of years now, he is throughly knowledgeable about the job, whether testing normal or highly specialised equipment, is punctual and efficient and won't place any unnecessary extras or time onto the job. He supplies an excellent service and will be using him again in the future.
Mitchell Coates
Mitchell Coates
07:03 17 Apr 19
NTE Limited
NTE Limited
14:49 09 Apr 19
Very prompt and efficient service. We will definitely use DRA PAT Testing in the future.
Accruent Kykloud
Accruent Kykloud
13:35 09 Apr 19
We always use DRA Electricals for our office. I would highly recommend these guys to any business. Very professional service and friendly! We had our PAT Testing done. Thanks guys.
Steve Matthews
Steve Matthews
10:49 18 Jun 18
Would Highly recommend Richard as he provides a Very prompt & professional service.
Margaret Bickle
Margaret Bickle
19:56 27 Apr 18
Thank you for your efforts at Wallsend SNU Spiritualist Church during the PAT Testing. Your were efficient, polite and very informative. You even replaced a plug top for us that was broken which saved us replacing it ourselves. Would happily recommend you to anyone looking for their own PAT Testing.
Objectiv
Objectiv
11:15 25 Apr 18
Consistently excellent service. Thanks Richard.
Jill Roe
Jill Roe
11:57 19 Apr 18
Our Fixed Wiring test was done promptly and competitively. Thank you.
Albert Leslie
Albert Leslie
13:21 18 Apr 18
Very professional.prompt ,reliable service .All work completed in the specified time .Richard is very polite and explains everything .Used DRA for a few years now and would highly recommend to anyone.Good PAT testing companies are very hard to come by.Excellent all round....
helen murray
helen murray
09:29 16 Apr 18
Richard was great at arranging PAT testing at our veterinary surgery. We were really busy and Richard managed to test all our devices without disruption. He was very patient working around our consults and was really helpful. Hope to see you next year
TORRO Genuine Leather Accessories
TORRO Genuine Leather Accessories
09:29 06 Apr 18
Professional and quick service provided by Richard at DRA PAT Testing. Would not hesitate to recommend! 5*.
extreme Larsen
extreme Larsen
20:05 12 Mar 18
Prompt, efficient service at a good price . Will definitely use again. Highly recommend.
Yvo FOWP
Yvo FOWP
10:22 24 Feb 18
I contacted Richard, having been let down by another PAT Testing service provider. Richard very quickly replied to my email and we agreed a suitable date and time to visit my property. Richard turned up as promised and was professional, polite and very prompt in providing the test details/certification after his visit. Richard is very personable and reliable and I shall be contacting him again for future testing.
Craig Wilkinson
Craig Wilkinson
18:45 22 Feb 18
Excellent as always! Richard does my PAT testing on a regular basis, and is prompt, efficient and friendly. Invoice and certification are provided quickly, and any problems are dealt with by Richard during the process. highly recommend!
Ruth Lee
Ruth Lee
23:38 25 Jan 18
Excellent service. I emailed Richard for a quote on Sunday, he responded quickly and his price was competitive. He came to my home first thing on Tuesday morning and PAT tested my items. Richard was quick to provide the invoice and certificates for my records. I would definatley recommend Richard.
Angela Simpson
Angela Simpson
09:20 23 Nov 17
i2media Ltd have used DRA PAT Testing in the past and as always the service is professional, unobtrusive and responsive to the needs of our company. Richard is friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to offer practical advice without being pushy.Would highly recommend and use again.
Shaun Murray
Shaun Murray
12:46 22 Nov 17
Great Service quick and effective.
Garry Haire
Garry Haire
11:13 16 Nov 17
Excellent service
Heaton Catering Equipment Ltd
Heaton Catering Equipment Ltd
10:20 01 Feb 17
Very competitive but more importantly brilliant service and advice. Would recommend this company for any PAT testing requirements
Simon Penaluna
Simon Penaluna
19:02 09 Jun 16
First class service as usual and we have no hesitation in recommending Richard.
catherine round
catherine round
12:23 14 May 16
We have used DRA PAT Testing for a couple of years now. Richard provides a professional service with competitive rates. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services
Duncan Baxter
Duncan Baxter
13:49 18 Nov 15
I used DRA PAT testing to test all of my professional audio equipment, I was attracted by the price and the excellent reviews I had heard from many others in my field. He was highly competitive on price, he arrived and showed an amazing amount of customer service compared to others I had used previously, he was more than happy to offer free advice and went above and beyond what i have had before with other companies, such as explaining correct fuse ratings, proper earthing etc. I have already booked him for next year and will certainly be recommending him to all my friends and associates.
steve metcalfe
steve metcalfe
08:39 09 Jan 15
First rate service from Richard and team. Quick efficient service at a time to suit the customer. I totally recommend this company. All best wishes for 2015.Steve Metcalfe, Steve`s Animal Ark.
Jem Campling
Jem Campling
16:03 29 Dec 14
Having contacted DRA Electrical in respect of our office PAT Testing requirements, we found them to be a very professional company, who were willing to fit-in with our short-notice requirements. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
CCN Ltd
CCN Ltd
12:56 17 Dec 14
We have used DRA PAT Testing for a couple of years now. Richard provides a professional service with competitive rates. We will be using them for our PAT testing requirements next year and would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Shannon Burns
Shannon Burns
12:04 16 Dec 14
Richard provided a fast and efficient service, servicing all of our office equipment in a matter of hours at no inconvenience to ourselves. Very friendly!!
Helen Thompson
Helen Thompson
13:50 15 Dec 14
I have been calling on the services of DRA PAT Testing for several years and have always received an excellent service from Richard. Reliable, trustworthy and will always go the extra mile to make the service as convenient as possible for the client. I would highly recommended the company for all of your PAT testing needs.
Graeme Tennick
Graeme Tennick
12:13 15 Dec 14
Fantastic, friendly and reliable service. Would thoroughly recommend and we will definitely be using again.
Julie Moorhouse
Julie Moorhouse
10:48 15 Dec 14
Richard provided a fast and efficient service, servicing all of our office equipment in a matter of hours at no inconvenience to ourselves. He'll even let you know when your PAT tests are due again so you dont even have to remember yourself!
Corinna Thorburn
Corinna Thorburn
07:36 15 Dec 14
I contacted Richard for PAT testing of 1 item only as we are a small business which was home based. Richard was more than happy to come to our home; he was punctual, courteous and very reasonably priced. I am happy to recommend Richard and will be using his services all the more now that we have expanded into our own business premises.C ThorburnCompany DirectorCordale Industrial Services
Mrs A
Mrs A
13:52 12 Dec 14
Thank you DRA PAT Testing for reliable, competitive and professional service. We've used DRA for our last 2 PAT tests. We will be using them again in 2015. We have used many companies during our 15 years of trading & DRA are the only company we have used again. Richard is easy to talk to and reassuring, he comes into our salon and gets on with the PAT test with no disruption to us or our clients.We would recommend DRA to all businesses who require PAT testing.Thank you again, Newcastle Treatment Rooms, Heaton.
Victoria O'wellen
Victoria O'wellen
13:38 12 Dec 14
We used DRA pat testing at work for the 2nd year running and found there service to be affective and efficient as ever.Without doubt we would recommend this company to other local business out there.The rates are very competitive and they organise a time and date around you and the needs of the business, with minimal disruption to your working day.Keep up the good work
Paul Trotter
Paul Trotter
12:30 12 Dec 14
Great service and price from DRA! Will definitely use you again next year.
Heliguy Customer Service
Heliguy Customer Service
12:27 12 Dec 14
Very professional service, quick response to our request and reasonable rates. Thank you Richard!
Sarah Grant
Sarah Grant
10:01 11 Sep 14
Fast, efficient, friendly and professional - would use again.
Samantha Wright
Samantha Wright
16:00 10 Sep 14
Realised I needed items PAT testing before my son went to Uni. Contacted DRA and he managed to fit us in quickly. great job, with very short notice. thanks
Peter Hunt
Peter Hunt
08:52 22 May 14
DRA do all of our PAT testing across two sites and they're always punctual, efficient and competitively priced. Never let us down over the years, would recommend to anyone!
Barbara Ellis
Barbara Ellis
16:00 12 May 14
I have never thought I would need to have electrical equipment tested as it is all very new but now realise when working with the public it is essential. Having spoken to a number of companies, I was impressed by DRA with their knowledge and experience. I was able to arrange a convenient appointment time and the service, was very cost effective. I now have my certificates which will help with insurance. I received my paperwork electronically on completion and we were advised by Richard on frequency of testing and will definitely be using DRA again in the future.
Nick Redpath
Nick Redpath
13:03 10 Sep 13
We have used Richard at DRA for our PAT testing for the last 3 years. He provides an excellent, flexible services at great rates. The documentation and records are in electronic format and easy to use..As a Health & Safety Group, we also recommend Richard to our Member Companies without hesitation.
Snappy Shack
Snappy Shack
11:19 09 Sep 13
We use DRA to PAT Test all our electrical equipment. Having spoken to a number of companies previously, DRA was by far the most helpful, with a convenient appointment time that was efficiently adhered to, cost effective service and swift provision of paperwork upon completion.We were professionally advised by Richard on frequency of testing and will definitely be using DRA again in the future.
Wendy Mantle
Wendy Mantle
09:46 02 Sep 13
We used DRA for our PAT testing; we found their service to be excellent - the price was spot on, the work rate very high and customer service very good. Plus; they were the only company I spoke to that discussed frequency with me, and offered options other than annual - this was a really good part of the service - we'll use DRA Electricals for all our PAT Testing in the future. Plus they were able to arrange our fixed wiring to be inspected too.
Anthony Stringer
Anthony Stringer
15:10 30 Aug 13
As a singer, performing in various venues across the North East & elsewhere, my equipment has to be PAT tested to fulfill the venues' requirements and of course to ensure it can be used safely. I have used PAT Test North East for the last 4 years and will continue to do so as the service is second-to-none and pricing very competitive. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Paul Coulson
Paul Coulson
14:35 28 Aug 13
We operate several mobile discos, and use PAT Test North East every year for our testing. The testers are always smart and come equipped with all the tools they need and fountains of knowledge.As a business we are always looking for cost efficiency, and PAT Test North East are very competitive with the pricing, and well worth using year on year.Thank you to Richard and team, We'll always have the kettle on for you.
Cindy Bettcher
Cindy Bettcher
13:34 28 Aug 13
Richard has carried out our PAT testing for the past 3 years & I would go no further. He is pleasant, reliable & professional at all times & even reminds when it needs to be done.
Samantha Elliott
Samantha Elliott
13:28 28 Aug 13
Having our PAT Testing completed by Richard was simple, easy and extremely cost effective. We've used his services two years running now and look forward to bringing him back next year.
Colin Bell
Colin Bell
12:28 28 Aug 13
My company (Scat (Europe) Ltd has received great service from PAT Test North East. We have used their services several times over the past few years and they are very professional and reliable and all testing is done for a very competitive cost.I have also found the company to be very flexible when tight working deadlines meant that we were unable to halt production when the testing was due. They were very happy to fit their testing around us which was very much appreciated.I would therefore highly recommend PAT test North East.
Charles. Bond
Charles. Bond
11:28 28 Aug 13
used the services of Richard on several occasions, very obliging and reasonable
Paul Comber
Paul Comber
11:26 28 Aug 13
I own a mobile disco with approximately 100 electrical items and DRA takes care of all my PAT needs. Venues and customers alike are increasingly requesting that disco equipment is PAT tested. It is therefore extremely important to ensure my gear is regularly tested to ensure my income and reputation is maintained, and equally it is important to ensure my equipment is safe to use! I have always received exceptional service and value for money from DRA. I find Richard Ayre to be extremely helpful, polite and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend DRA to anyone.
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How do we cost a PAT testing job?

To cost a PAT testing job we take into account the following factors:

  • The location of the job from our base, or the job that we would be doing before or after it including distance and travel time
  • The environment where the job will take place (e.g. clean, warm office or muddy, wet and windy building site)
  • The type of appliances to test (e.g. computers in an office, tools on a site, 400v adaptors in a factory)
  • The number of appliances to test (e.g. 100 items in an office takes a lot less time than 100 items in a factory)
  • The amount of repairs expected (based on our experiences)
  • How many people we’d need on the job / how much time it will take to complete
  • The number of reports / amount of admin time that would be required to produce the reports.

How do you know how many ‘items’ need testing?

Not all appliances require a test, but all require an inspection. For the sake of argument we call either a ‘test’. An appliance is usually made up of 1, 2 or 3 parts, and each part, providing it is not battery operated will require some form of Testing. Each part is recorded and labelled, and you pay for that – this is because you (or society) has elected to pay for PAT testing on a per item basis. We actually prefer to quote based on time or the job completion, and that actually usually works out cheaper for you with less surprises. But back to the price per item…

To quote we need to know how many items need testing, you can do this, or you can ask us to visit to do it for you.

Let’s assume you work in an office, have a look around and count the number of desks:

  • Does each desk have a computer or laptop? Don’t need to know which one, just whether it does. That is 2 items
  • Does each desk have one monitor screen or two? That is 2 or 4 items
  • Does each desk have its own socket or extension lead? If it is the latter that’s another item.

Then there are the extras like printers, heaters, fans, lamps, chargers, etc. Not forgetting the kitchen equipment, meeting rooms etc.

We don’t need to know exact numbers, just a rough estimate. As a guide we say, count the desks and multiply by 6 if you mainly have one screen, or 8 if mainly two. This will give an approximate number of items for the office; but expect to have more added on to the final invoice as the total tests will likely be higher.

Here’s an example: an office has 20 desks, each with 2 monitors. Each desk has an extension lead. There is also 2 printers, a photo copier, a few fans, and heaters, everyone has a plug in phone charger, each desk also has a double socket mounted on it. Then there is a small kitchen and a meeting room with a TV. That’s approximately 200 items to test. That’s almost a days’ work.

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The following is more information which you are probably not interested in, but we need to include. 

What is an acceptable PAT testing cost?

If you contact 10 different PAT testing companies you will probably get 10 different answers. PAT testing Prices will range from 50p to £2.00 on average, so you need to consider what you’re going to get for your money.

Some people are too quick to pre-judge and will say the cheaper company is going to rip you off, whilst the more expensive will do a better job but we don’t always find this to be true.

Yes, the cheaper PAT Testing companies do have a reputation for corner cutting but it’s actually not usually the company that is making the mistakes, but the person carrying out the tests. This is no excuse, but it is because the engineer is being paid a much lower amount, around 25p an item, so has to get as many appliances as possible recorded in as short a time as possible to make his money. This leads to him skipping failures, not doing repairs, and duplicating (or making up) the results.

It is essential that equipment is tested properly – rushing PAT testers have been found to:

  • Make up the results
  • Not check fuses
  • Overlook dangerous faults on visual inspections so they don’t need to do repairs
  • Issue labels for equipment not tested
  • Use the wrong or no equipment to test the appliance

But how do you know that we are going to do the job you need us to do?

  • Because we have over 100 5-Star reviews on Google from satisfied customers
  • Because we have over 100 5-Star reviews on Free Index from satisfied customers
  • Because our engineers are paid a good salary, not piece time rates, and encouraged to take the time to do a proper job, carry out all repairs and to build rapport with their clients.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your electrical equipment is safe; by contracting PAT testing to us you are passing on some of that responsibility, and whilst legally we can’t be held responsible we couldn’t sleep at night if we had knowingly misled you.

If electrical shock or injury occurs as a result of faulty equipment, businesses can get sued or prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) so it is important to select a PAT testing company such as ourselves, who has a reputation to uphold, who cares about you and your staff and gives you peace of mind that the job will be done well, every time, no matter what you pay.

When you are considering what is an acceptable PAT testing cost to pay consider the engineer, the company, and the earnings.

An experienced, competent PAT tester can properly test on average 30 items in an hour. With breaks that’s around 200 items a day. Any more than that and we’re really pushing our luck. Of course, in some scenarios such as an office, it is possible to do more, and in others less but 200 items in a day is a good average. So we price based on that earning. The company has to make some money and the engineer is well paid. So is £200.00 an acceptable price to pay? Only you can answer that.

Try also to remember that when we’re getting paid per item we’re only getting paid when we’re testing; we often have to walk around your building looking for appliances, we often have to wait for someone to vacate their work area of shut down a computer before we can resume our work, etc.

If we charged 50p per item, would we only earn £100.00 in the day for the company? Those companies pay their engineers about 20p an item. So that engineer is going to be happy with £40.00 for the day? No chance. So he does lot a more; he’ll aim for about 500 items a day, which is probably what he is being targeted for. That’s around 75 items an hour – that’s impossible.

We also pay our engineers travel time, and fuel expenses as they use their own vehicles.

Whatever we charge you you don’t need to worry about any of that, and you benefit from us not charging you for repairs, or to replace plugs and fuses.

So, we charge a fair price, competitive and good value for money which gives you peace of mind that the job is being done correctly.

PAT testing should never be just about the price. PAT testing plays a key role in health and safety; electrical safety in workplaces and protecting others from dangerous equipment should be at the forefront of any business owner or managers mind – it certainly is ours.

The following are included in the price:

  • All equipment running off standard plugs and AC/DC adaptors

  • Earth continuity checks on standard portable appliances that have been hard-wired

  • Remedial repairs to the plug, fuse, cable and appliance

  • Replacement 13amp plugs and 3, 5, 10, 13 amp fuses

  • A fully itemised PAT Testing Certificate and Report

The following may cost extra to do:

  • Industrial and commercial kitchen appliances with 415v adaptors

  • Industrial and commercial kitchen appliances with 3-phase adaptors

  • Replacement flexible cables

  • Socket Tests

  • Microwave tests for power and temperature rise

Other PAT Testing costs

PAT testing cost – Fitted appliances

Some electrical appliances are not plugged in, but hard wired. Those need testing too, however, not necessarily by a PAT tester – the appliances that were originally made with a plug on, like a tea urn, or an electric radiator will need testing by us; we do an earth continuity check inline with the PAT, and recommend a full fixed test inline with the EICR, usually every 5 years.

Other electrical appliances such as showers should be checked by your electrician when he/she does the fixed wiring inspection (EICR).

PAT testing price – Industrial appliances

The PAT testing cost for these appliances is dependent on the full job; if it’s just these appliances to be tested the prices below apply, but if they are to be tested alongside other equipment you’ll be given a price including them (unless you don’t tell us about them).

  • 110v adaptors up to 32amps – inline with quoted price
  • 230v adaptors up to 32amps – inline with quoted price
  • 110v or 230v 32amps – £1.25 each
  • 415v adaptors up to 32amps – £1.75 each

Please note – we do not test fixed industrial equipment

PAT testing cost – Microwave Ovens

Microwave ovens are PAT tested like all other appliances, but they may require additional checks including:

  • The door lock works
  • The door seal is in good condition
  • There are no excessive emissions leaking

This is not something we do automatically, only on request, so if you don’t request it you won’t pay for it.

In commercial environments where the oven is used to cook food to be sold, the oven also need checking for power and temperature rise to make sure it is functioning correctly. This PAT testing cost is £7.50 per oven, but is only done on advanced request.

PAT testing price – Landlords per property

With rental property a landlord has to PAT test the electrical appliances they provide to make sure they’re safe for the tenant to use. A landlord should know which appliances they provide, but in most cases it’s just the usual stationery kitchen equipment like fridges, washing machines and cookers.

For more information and to see the PAT testing cost for a rental property check out our Landlords PAT testing page.

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Thank you so much Richard! Richard arranged and kindly did PAT Testing for all the equipment in my clinic, he attended perfectly on time, made sure it’s arranged around the time I can be free. He even had spare parts and just changed them for me straightaway. He is very genuine, professional and kind. Great value in compare with other companies and very trustworthy. I’ve already asked him to book me in for my next tests and I definitely recommend him.

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✅ Free remedial repairs and replacement parts
✅ Experienced PAT testing engineers
✅ Ensures compliance with Health & Safety
✅ Ensures your insurance policy is valid
✅ Prompt reminders for retests

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