Supported Living PAT Testing

We provide Portable Appliance Testing for Supported Living Services across the North East of England

What needs PAT testing in a Supported Living property?

A portable appliance is an electrical appliance fitted with a plug; so everything you plug in to a socket, in your property, 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 supported living properties this tends to be every year, as the nature of the appliances use being mainly domestic the risk of damage occurring is quite high.

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.

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How can we help you?

Having specialised in portable appliance testing since 2009 we have plenty of experience PAT testing hair salons, so we know we can help you make sure your properties’ 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 kettles, computers, TV’s 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. 

  • 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. 

To organise your PAT testing please use our PAT Testing quote form or email us,

Call 0191 666 1009 or 07897240878 (send a text if you prefer)

Get a PAT Testing Quote now

About us

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.

These are our latest customer reviews

Anthony Gibson
Anthony Gibson
18:58 14 Oct 21
Great service from a excellent company, highly recommend them for all PAT testing. Jordan was very professional and friendly. It all went smoothly.Brilliant customer service.
Angela Pino
Angela Pino
12:44 11 Oct 21
Just to say how impressed I was with the pat testing. Jordan was not only efficient but a personable and respectful young man too. Thank you for arranging this for us.
Denise Greatrex
Denise Greatrex
08:13 09 Oct 21
Great communication, first class service. Very prompt. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. Will definitely use them again for our PAT testing next year.
Emma Pearson
Emma Pearson
10:52 05 Oct 21
We have used this company twice in the last month for PAT testing and they have been excellent both time. Prompt, efficient and excellent value for money. We will definitely use them for all future work.
Katy Vanden
Katy Vanden
14:56 04 Oct 21
Great job, quick response. Would recommend to others.
Anna Sherratt
Anna Sherratt
11:25 04 Oct 21
Good communication, reasonably priced. Friendly and helpful tester. Will definitely use again next year!
Michael Dunlop
Michael Dunlop
05:49 28 Sep 21
This is on behalf of elevate services - Amazing, very professional, Jordan - cant recall his surname was very polite and got on with the job and is a credit to the company - I'm sure we will be using these PAT testing services again in our office as we have been 2+ years running now. Couldn't fault a thing - recommend.
Tony Hipkin
Tony Hipkin
07:51 27 Sep 21
Great service provided from DRA for carrying out PAT Testing. Very helpful friendly company to deal with at a very good price
Journey Enterprises
Journey Enterprises
09:28 23 Sep 21
DRA PAT testing service was quick to book our charity in for PAT testing. Worker arrived on time and was very helpful getting all our items tested. Will be using in the future across our services.
Bob Telford
Bob Telford
15:17 22 Sep 21
Some 50 appliances and extensions PAT tested. Service scheduled promptly, Engineer spot on time, Engineer very friendly and very efficient . all round, an excellent service I am happy to recommend
Lucy Gregson
Lucy Gregson
12:03 20 Sep 21
The DRA team were an absolute delight! Professional, swift and very helpful! Thank you all
joe stewart
joe stewart
07:58 20 Sep 21
Excellent PAT service. Efficient, on-time and followed up promptly with reports. Recommended.
Inga Davison
Inga Davison
09:13 16 Sep 21
Professional, reliable and efficient PAT Testing service. Highly recommend.
Beverley Mitchelson
Beverley Mitchelson
11:24 13 Sep 21
We have used DRA for our PAT testing for many years and wouldn't go anywhere else. As a very busy NHS Dental practice, now with the added measures in place due to Covid restrictions, they worked around us with efficiency and professionalism.
Lisa Marshall
Lisa Marshall
09:57 07 Sep 21
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Leighton Pearson
Leighton Pearson
08:54 07 Sep 21
Asked Richard if he would be able to PAT a variety of equipment for work (110v &240v), came in when he said, was happy to answer questions, and carried out repairs as needed. Very PROFESSIONAL. Good rates.
Richard Dos Santos
Richard Dos Santos
10:40 24 Aug 21
These guys came out to PAT test some of our electrical catering hire equipment. On time, reasonably priced with excellent customer service. Highly recommended and no doubt I will be in touch with them again.
alan holmes
alan holmes
08:50 19 Aug 21
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
14:03 10 Aug 21
We always use these guys for our P.A.T testing, five star job. Friendly efficient and reliable.
Dapo Nuga
Dapo Nuga
16:27 02 Jul 21
darren haggerty
darren haggerty
13:51 02 Jul 21
Good friendly honest service, highly recommended.
Guy Kirk
Guy Kirk
07:21 25 Jun 21
Very speedy response, professional service and a fair price.
Sarah Kilby
Sarah Kilby
08:40 17 Jun 21
Richard was incredibly helpful and professional. Timely response to email requests and went above and beyond to fit in the PAT testing at our two sites.We would not hesitate to use him and DRA again.
Lizzy Chorley
Lizzy Chorley
15:06 16 Jun 21
DRA carried out PAT tests for all of our office appliances and equipment. Richard was very organised and efficient, and we received the certificates/report the same day.
Violeta Tsenova
Violeta Tsenova
19:42 31 May 21
Richard was fantastic with my last minute call to test equipment for an installation. The service was professional, the team is understanding, prompt and also a good laugh which is a bonus! Couldn't recommend enough.
Donna Riseborough
Donna Riseborough
06:06 31 May 21
Great company to work with. Will use again.
Clare Phillips
Clare Phillips
09:30 27 May 21
We always use DRA Electricals for our surgery. Another PAT testing complete. Very professional service. Highly recommend them.
Be More Geek
Be More Geek
15:00 26 May 21
Excellent service, hired for a full PAT test of the premises. Will absolutely Hire Richard again.
Jessica Hynes
Jessica Hynes
15:00 21 May 21
Very quick and professional, a great service and very helpful.
Simon Penaluna
Simon Penaluna
07:05 21 May 21
Sara Ball
Sara Ball
16:16 20 May 21
Richard carried out the pat testing for my Beauty Salon at very short notice which was greatly appreciated. He was very communicative, professional and efficient... I would highly recommend!
Mark Hall
Mark Hall
06:04 19 May 21
PAT Testing across 3 sites competed over2 days, minimum disruption, on time, good value. Fitted in with our schedule as a busy pub reopening during Covid recovery, took the pressure off.
Mark Walker
Mark Walker
19:19 13 May 21
I cannot speak highly enough of the wonderful, professional service of DRA PAT Testing who recently checked over all of Seaham Sea Cadets equipment. We were over the moon with the conscientiousness and quality of service. Kyle and his colleague attending were superb, and extremely helpful, courteous and professional throughout - a glowing testament to a business to be both proud of and confident in. Thank you again, on behalf of all the Cadets, in helping us so much towards reopening and parading again; it is very much appreciated by all of us at the Unit. We look forward to booking DRA again next year and are very happy to recommend you to anyone.
Zoe Robertson
Zoe Robertson
19:22 10 May 21
Very professional service. Richard arrived on time and carried out the PAT tests very efficiently. Certificates received on the same day. I also liked how the pricing was clear on the website before I booked. Thank you!
keith armstrong
keith armstrong
21:17 06 May 21
Excellent service from the DRA team with special thanks to Rob. PAT testing completed at The People’s Kitchen with great efficiency. Will definitely use them again
Rebecca Noble
Rebecca Noble
21:00 04 May 21
PAT test- I was so impressed with the service. Rob went the extra mile to fit me in and also was conscientious enough to spot another device that needed testing which I hadn’t seen.
Sarah Marshall
Sarah Marshall
09:02 29 Apr 21
I have used DRA for several years now and will continue to do, so as I have always received fantastic service. They are prompt, friendly, efficient, great value and totally professional, and go out of their way to get things done in any circumstances. Thank you so much all at DRA. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Lynda Cooper
Lynda Cooper
18:13 15 Apr 21
DRA carried out our PAT Testing at MWE Architects LLP, they were very quick to respond to our enquiry and reasonably priced. They arrived on time, were very professional whilst in the office, especially as it was during the COVID crisis. We received our certificate promptly and good communication. Would definitely recommend.
Laura Gellatly
Laura Gellatly
08:11 15 Apr 21
Great service, very speedy and helpful.
Nick Hogarth
Nick Hogarth
23:02 07 Apr 21
Rachel Redpath
Rachel Redpath
19:57 28 Mar 21
louise millican
louise millican
08:26 22 Mar 21
Stuart Hall
Stuart Hall
06:04 20 Mar 21
Just had our PAT testing done. Great service as always - arrived when expected, reliable and honest advice, minimum of disruption and prompt supply of certificates. First class service
Lairds House
Lairds House
13:13 17 Mar 21
Fantastic service from DRA every time - efficient, professional, friendly and great value for money - we go back to DRA every time and they have provided great service without fail. Highly recommend.
Andrea
Andrea
21:26 16 Mar 21
Professional and friendly, sound advice, punctual, tidy, and great value. Highly recommended.
Roisin McBride
Roisin McBride
12:17 09 Mar 21
Very efficient service! Will be using again
Emma Fitzsimmons
Emma Fitzsimmons
11:49 03 Mar 21
So so pleased with the service from DRA PAT testing. Richard went above and beyond. We will definitely be using them again and will not hesitate to recommend them.
Tricia Rook
Tricia Rook
20:21 25 Feb 21
Excellent service. PAT testing completed as required. Very friendly and great communication.
Lizzy Gray
Lizzy Gray
13:25 23 Feb 21
The North Shields Heritology Project
The North Shields Heritology Project
10:56 22 Feb 21
I've used DRA for years now to carry out PAT testing at a rental property I own, always carry out the work quickly and efficiently, no hesitation in recommending their service!
Daniel Copson
Daniel Copson
09:36 17 Feb 21
Karl De Free
Karl De Free
16:32 09 Feb 21
We’ve used these twice now at work no issues what’s so ever quick response and friendly reliable service they will be go to pat test going forward highly recommend
Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson
16:56 07 Feb 21
been using them for PAT testing for at least 5 years, plus just completed fixed wire test
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
Empire Professional Education
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.
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 H
Debs H
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.
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We provide PAT Testing across the North East of England, and also cover the United Kingdom for our clients – we are able to operate in all business environments, so if you need your equipment testing please get in touch with us to see how we can be of assistance to you.