PAT testing for Schools and Colleges

Our Schools PAT testing service covers all educational facilities including nurseries, primary schools, secondary, independent, sixth form, colleges, universities etc.

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School PAT testing

PAT testing in a school needs doing regularly to ensure safe electrical equipment is maintained to protect the children using it; equipment in classrooms and other areas used by the students should be checked on an annual basis, but office equipment could be tested less often.

Some schools choose to do their own PAT testing in-house which seems like a cost saving solution but actually the loss of important staff members for long periods often outweighs the cost of a contractor.

For example, an experienced team will PAT test a secondary school with around 2-3000 items inside a week – this may take all of the 6 weeks holidays for the caretaker (most likely even longer); whilst we can do a primary school in a day, but that’ll take the caretaker a week or two. Can you do without his work for this amount of time? Not likely. That’s why you’re better of using us to do your schools’ PAT Testing.

Our PAT Testing Certificate Reports have been satisfying Ofsted inspectors for years so you don’t have to worry about that, and our engineers all hold enhanced DBS certificates.

PAT testing in Schools

We provide a portable appliance testing service for schools in the North East of England; in most cases for as little as 75p per item.

If you book us to carry out PAT testing in school during the school holidays we will do it for just 75p per item; we do it at this amazingly low price for 2 main reasons:

  1. the school is empty of pupils and staff making our job a lot easier; we can see everything that needs dong and are unlikely to miss anything
  2. we believe in sensible pricing – in a school we can still make a good honest income from the job despite charging this lower than average rate

We will also ensure that we set you up on retest periods based on the risk assessment of the premises; in most schools this means that all equipment used by children will need testing on an annual basis, but you can save money by getting office equipment tested less often. We put this in place automatically, and only change it back to annual if you instruct us to. You are of course the client so we do what you require.

Reviews from schools..

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”

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!”

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”.

Did you know..

  • Not all school electrical equipment needs PAT testing annually
  • All our team have completed enhanced DBS checks which we will happily provide on request
  • We have Health and Safety Policies, Risk Assessments and Method Statements
  • Our PAT Testing Certificate Reports have stood up to the tests of Ofsted inspectors on many occasions

So you can be assured that we can provide you with everything you need.

PAT testing primary schools

If necessary we can PAT Test primary schools during the school day, providing we can get an early start to get classrooms done before the pupils come in to school; PAT testing school classrooms whilst teachers are trying to teach is too much disruption and also makes our job difficult too so we would rather not do it this way – outside school hours is the best time to do a school classroom.

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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.

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  • 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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