Retail PAT Testing

Our specialist PAT testing engineers provide comprehensive inspection and testing of your electrical appliances

PAT testing for shops, salons, retail outlets and showrooms

Retail PAT Testing

Our PAT testing engineers are experienced and professional, providing a comprehensive inspection and testing service for all your electrical appliances. All our work complies with the latest HSE requirements and industry standards. A regular PAT testing programme helps you to ensure your electrical system is safe for continued use.

We provide an efficient and professional PAT testing service with minimal disruption to your business, with free remedial repairs and promptly issued PAT test Certificates, to help you comply with the latest electrical safety regulations.

Retail PAT Testing should be repeated regularly based on a risk assessment of the equipment in use; an initial inspection by us can count as a good starting point for the assessment, from there between us we should be able to set up an effective retest period to keep residents safe.

Our Retail PAT Testing Service

In almost every workplace today we have kettles, fridges, computers, printers, phone chargers and so on; some businesses also have tools, vacuum cleaners, and more high risk equipment.

Most appliances will operate on 230v but we can also do tests on 110v and 415v appliances, as well as fixed equipment, and have the capability to do your fixed wiring inspections (EICR) too.

As an experienced PAT testing company we can operate in all environments, so even if your business is not exclusively office we can still help you.

  • Free and automatic remedial repairs
  • Free replacement plugs & fuses
  • Free cable management to ensure efficiency, safety and tidiness
  • Minimal disruption guaranteed

Retail PAT testing can help you reduce insurance premiums, as it equates to a risk assessment of your electrical equipment, helping to determine the safety levels in your business, and the need for more or less frequent inspections.

Regular PAT tests are considered to be the most effective way to comply with your obligations for workplace health and safety, and electrical regulations – failure to ensure electrical equipment is safe can be considered to be a failure to comply with the law.

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Why do we need to PAT Test?

PAT testing is the best way to make sure that your workplace complies with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. The ‘regs’ cover the electrical safety element of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The regs require employers make sure that electrical appliances use is safe, and that future risks are assessed and minimised as much as possible. This basically means that you need to assess the risks and take action to prevent accidents occurring; regular PAT tests help to complete a risk assessment and to reduce the chances of accidents occurring through fault finding.

The regulations are not purely to prevent electric shocks, but also mean employers must take into account the suitability, design, construction and installation of electrical systems used for specific tasks in the workplace.

PAT Testing Quality Standard

DRA PAT Testing Limited are founder members of the UK’s Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association. All our work complies with the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Code of Practice for Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

To Book a PAT Test

Use our online booking form, or to discuss your requirements, or to arrange a PAT test use the form above, or call us on 0191 666 1009, or if you prefer email info@draelectricals.co.uk

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What our clients say

5.0
Based on 134 reviews
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!
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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