Electrical Inspections and Testing for the North East of England

We provide electrical inspections and safety testing, to help keep your business safe and compliant.

DRA PAT Testing offer high standards at a sensible price, honest guidance and compliant inspection Reports. Our electrician is registered with the NICEIC.

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Electrical Testing and Inspections

In the UK all workplaces have to meet the requirements of the Health and Safety At Work Act, which covers all kinds of things in our businesses. Where we can help you, is through your electrical safety and fire prevention. 

We specialise in Portable Appliance Testing, and that is our main business. However, we also strive to help our clients in other areas, as we can also offer Fixed Appliance Testing, Microwave Emissions Testing and Fixed Wiring Inspections (EICR).

Maintain safe electrical systems helps you to protect users from electric shock and your premises from Fire. We also able to recommend Fire prevention companies for the likes of Fire Extinguishers, alarms and so on.  

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

It is recommended that electrical systems should be periodically inspected and have an Electrical Installation Certificate Report (EICR) to demonstrate a compliant maintenance regime. 

An Electrical Installation Condition Report, also known as a Periodic Inspection Report, is a detailed electrical inspection of the main wiring in a building, comprising of an in-depth examinations of the electrical system and the production of a report to highlight any necessary remedial work. This is the main part of electrical testing; if the wiring isn’t right then that is a major issue that needs addressing. 

eicr being carried out by an electrician using a megger MFT
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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

An annual PAT test will demonstrate that your portable appliances are being maintained to appropriate safety standards. Our technicians are experienced at working with most electrical equipment, and specialise in PAT testing IT equipment, especially important when you consider that 90% of faults are found during the technicians visual inspection. 

These days PAT testing covers all electrical equipment that plugs in, including industrial use appliances using specialist adaptors. Our inspections check your electrical appliances to make sure they are safe for continued use. PAT testing is an essential part of every company’s Health and Safety policy. We carry out PAT testing in your home or workplace, and we cover all of the North East. 

Fixed Appliance Testing (FAT)

Appliances that are hard wired to the mains also need a degree of inspection, although not as frequently as appliances with plugs. When we test the plugs we’ll also inspect these appliances, and may do an earth continuity test too. Guidance recommends a full test be carried out every 5 years from installation by an appropriate service engineer

fused spur connection unit which connects a portable appliance to the fixed wiring of the building
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Microwave Oven Testing

Microwave ovens should also be tested for emissions leakage, which we can do for you. We can also test for power and temperature rise, using a thermometer and water system to gauge temperature rise to check the power too. If too many emissions are leaking from a microwave during use this  can lead to health issues for users. 

What our clients say about us…

Based on 344 reviews
Just had Kyle doing all our pat testingCan’t fault, fast and efficient
Excellent service would highly recommend and use again. thank you
Just had my annual pat testing inspection completed by DRA and as always I have received a reliable, efficient and friendly service visit. A great and reliable company that I can strongly recommend for your PAT testing needs.
Based on 344 reviews
Just had Kyle doing all our pat testingCan’t fault, fast and efficient

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Durham Constabulary
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