Reliable, efficient, Fixed Wire Testing in
Newcastle and the North East of England
Electrical Testing and Safety Certificates for your Business
We are a PAT testing company that also offers fixed wiring inspections and other electrical testing services for our clients. If you have any electrical testing needs please get in touch to see how we can help you.
Fixed Wiring Inspections for commercial properties in the North East
Do you need Fixed wire testing or other electrical safety certificates for your premises?
- NICEIC certification ensures compliance with HSE, insurance and Local Authority requirements
- All circuits will be tested with detailed inspection of accessories etc.
- Updated distribution board schedules will be produced, making future inspections safer and easier.
- All documentation including risk assessments/method statements available
- No additional charges for any ‘out of hours’ work needed
- Ability to omit essential items that can’t be turned off
- The NICEIC Electrical Installation Condition Report covers the installation for up to 5 years
- Extra discounts if you use our PAT Testing service too
Do you need Fixed Wire Testing in Newcastle Upon Tyne?
Electrical Testing of the mains wiring and electrical appliances
Get a full Electrical Installation Certificate Report with minimal disruption to your business
If you need an electrical safety certificate for your premises we have fully qualified, NICEIC registered electricians who cover Newcastle Upon Tyne, the North East and the rest of the UK who can help.
Our electricians will inspect and test your ‘fuse boards’ and provide you with the electrical safety certificate you need to comply with the regulations.
An up to date inspection will help you to correct any issues that have arisen since the system was installed, bringing safety measures up to date.
We carry out safety inspections in commercial workplaces, schools and rental properties.
Our chief electrical inspector, Pete, does a very detailed electrical safety check to find all faults, and offers options for rectifying them, giving you peace of mind that your wiring is safe.
A thorough inspection will take at least 2 hours so be wary of anyone completing it in less than an hour – some of these cheaper offers do just that!
Our inspection covers all aspects of the wiring installation including:
- Condition of the wiring installed
- Condition of the installation of each circuit
- Check circuits are wired correctly
- Check earthing, bonding and termination of gas and water supplies
- Check for signs of overheating
- Check for overloading and incorrect use of accessories
- Check the protection is correct
- Check the use of RCDs
- etc. etc. to make sure you’re complying with the Electrical Wiring Regulations.
What our clients say
These guys were recommended to us and they came in recently to do the testing. The service was first class and report very professionally presented in an easy to understand format. It is rare I give 5 stars in a review however in this case it is thoroughly deserved and would recommend DRA PAT Testing Limited to any organisation
Dacon Fabrication, Gateshead
Excellent, friendly and efficient service. We have a lot of staff that work flexibly and Richard was happy to pop back at a later date to test their equipment which we hadn’t initially mentioned. Would recommend DRA to any organisation that needs appliance testing carried out.
Jackson Hogg Recruitment, Newcastle
EICR Newcastle and the North East
The best EICR price would be cost effective and affordable, it would be carried out by a bonafide contractor, an experienced electrical inspector we doesn’t make up remedial work to get extra money later. In fact our inspector will recommend ways to improve safety of your installation but to ensure integrity doesn’t quote to work that can’t be carried out the same day, unless you request it.
We also offer fixed prices so you don’t get the shock when the bill comes in like you do with per item rates.
We charge just £250.00 for up to 20 circuits then just £12.50 per circuit thereafter, in commercial environments – this is very competitive and affordable.
Our professional, reliable Electrical testing service is carried out by an experienced electrical engineer who has been checked by the NICEIC and DBS. He uses the ultimate test meter, the Megger to ensure the service you get and the report you receive is the best possible. All our records are securely stored and can be re-issued to you for free if you lose your copy.
Our service is carried out efficiently, quickly and using tried and tested methods that guarantee minimal disruption to your business. To make the process even slicker in the future we can manage your Emergency Lighting, and PAT testing too, to create an efficient, safer working environment.
What our clients say
We are very impressed with your service, everything very professional and as you promised. As a small business we find it hard to find reliable companies to deal with, it makes a refreshing change to come across a company with similar ideals to us – a fair job at a fair price with pleasant employees and proper paperwork!
The Premier Plating Company, Newcastle
Fixed Wiring Inspections for Landlords
Landlords Electrical Installation Certifies are required by law in the UK; new regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every 5 years. Landlords have to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants, and to their local authority if requested.
This means that all landlords now have to do what good landlords already do: make sure the electrical installations in their rented properties are safe.
These Regulations came into force on 1 June 2020 and form part of the governments wider work to improve safety in all residential premises and particularly in the private rented sector.
Landlords of privately rented accommodation must:
- Ensure national standards for electrical safety are met. These are set out in the 18th edition of the ‘Wiring Regulations’, which are published as British Standard 7671.
- Ensure the electrical installations in their properties are inspected and tested by a qualified and competent person at least every 5 years.
- Obtain an Electrical Installation Certificate report from the person conducting the inspection which gives the results
- Supply a copy of this report to the existing tenant within 28 days of the inspection and test.
- Supply a copy of this report to a new tenant before they occupy the premises.
- Supply a copy of this report to any prospective tenant within 28 days of receiving a request for the report.
- Supply the local authority with a copy of this report within 7 days of receiving a request for a copy.
- Retain a copy of the report to give to the inspector and tester who will undertake the next inspection and test.
- Where the report shows that remedial or further investigative work is necessary, complete this work within 28 days or any shorter period if specified as necessary in the report.
- Supply written confirmation of the completion of the remedial works from the electrician to the tenant and the local authority within 28 days of completion of the works.
Whilst the regulations do not cover electrical appliances, The Government recommends landlords carry out regular portable appliance testing (PAT) on any electrical appliance that they provide and then supply tenants with a record of any electrical inspections carried out as good practice.
Landlords should also consider registering their electrical appliances with a product registration scheme.
What does an EICR cost a landlord?
Prices start at just £150 + Vat per property, based on up to 4 bedrooms. If the property is an HMO with a lot more rooms the price may increase.
Always had excellent service from Richard, he’s looked after our rental properties for years now, and always turns up on time and does a great job. Highly recommend him!
Landlord of multiple properties, Newcastle
We manage over 100 rental properties in Newcastle upon Tyne; DRA Electricals have managed the appliances in them for years now and always do a great job. We trust them with keys and feedback from tenants is always really good.
Lettings Agency, Newcastle
What will the report show?
The electrical installation should be safe for continued use.
Inspectors will use the following classification codes to indicate where a property owner must undertake remedial work.
Code 1 (C1): Danger present. Risk of injury. The electrical inspector may make any C1 hazards safe before leaving the property.
Code 2 (C2): Potentially dangerous.
Further Investigation (FI): Further investigation required without delay.
Code 3 (C3): Improvement recommended. Further remedial work is not required for the report to be deemed satisfactory.
If codes C1 or C2 are identified in on the report, then remedial work will be required. The report will state the installation is unsatisfactory for continued use.
If an inspector identifies that further investigative work is required (FI), the owner must also ensure this is carried out.
The C3 classification code does not indicate remedial work is required, but only that improvement is recommended.
To comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 all employers and landlords are required to maintain electrical systems to prevent danger where it may exist, as their duty of care. Electrical testing can cover a multitude of options including testing the mains wiring, and the appliances.
The only way to ensuring your duties are performed and adequate records are kept is by carrying out a Periodic Electrical Test and Inspection in accordance with BS7671 (The IEE Wiring Regulations)
If you follow this practice you can be sure your obligations have been met under the Health and Safety at Work Act so far as electrical safety is concerned, and more importantly that your staff, other users, buildings and possessions are safe.
Having regular tests professionally undertaken means that your insurance company should pay out in the event of a claim arising from an electrical fault or fire.
In addition to getting the fixed wiring tested you should also get portable appliances PAT tested too, as an additional safety measure.
What we do:
Our NICEIC approved electrical inspector is an experienced professional in providing safe and efficient fixed wire testing that meets all statutory requirements.
As electrical safety providers, we offer our services throughout the north east, meaning one account and one point of contact regardless of the number of sites or jobs conducted.
We can carry out a free initial survey of your electrical installation to enable us to compile a bespoke, cost-effective testing package and quotation to ensure full compliance with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and all current health and safety requirements.
Alternatively we can provide you with a price based on the information you provide us with in the contact form below.
Following the inspection, an NICEIC computer-generated Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is produced, detailing (if found) any items of non-compliance requiring attention.
We can (if requested) produce a quotation for defect rectification, or a third party or in-house maintenance operative can attend to this work.
All fixed wiring installation testing is carried out by an NICEIC registered contractor.
Contact us about your fixed wire testing
In order to provide you with a quote for fixed wiring inspection we need to know the size of your property and how many circuits are involved; to do that we either need to see the site ourselves or you need to provide us with the information so, we will need from you:
- The number of circuits and ideally a photograph of each fuse board in the property
- A photograph of the main electricity supply into the property (the meter)
- The full address of the property
If you can’t provide the above we will need to arrange to visit the property.
Please email the information and photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org
We cover all areas of the North East of England including Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Co. Durham and North Yorkshire