See what our clients think of our PAT testing
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.
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!
These guys were recommended to us and they came in recently to do the PAT 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
Have used DRA PAT Testing for a number of years now. Hassle free, brilliant service. Provides reminders as to when your testing is due which is helpful. Has also informed me in the past that some items aren’t annually tested – saving me money rather than just going ahead and doing it. Excellent friendly service
Have used Richard and DRA for a number of years now, every time giving first class service and efficiency. He is punctual with timing, very flexible with any needs or requirements and won’t try to add any extras or unnecessary work to what is required. I have no hesitation in recommending him and will be using his services in the future.
DRA provided an efficient and professional service for our PAT testing. They managed to work around everyone in the office and didn’t cause any inconvenience. We definately have no hesitation of using their services on an ongoing basis
Get a FREE site survey or review of your existing PAT Testing
Arrange for a Free site survey
A free site survey is the best option for ensuring the PAT testing price you are given is the best price for your business; as we come to your workplace to assess what needs doing so can give you a real price.
Often when we get booked to do a job we find on arrival that the job is a lot bigger than expected; whilst this is not a major issue to us as we’ll still get paid for the extra work, it generally turns into a shock for the client as they get an invoice much bigger than expected.
We try to prevent this by offering free site surveys in advance of doing a job; sometimes even before we submit a price quote.
We find a survey is a great opportunity for us to learn about your business and for you to meet us. We get to have a look around and give you a clearer picture of appliance numbers and projected costs. Of course there is no guarantee, but the estimate will be closer to reality.
If you think a survey will be a benefit to you please click here to email us and we’ll be in touch. Usually we try to arrange a survey when we’re already in the area, to keep our costs down.
What can be a great help is a photo of your site before we come; simply stand at the entrance to the main room and take a photo of it. That gives us a good starting point.
We can also do a review of your existing PAT Testing; we can do this from our office or at yours.
How about a review instead?
A review may be a benefit to you. Again, email us your details but include your latest PAT testing report, and if you have it, a risk assessment for your electrical equipment. Include any information that may benefit us such as why you’re looking for a new supplier. Then we will review and respond with our findings and recommendations.
There is no obligation to follow our recommendation or even to use our service, although we hope you’d want to.
The important thing to remember when arranging your PAT Testing is that it is you who is responsible if something goes wrong afterwards, not the PAT company, so choose wisely.
Read this before choosing a PAT tester
You need to know this: The law makes you (as the responsible person/duty holder/owner) responsible for health and safety in your workplace; if you fail to do something correctly it is you that will be liable. In the case of electrical safety, you are responsible for ensuring all appliances and wiring is safe for continued use. Failure to do so can have catastrophic consequences.
A free site survey will help you comply with the regulations as you can make sure, in advance that the work you will be paying for, will cover what you need doing.
However, simply getting someone to check them for you is not sufficient; you need to make sure they’re going to do a good job, do it right, do any repairs, maintain the equipment, not cut corners and provide you with evidence that the installation is safe for continued use. Even then, if there is an accident you are still responsible. So please make a good choice, as the better choice you make now the better it will be for you later, as there will be much less of a chance of an accident occurring.
The cheapest bidders won’t offer complimentary site surveys. They also won’t help you with your risk assessments to determine how often equipment needs testing. In fact; they don’t want you to know that portable appliances in an office don’t need testing every year
Why Choose DRA PAT Testing?
DRA PAT Testing Ltd is a privately owned local pat testing company that specialises in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment making us the best choice if you want to make sure your appliances are safe. We are members of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association, qualified through City and Guilds, DBS checked, CSCS approved and fully insured.
We can offer you guaranteed peace of mind that when we say equipment is safe, it is; because we know we work to high standards – we do not charge to supply replacement plugs and fuses, we give free advice on best retest periods, we manage your electrical safety for you.
Business owner, Richard Ayre, is also on the committee that runs the national standards organisation, the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association.
✅ Experienced, PATTA registered engineers
We are an experienced company, established in 2009. All employees are moulded into our way of doing things, which is recognised as a high standard in the industry
✅ Free replacement plugs and fuses
Some companies charge to replace defective plugs and fuses, and as they seem to replace a lot you would ask were all those changes necessary? Which is why we don’t charge to replace them, so you know we only do genuine replacements. We also carry out remedial repairs free.
✅ Free advice on retest periods
PAT testing frequency is a big discussion point. How often PAT testing should be done caused a lot of confusion but at the end of the day it is determined by a risk assessment or HSE guidance.
✅ PAT Test Certificates including test readings
Every client receives a Certificate pdf document with itemised appliances for each site location and test results, guidance on failures and retest periods
✅ Cable management (tidying) included
Some companies charge extra to tidy cables under desks, we feel that if we leave you with a tidier working environment not only will you appreciate it but it will make our job a lot easier next time. Cables easily get messed up as more and more get added and IT teams don’t have the time to tidy, so we will do it for you
✅ Old pass labels removed
We hate seeing old messy labels left on appliances, so we aim to remove these before applying our own. Ours are clean, printed professional with unique ID numbers