PAT testing in Newcastle upon Tyne

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5.0
Based on 108 reviews

Helping to Keep Workplaces Safe for Over 10 years

E: info@draelectricals.co.uk
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0191 666 1009

We are your local PAT testing company; the most reviewed PAT testing company in Newcastle upon Tyne – wherever you are, whatever you do we will come to you to inspect and test your electrical equipment. We will provide sensible and honest guidance to help you to make sure your electrical appliances are maintaining electrical safety standards at all times.  

I am Richard Ayre, owner and founder of DRA PAT testing. Along with my competent team of Rob and Kyle we help hundreds of businesses in the North East to maintain safe electrical equipment. We come to you to test your electrical appliances in their normal location and environment; you don’t need do anything except save your work and shut down a computer for a few minutes. We will do the rest, and you will be complying with the laws.

All you need to do to start the ball rolling is get in touch, and let us do the rest. We’ll help to keep you safe.

Based in Wallsend, we operate in all NE postcodes with the majority of our work conducted in the Newcastle upon Tyne / Tyneside areas, so wherever you are, rest assured we will come to you to help you. Below you can view our latest reviews and there is some information regarding jobs we have conducted in Newcastle upon Tyne. 

What our clients think of us

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.
roses dad
roses dad
12:19 10 Jan 21
Very professional company. Always gives reminder of inspections due. Very courteous staff - Rob - no problems, ever.
Raymond Grimes
Raymond Grimes
16:05 18 Dec 20
Managed to fit me in last minute. Great service. Friendly and Professional.
Benjamin Hedley
Benjamin Hedley
18:04 11 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.
Chris Bowman
Chris Bowman
11:06 08 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.
Joe Wood
Joe Wood
14:27 03 Dec 20
PAT testing carried out on all electricals in out large community building!Great Service! Cheers
WhitleyBay BigLocal
WhitleyBay BigLocal
16:44 27 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!
Amy Young
Amy Young
14:15 17 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.
Samuel Zahn
Samuel Zahn
00:42 06 Nov 20
Amazing service and communication. Would highly recommend.
Alison Hogarth
Alison Hogarth
18:32 04 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.
Lauren Woods
Lauren Woods
15:32 03 Nov 20
Absolutely fantastic, professional service carried out for PAT testing. Communication was prompt and efficient from start to finish. Would 100% recommend to others.
Alastair Barclay
Alastair Barclay
22:20 27 Oct 20
As always - very professional - great coms' - prompt - got on with the job in hand - as little disruption as possible,Would highly recommend.
Phil Lay
Phil Lay
07:52 26 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!
Kathryn Ramsay
Kathryn Ramsay
09:45 23 Oct 20
Jan Ware
Jan Ware
07:46 22 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.
Derek Hunter
Derek Hunter
05:49 19 Oct 20
Really prompt clear communication and reasonable rates. Very happy customer.
Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith
16:25 07 Oct 20
Very reliable and easy to work with, as well very professional. We would recommend DRA for PAT tests.
Nigel Todd
Nigel Todd
13:23 07 Oct 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.
Lara Langdon
Lara Langdon
07:57 24 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.
Lyndsey Everett
Lyndsey Everett
21:02 21 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.
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawson
16:11 17 Sep 20
Excellent customer service, professional on site and great service.
Beth Brown
Beth Brown
10:14 15 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.
Lucy Davidson
Lucy Davidson
15:12 10 Sep 20
Empire Professional Education Ltd
Empire Professional Education Ltd
08:39 10 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
Vish Vedhara
Vish Vedhara
21:31 07 Aug 20
PAT testing - excellent service and highly recommend
Lesley Hunter
Lesley Hunter
09:43 06 Aug 20
Very professional and efficient team with excellent rates. Highly recommend.
Neil
Neil
11:39 04 Aug 20
Great Service throughout, highly recommend this company for your PAT Testing.
Ross Gibson
Ross Gibson
14:05 24 Jul 20
Excellent service, arrived on time, personable, friendly, and quick. Certificate arrived quickly. Highly recommend.
Graeme Edwards
Graeme Edwards
08:19 20 Jul 20
Been using DRA for pat tests for a few years now. Always a good service at a reasonable price.
Rob Platt
Rob Platt
21:01 03 Jul 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.
richard dell
richard dell
14:12 08 Jun 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.
Lisa Hodges
Lisa Hodges
13:28 26 May 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.
Service Cavendish
Service Cavendish
08:37 18 Apr 20
Highly recommend Richard and his company. Completed our PAT testing without any disruption. Will be using every year from now on.
Matt Davison
Matt Davison
19:25 16 Apr 20
Job done quickly and efficiently. Great customer service, highly recommended!
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
Sarah Meggeson-Evans
18:17 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.
Mona Attarpour
Mona Attarpour
10:19 06 Apr 20
Service with a smile! We have always received a professional service at good rates, the after care is great too.
Juliette Hall
Juliette Hall
09:26 02 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!
Keith Spedding
Keith Spedding
14:08 01 Apr 20
Recently had the whole school tested, great value for money, excellent service, can highly recommend
Joanne Hogarth
Joanne Hogarth
12:58 01 Apr 20
Very helpful and good value for money. Very professional company.
CES Office
CES Office
11:47 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
Katie Todd
Katie Todd
08:13 01 Apr 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.
David wake
David wake
20:30 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.
Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer
19:46 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.
Euan Preston
Euan Preston
19:29 31 Mar 20
Been using DRA since we opened our business in 2018. Great service, always professional and reliable.
galaxy74656
galaxy74656
19:20 31 Mar 20
Michael Murden
Michael Murden
15:59 15 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.
Charlotte
Charlotte
20:35 06 Feb 20
Richard and team completed our PAT testing last week in lightning speed; punctual, polite, great value and very efficient - I highly recommend DRA Electricals.
Debs Hug
Debs Hug
11:21 23 Dec 19
Very efficient service and good value. I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you.
Hannah Gilroy
Hannah Gilroy
09:23 21 Nov 19
used DRA Pat testing again this year, they even came in early to avoid any office disruption. Trustworthy and reliable as always
sabrina harris
sabrina harris
12:37 01 Oct 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.
Caroline Lamb
Caroline Lamb
08:11 12 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.
Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott
16:33 05 Sep 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
george fairweather
george fairweather
16:45 20 Aug 19
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.
Sarah Stephenson
Sarah Stephenson
10:11 02 Aug 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.
Richard Cozens
Richard Cozens
12:17 27 Jun 19
Prompt, efficient and friendly service for the small job I needed doing. Thanks!
Joyce Winder
Joyce Winder
09:29 12 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.
Cheryl Nyberg
Cheryl Nyberg
15:35 10 Jun 19
We always use DRA Electricals for our surgery. Very professional service. Highly recommend them.
Clare Lewis
Clare Lewis
09:12 21 May 19
Very fast and reliable service. Friendly team.
MEXICATESSEN MX
MEXICATESSEN MX
21:05 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.
Mal Graeme
Mal Graeme
20:19 07 May 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.
Duncan Baxter
Duncan Baxter
19:14 24 Apr 19
Mitchell Coates
Mitchell Coates
07:03 17 Apr 19
Very prompt and efficient service. We will definitely use DRA PAT Testing in the future.
NTE Limited
NTE Limited
14:49 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.
Accruent Kykloud
Accruent Kykloud
13:35 09 Apr 19
Would Highly recommend Richard as he provides a Very prompt & professional service.
Steve Matthews
Steve Matthews
10:49 18 Jun 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.
Margaret Bickle
Margaret Bickle
19:56 27 Apr 18
Consistently excellent service. Thanks Richard.
Objectiv
Objectiv
11:15 25 Apr 18
Our Fixed Wiring test was done promptly and competitively. Thank you.
Jill Roe
Jill Roe
11:57 19 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....
Albert Leslie
Albert Leslie
13:21 18 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
helen murray
helen murray
09:29 16 Apr 18
Professional and quick service provided by Richard at DRA PAT Testing. Would not hesitate to recommend! 5*.
TORRO Genuine Leather Accessories
TORRO Genuine Leather Accessories
09:29 06 Apr 18
Prompt, efficient service at a good price . Will definitely use again. Highly recommend.
extreme Larsen
extreme Larsen
20:05 12 Mar 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.
Yvo FOWP
Yvo FOWP
10:22 24 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!
Craig Wilkinson
Craig Wilkinson
18:45 22 Feb 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.
Ruth Lee
Ruth Lee
23:38 25 Jan 18
i2media Ltd have used DRA PAT Testing in the past and as always the service is professional, unobtrusive and responsive to the needs of our company. Richard is friendly and knowledgeable and always willing to offer practical advice without being pushy.Would highly recommend and use again.
Angela Simpson
Angela Simpson
09:20 23 Nov 17
Great Service quick and effective.
Shaun Murray
Shaun Murray
12:46 22 Nov 17
Excellent service
Garry Haire
Garry Haire
11:13 16 Nov 17
Very competitive but more importantly brilliant service and advice. Would recommend this company for any PAT testing requirements
Heaton Catering Equipment Ltd
Heaton Catering Equipment Ltd
10:20 01 Feb 17
First class service as usual and we have no hesitation in recommending Richard.
Simon Penaluna
Simon Penaluna
19:02 09 Jun 16
We have used DRA PAT Testing for a couple of years now. Richard provides a professional service with competitive rates. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services
catherine round
catherine round
12:23 14 May 16
I used DRA PAT testing to test all of my professional audio equipment, I was attracted by the price and the excellent reviews I had heard from many others in my field. He was highly competitive on price, he arrived and showed an amazing amount of customer service compared to others I had used previously, he was more than happy to offer free advice and went above and beyond what i have had before with other companies, such as explaining correct fuse ratings, proper earthing etc. I have already booked him for next year and will certainly be recommending him to all my friends and associates.
Duncan Baxter
Duncan Baxter
13:49 18 Nov 15
First rate service from Richard and team. Quick efficient service at a time to suit the customer. I totally recommend this company. All best wishes for 2015.Steve Metcalfe, Steve`s Animal Ark.
steve metcalfe
steve metcalfe
08:39 09 Jan 15
Having contacted DRA Electrical in respect of our office PAT Testing requirements, we found them to be a very professional company, who were willing to fit-in with our short-notice requirements. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Jem Campling
Jem Campling
16:03 29 Dec 14
We have used DRA PAT Testing for a couple of years now. Richard provides a professional service with competitive rates. We will be using them for our PAT testing requirements next year and would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
CCN Ltd
CCN Ltd
12:56 17 Dec 14
Richard provided a fast and efficient service, servicing all of our office equipment in a matter of hours at no inconvenience to ourselves. Very friendly!!
Shannon Burns
Shannon Burns
12:04 16 Dec 14
I have been calling on the services of DRA PAT Testing for several years and have always received an excellent service from Richard. Reliable, trustworthy and will always go the extra mile to make the service as convenient as possible for the client. I would highly recommended the company for all of your PAT testing needs.
Helen Thompson
Helen Thompson
13:50 15 Dec 14
Fantastic, friendly and reliable service. Would thoroughly recommend and we will definitely be using again.
Graeme Tennick
Graeme Tennick
12:13 15 Dec 14
Richard provided a fast and efficient service, servicing all of our office equipment in a matter of hours at no inconvenience to ourselves. He'll even let you know when your PAT tests are due again so you dont even have to remember yourself!
Julie Moorhouse
Julie Moorhouse
10:48 15 Dec 14
I contacted Richard for PAT testing of 1 item only as we are a small business which was home based. Richard was more than happy to come to our home; he was punctual, courteous and very reasonably priced. I am happy to recommend Richard and will be using his services all the more now that we have expanded into our own business premises.C ThorburnCompany DirectorCordale Industrial Services
Corinna Thorburn
Corinna Thorburn
07:36 15 Dec 14
Thank you DRA PAT Testing for reliable, competitive and professional service. We've used DRA for our last 2 PAT tests. We will be using them again in 2015. We have used many companies during our 15 years of trading & DRA are the only company we have used again. Richard is easy to talk to and reassuring, he comes into our salon and gets on with the PAT test with no disruption to us or our clients.We would recommend DRA to all businesses who require PAT testing.Thank you again, Newcastle Treatment Rooms, Heaton.
Mrs A
Mrs A
13:52 12 Dec 14
We used DRA pat testing at work for the 2nd year running and found there service to be affective and efficient as ever.Without doubt we would recommend this company to other local business out there.The rates are very competitive and they organise a time and date around you and the needs of the business, with minimal disruption to your working day.Keep up the good work
Victoria O'wellen
Victoria O'wellen
13:38 12 Dec 14
Very efficient, with minimum disruptions.
Gill Robinson
Gill Robinson
12:51 12 Dec 14
Great service and price from DRA! Will definitely use you again next year.
Paul Trotter
Paul Trotter
12:30 12 Dec 14
Very professional service, quick response to our request and reasonable rates. Thank you Richard!
Heliguy Customer Service
Heliguy Customer Service
12:27 12 Dec 14
Fast, efficient, friendly and professional - would use again.
Sarah Grant
Sarah Grant
10:01 11 Sep 14
Realised I needed items PAT testing before my son went to Uni. Contacted DRA and he managed to fit us in quickly. great job, with very short notice. thanks
Samantha Wright
Samantha Wright
16:00 10 Sep 14
DRA do all of our PAT testing across two sites and they're always punctual, efficient and competitively priced. Never let us down over the years, would recommend to anyone!
Peter Hunt
Peter Hunt
08:52 22 May 14
I have never thought I would need to have electrical equipment tested as it is all very new but now realise when working with the public it is essential. Having spoken to a number of companies, I was impressed by DRA with their knowledge and experience. I was able to arrange a convenient appointment time and the service, was very cost effective. I now have my certificates which will help with insurance. I received my paperwork electronically on completion and we were advised by Richard on frequency of testing and will definitely be using DRA again in the future.
Barbara Ellis
Barbara Ellis
16:00 12 May 14
We have used Richard at DRA for our PAT testing for the last 3 years. He provides an excellent, flexible services at great rates. The documentation and records are in electronic format and easy to use..As a Health & Safety Group, we also recommend Richard to our Member Companies without hesitation.
Nick Redpath
Nick Redpath
13:03 10 Sep 13
We use DRA to PAT Test all our electrical equipment. Having spoken to a number of companies previously, DRA was by far the most helpful, with a convenient appointment time that was efficiently adhered to, cost effective service and swift provision of paperwork upon completion.We were professionally advised by Richard on frequency of testing and will definitely be using DRA again in the future.
Snappy Shack
Snappy Shack
11:19 09 Sep 13
We used DRA for our PAT testing; we found their service to be excellent - the price was spot on, the work rate very high and customer service very good. Plus; they were the only company I spoke to that discussed frequency with me, and offered options other than annual - this was a really good part of the service - we'll use DRA Electricals for all our PAT Testing in the future. Plus they were able to arrange our fixed wiring to be inspected too.
Wendy Mantle
Wendy Mantle
09:46 02 Sep 13
As a singer, performing in various venues across the North East & elsewhere, my equipment has to be PAT tested to fulfill the venues' requirements and of course to ensure it can be used safely. I have used PAT Test North East for the last 4 years and will continue to do so as the service is second-to-none and pricing very competitive. I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Anthony Stringer
Anthony Stringer
15:10 30 Aug 13
We operate several mobile discos, and use PAT Test North East every year for our testing. The testers are always smart and come equipped with all the tools they need and fountains of knowledge.As a business we are always looking for cost efficiency, and PAT Test North East are very competitive with the pricing, and well worth using year on year.Thank you to Richard and team, We'll always have the kettle on for you.
Paul Coulson
Paul Coulson
14:35 28 Aug 13
Richard has carried out our PAT testing for the past 3 years & I would go no further. He is pleasant, reliable & professional at all times & even reminds when it needs to be done.
Cindy Bettcher
Cindy Bettcher
13:34 28 Aug 13
Having our PAT Testing completed by Richard was simple, easy and extremely cost effective. We've used his services two years running now and look forward to bringing him back next year.
Samantha Elliott
Samantha Elliott
13:28 28 Aug 13
My company (Scat (Europe) Ltd has received great service from PAT Test North East. We have used their services several times over the past few years and they are very professional and reliable and all testing is done for a very competitive cost.I have also found the company to be very flexible when tight working deadlines meant that we were unable to halt production when the testing was due. They were very happy to fit their testing around us which was very much appreciated.I would therefore highly recommend PAT test North East.
Colin Bell
Colin Bell
12:28 28 Aug 13
used the services of Richard on several occasions, very obliging and reasonable
Charles. Bond
Charles. Bond
11:28 28 Aug 13
I own a mobile disco with approximately 100 electrical items and DRA takes care of all my PAT needs. Venues and customers alike are increasingly requesting that disco equipment is PAT tested. It is therefore extremely important to ensure my gear is regularly tested to ensure my income and reputation is maintained, and equally it is important to ensure my equipment is safe to use! I have always received exceptional service and value for money from DRA. I find Richard Ayre to be extremely helpful, polite and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend DRA to anyone.
Paul Comber
Paul Comber
11:26 28 Aug 13
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A couple of examples of our work

Frank Recruitment Group Newcastle upon Tyne

Frank Recruitment Group, on Collingwood Street in Newcastle City Centre NE1 1JF are one of our biggest clients; having worked with them since 2013 we have a long, good relationship. Between us we maintain thousands of electrical appliances in their offices.

Nexus travel company for Newcastle upon Tyne

Nexus, with headquarters in Newcastle city centre on St James’ Boulevard, and Gosforth, have been clients for many years. We manage the safety of their electrical equipment in their offices, bus stations and Metro travel shops.

Working with Nexus gives us a diverse range of equipment and environments to work in including power tools, busy kiosks, shops that can’t stop serving, cleaning equipment and general office IT equipment.

To work with us too call 0191 666 1009 or email info@draelectricals.co.uk

A range of electrical appliances that will need electrical equipment testing, pat testing, portable appliance testing by this pat testing company in Newcastle upon Tyne, the North East

The benefit of using a local PAT testing company

We all know that your electrical equipment needs PAT testing, but we also know that you may have some questions you would like answering before booking an appointment, so we’re happy to talk to you first.

We can do that on the phone, by email or a good old chat over a cuppa. Just get in touch so we can arrange to pop in; we can talk about what you need doing, why you need it doing, how often, what’s involved, how it’ll affect your business, how long it takes, how many appliances you have, what it’ll cost, etc. etc. Whatever questions you need answering just ask and we’ll do our best to put your mind at rest.

This is the benefit of working with a local PAT testing company; it’s nice and easy for us to come out to see you. There’s also no obligation for you to choose to use us and this whole process is fully complimentary.

We appreciate also that Covid makes this a little difficult, so to reassure you we always keep our distance, wear masks and wash our hands! Of course, if you prefer to you can simply ask us for a price.

For your peace of mind we have a Health and Safety Policy, Risk Assessment and Method Statement and are Covid secure.

WE AIM TO BEAT ANY LIKE FOR LIKE QUOTATION

We understand you may have to go with the cheapest bidder, but if you really want to work with us, we will do our best to match or beat your cheapest quotation; just send it to us and we’ll see what we can do.

Why is PAT Testing important?

✅ The law requires thorough inspection and testing to ensure electrical equipment is properly maintained – Portable Appliance Testing is inspection and testing for electrical equipment fitted with a plug. 

A PAT engineer will assess the suitability of an appliance for the environment it is being used in. When PAT is completed, you’ll be provided with a record of results and PAT Test Certificatea record of maintenance, which is a requirement of The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

 PAT testing records can be used to demonstrate compliance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 as they confirm that your electrical systems are being maintained to prevent danger.

Regular PATs check that workplace electrical equipment, devices and systems are maintained in good working order and repair, to comply with The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992

✅ Regular inspections and testing (PAT) of electrical equipment in residential property help you comply with The Housing Act 2004 (England and Wales)

✅ Carrying out PAT tests on appliances supplied as part of a rental agreement, before the start of every tenancy help a landlord to comply with The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s guidance.

✅ An electrical equipment test will check that an appliance is safe, and carries a genuine ‘CE’ mark when first supplied, hired, sold second hand, or as part of accommodation lettings to help you comply with The Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

✅ If the plug of an appliance does not meet the Plugs and sockets etc. (Safety) Regulations 1994 we will change it for one that does.

PAT testing is important because it confirms whether or not an appliance is safe to use (by inspecting and testing); the engineer will usually carry out repairs if there is a fault (maintenance) and it provides you with a PAT Testing Certificate (records) – all of which you are required to do to comply with UK workplace regulations and insurance.

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Your local PAT Testing company in Newcastle upon Tyne

If you want the benefit of working with a Newcastle PAT testing company, you’re in the right place. We work closely with our clients, so we can guide them in maintaining safe electrical equipment long term, and advise them if they need it. We also help our clients to understand the risks so they are getting their equipment inspected as often as is necessary, without doing it too much.

We are a dedicated team of professional, experienced engineers who know our customers, and will get to know you too, so we can ensure the service we provide you with best meets your business needs; in most cases the same person will come to you every time so you build up a trust and understanding, which benefits us both. Meet the team here

We also are not going to rush the job; for us there is a big emphasis on doing thorough visual inspections, where over 90% of defects are found; we are able to fix over 75% of these whilst on site, often at no extra cost to you. Cheap PAT testing companies have been known to skip the visuals as they take too long, which puts your business and users at risk. 

As we are local you also get the added benefit of us being able to visit you before quoting, so if there is something you’re unsure about or just need a chat we can come to see you to discuss your requirements. 

For a long time now we have strived to satisfy and retain our clients, for them to recommend us because they feel they get a good service with good value, and we seem to be doing that quite well; we retain 98.4% of our clients and over 50% of our new business is from customer referrals. 

We maintain the ethos of providing every customer with “Sensible help and advice about maintaining safe electrical equipment”.

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Every PAT testing job includes as standard…

electrical plugs and fuses

Free Repairs & Parts

Plugs get damaged or the wrong fuse gets fitted; if we find a fault or repair that's needed we do it automatically, nearly always without charge
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Prompt PAT Test Certificates

We issue PAT testing Certificates within 5 days of the job completing; same day certificates can be arranged if you're really in a hurry
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Free Cable Tidying

Plugs and wires get messy in and around desks; some companies charge extra to sort them out - we do it automatically as we go to improve safety and efficiency

PAT testing’s most frequently asked questions..

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What is Portable Appliance Testing?

PAT; Portable Appliance Testing is a routine inspection carried out by a competent person on electrical appliances to make sure they are safe to continue using, and or to carry out necessary maintenance to ensure this remains the case.

The process involves checking the electrical plug, flexible cable and the appliance itself. Some appliances are further tested to ensure internal safety measures are functioning correctly.

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Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

Health and Safety in the UK requires all electrical equipment provided for use at work be maintained so as to prevent danger.

To manage this companies are recommended to carry out regular inspections and tests that will flag up any dangers, need for repair or confirm that the appliance is safe – this is called PAT testing. Insurance companies also require you to maintain safe equipment to validate your premiums.

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How long does a PAT test last?

A PAT test should be carried out as often as the risk requires it, based on appliance type and use. A electrical equipment test (PAT) confirms an appliance is safe at the time it is tested; once it is used again damage could occur and so the results are no longer valid. If there is a high likelihood of this happening (such as tools on a building site) the appliance should be inspected / tested more often, than an appliance where the likelihood of damage occurring is much lower, like IT equipment on a desk in an office.

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