Electrical Safety Checks
We have a legal obligation to ensure the electrical installation in your property is safe.
It is recommended best practice that an (EICR) Electrical Installation Condition Report is carried out every 5 years, this helps to keep you, your family and neighbours safe.
The test can take between 2-4 hours to complete, we will check to make sure there is no deterioration to cabling or to any switches or sockets. We will replace any broken accessories and repair any faults that we may find, this is to make sure that your home is safe for continued use.
We will also check to see if your smoke detectors are present and are in working order.
A letter will be sent to you confirming the date when your electrical safety check is due. If the appointment is not convenient, you must contact us as soon as possible so that we can rearrange your appointment.
If you fail to provide access to your home for us to carry out your electrical safety check, for example by missing your appointment or failing to give us sufficient notice that you won’t be in, we will take all available steps in order for us to meet our legal obligations. This may involve taking formal and legal action against you allowing us to gain access to your property.
Any costs incurred resulting from taking formal action will be charged to you.
We will also test all our electrical equipment in communal areas, this can be small stair ways with just a few lights to our larger more complex sheltered communal areas. This is makes sure that all our buildings are well maintained and safe for continued use.