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Mandatory Electrical Safety Checks In The Private Rented Sector

Commenting on the announcement of the imminent introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the Private Rented Sector Martyn Allen, Technical Director at Electrical Safety First commented:

Today’s commitment by the Government to bring mandatory electrical safety checks into force is a success for millions of renters and their landlords in England.  

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Mandatory Electrical Safety Checks for Landlords 2020

It has been long overdue that the dangers posed by electricity in the home were taken as seriously as that of gas and this legislation will act as a protective measure for millions.  Whilst we welcome this crucial step in protecting tenants, the safety of electrics should not be a lottery based on tenure type and we hope to see the regulation mirrored in the social housing sector in the near future.

We have heard harrowing tales of fatal accidents caused by unsafe electrics in rented properties and this new regulation will act as a step to ensuring such tragedies don’t happen again.

Tenants around the country will finally be able to hold landlords to account for the safety of electrics in their property and while we acknowledge the majority of landlords already take suitable measures to ensure their properties are safe, this new law will hold those that fail to do so, to account.

Private landlords will now have the clarity from Government as to when this new regulation will come into force and with it will serve as a way to better protect their assets through the frequent upkeep of their property’s electrics. 

It is now vital this new regulation has teeth and that the enforcement body has the resources to act when necessary, to protect the tenant.“

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EICR Plymouth Devon

EICR Plymouth Devon

EICR Plymouth Devon all your electrical testing carried out quickly, efficiently at an affordable price by our expert professional team Plymouth Sparky. Fully insured and highly qualified to make sure your inspection is carried out seamlessly. What is an EICR report? How often is a periodic inspection required? Your electrics should be inspected and tested… Continue Reading

USB socket-outlets and insulation resistance testing

This article will provide guidance on the correct procedure when carrying out insulation resistance testing where USB socket-outlets have been fitted. The increasingly common sight of 13A socket-outlets with USB* charger ports in domestic and other premises should come as no surprise given that, for many of us, charging up mobile phones and tablets is… Continue Reading

Electrical Testing Plymouth

Electrical Testing Plymouth Plymouth Sparky. With NO VAT and no call out charge we can carry out affordable, efficient Fixed wire and electrical appliance testing. Periodic electrical testing will provide: Detection of electrical circuits in case of overloading. Information about any possible electrical shock risk and fire hazards. Identification of any defective electrical circuits. Highlighting… Continue Reading

Electrical Condition Report Plymouth

Electrical Condition Report Plymouth – Inspect and Test Regularly for Safety As an approved contractor, we carry all testing, inspecting and certification. What is an Electrical Installation Condition Report? Our electricians can carry out an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR).  These have replaced the Periodic Inspection Report (PIR), is the inspection of the condition of… Continue Reading

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) Plymouth Sparky

Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) Plymouth Fixed Wire Periodic Testing, periodic inspection or PIR has now been replaced by Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) Electrical installation testing is the inspection and testing of an electrical installation against the current version of BS 7671 (the wiring regulations). This has more recently become known as an electrical installation… Continue Reading