The law states that anyone who is a residential landlord must ensure that they have electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a suitably qualified person a minimum of every five years.
Part of their legal responsibilities includes being able to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants and their local authority upon request.
This legislation came into force on the 1st of June 2020, and Moreheat has already helped many landlords fulfil their legal obligations.
What Does An Electrical Test (EICR) Involve?
As you might imagine, an electrical test or EICR aims to evaluate and assess the overall condition of any electrical systems within a property to determine how efficiently they are working, with a particular focus on any deterioration of defects.
Our electricians will test the conditions of your electrics against the UK standard for the safety of electrical installations – BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).
What Issues Can An EICR Test Discover?
At Moreheat we take our responsibilities very safely; we never forget that fault electric systems can have catastrophic results, which is why we never rush any testing and complete a full and comprehensive testing process. Following the test, we will be able to report, amongst other things, on
- Any defects discovered with the electrical circuits in your property and any equipment that may
overload or overheat the system.
- Any fire hazards or areas within the property where there is a risk of electric shock.
- A list of any safety issues with the bonding or earthing of any installations and equipment
- Potential faulty electrical work that could lead to faults or injury
- Suggestions of how we could bring your electrical installation in line with current 18th edition standards
- Should a serious fault be identified, we would make safe and advise on a solution for you to decide upon
How Long Does An Electrical Safety Test Take?
Every electrical safety job is different, as property sizes vary as well as the volume of equipment that needs to be tested.
However, on average, an electrical safety check takes between three and four hours to complete.
Although this may cause some disruption to your business or tenants, it is essential to remember that these tests form a part of your legal obligations, and any failure to comply could potentially lead to the landlord being prosecuted or a fine.
Does Moreheat Provide Me With an Electrical Safety Check Certificate?
Upon completion of the electrical safety check, our engineers will provide you with a recognised certificate, which outlines the overall condition of your electrical insulation. If you are a landlord, this EICR certificate is the document you require to fulfil your legal obligations.
The team at Moreheat have many years of experience working in and around Torquay. Whether you are worried about the state of the electric installation in your personal home or want to ensure that you are complying with the law, then Moreheat can help.
Call our friendly customer services team today on 01803 605 509