An electrical safety inspection is basically the act of carrying out a thorough assessment of all electrical systems within a property, be it residential, commercial or industrial premises. The main goal of conducting this survey is to see to the fact that all the electrical systems and installations forming part of a property are correctly fitted, well maintained and ultimately, safe. This is required to be carried out by an electrician who’s an approved contractor and accredited by ECA, NICEIC or STROMA. To get contractors who can carry out the electrical safety inspection and meet with the government criteria, you simply have to search on the Electrical Component Person database. They’ll assess the current condition of the electrical systems and evaluate if they are working efficiently while also paying special attention to any defects or faults.
Generally, the best way to get an electrical safety certificate ( an EICR) is to shop around. In the event whereby you need the inspector to examine a part of your property you’d have to raise his/her awareness to this. This will be referred to as an “agreed limitation in the report.
Failure to comply with electrical safety regulations bring about serious penalties for such landlords. Upon the introduction of the new regulations in June 2020, local authorities can fine the electrical safety regulations-breaching landlords up to £30,000. Asides this fact, it’s also in your interest to keep your property as well as its appliances in a good condition at all times. If everyone including your tenants feel safe and your property is in great shape, everyone is happy!
The cost of an Electrical Certificate varies depending on the size of your home as well as the number of electrical installations and appliances that needs to be checked. The price can start anywhere from £120 and above.