Landlords must by law ensure that all let properties have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) regulations state that all newly let properties from 1st June 2020 and existing let properties from 1st April 2021 require an Electrical Installation Condition Report.
The Electrical Installation Condition Report identifies if there are any potential electrical issues and will list what action if any is required to ensure electrical safety of a building.
We can offer the following service:
- Undertake and implement an Electrical Inspection Condition Report
- Advise what remedial work may be required
- Notify the local authority accordingly if any work has been completed
- Issue you with a satisfactory report for you, your tenants and insurance provider
The EICR should be carried out at east every five years or more frequently if required, as determined by the Electrical Inspector. The EICR must be issued to the tenant within twenty-eight days of an inspection or provided to a new tenant within twenty-eight days of them asking for a copy of the report.
Any remedial work identified by an Electrical Inspector must be rectified within twenty-eight days or sooner. Landlords must provide tenants and the local authority (if notifiable) with written confirmation, within twenty-eight days from completion that the work has been carried out.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT Testing) is an essential part of a Health & Safety policy for your business. To meet the requirements of the 1989 Electricity at Work Regulations, it is necessary to implement a programme of planned inspection and testing of portable appliances.
PAT testing is carried out on a periodic basis to all portable and fixed appliances in the workplace to BS 2377-22 requirements, i.e. any equipment that a portable plug supplied from the mains electricity.
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) states that 25% of reported electrical accidents involve portable appliances.
The Electricity at Work Regulations (EWR) places legal responsibility on employers & employees to comply with these regulations & as practically possible the duty of care to ensure that no danger results from using electrical equipment.
What appliances need to be PAT tested?
An electrical appliance is classed as "portable" and connected to the mains by way of a lead and plug. For Landlords this will count for all appliances that you provide for your tenants use i.e. fridge, freezer, washing machine etc.
What do the PAT tests involve?
The testing consists of two separate activities; a visual inspection to check for damage and poor electrical standards and a series of instrument tests to check for less obvious electrical faults.
To arrange for your quotation call A&N Electrical Engineering Ltd today on 07712 898 391.