Social Housing Electrical Testing in London
Social Housing property owners and managers in London and across the UK should keep a mindful eye on electrical safety. According to the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR), 25% of social housing properties in the UK currently don’t have all the Government’s recommended five electrical safety features in place. This is something that we can help you put right.
These features include modern PVC copper wiring, compliant earthing, up to date consumer units, miniature circuit breakers and Residual Current Devices (RCD’s). As a rule of thumb, the Government recommends that social housing landlords and all major housing associations should arrange electrical installation safety checks every five years.
Social landlords must:
- Comply with Part P of the Building Regulations for all electrical installation work
- Ensure the electrical installations within their rental properties are safe
- Maintain their electrical installations
- Carry out periodical checks
- Keep a record of all inspections and certificates
Why choose Hexo for social housing electrical testing?
At Hexo Electrical Testing, we offer comprehensive electrical testing, inspection services and we can arrange same day remedial works for housing associations in London. We can inspect the electrical installation inside the property, as well as all communal areas, including entrance ways, lifts, stairwells, and corridors.
Our services include:
Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Reports
A Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report is an inspection and test that provides an assessment of a property’s electrical condition and lists any defects. Should you engage Hexo Electrical Testing, we will carry out a thorough inspection of the fixed electrical installations within your properties, highlight any remedial works needed and then provide an itemised quotation.
Our London PAT Testing services will render your homes and all the appliances within them compliant with current safety standards. PAT Testing is in place to prevent injury or damage from electrical faults with electrical appliances. Our comprehensive service includes visual inspections, thorough electrical testing, and detailed labelling.
Consumer Unit Upgrades
Outdated consumer units, or fuse boxes, can be life-threatening. Therefore, it’s important for social landlords to be aware of the age and condition of the consumer units inside their properties. All new consumer units have Dual Residual Current Devices Protection (RCD) or individual RCBO protection.
An RCD or RCBO device provides quicker circuit protection than an MCB or fuse, cutting off power to stop the risk of fire or injury in the event of an earth fault. We can upgrade your electrical installation to ensure it meets the current UK safety standards.
We can work to a pre-agreed schedule and have set rates in place for social housing landlords and housing associations. Plus, we have fast certificate turnaround times and can carry out remedial work on the same day with prior agreement.
This reduces the number of bookings needed, reduces costs, and ensures compliance as soon as possible with minimum disruption. So, you can sit back and let us take care of your social homes, and your tenants.
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