21st July 2017
At MS Electrical Services we’re working with letting agents and landlord clients to ensure that the properties they let comply with electrical safety regulations. The electrical industry’s leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First, reports that millions of householders in the UK expose themselves and their families to potentially fatal electrical accidents every day. They do this largely by making simple mistakes which usually stem from a lack of knowledge about the dangers of electricity.
Landlords are required by law to ensure that:
Electrical Safety First also recommends that at least a visual inspection is carried out between tenancies, and that the property has adequate RCD protection.
A simple but common error which can lead to an electrical fire is the overloading of plug sockets, and Electrical Safety First’s online ‘socket calculator’ can help avoid this scenario.
We’d also encourage any landlord who is struggling with their responsibilities to download the Electrical Safety First ‘Visual Checks App’, which is available for use on Android phones via Google Play and on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via the App Store.
MS Electrical Services offers PAT testing and fixed wire testing in Cambridge, Ely and Newmarket, and we welcome enquiries from letting agents and landlords looking to ensure compliance. Simply call 01223 258968 / 01353 665106 for advice or to request a no-obligation quotation.
We have been extremely pleased with the service provided by MS Electrical. In all our dealings with them they have proven to be efficient, reliable and a pleasure to deal with. We would not hesitate to recommend their services.
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