When it comes to the electrical installations in your residential property, like security lighting, you can never be too careful. In fact, it takes less time than you might think for wear and tear to cause a real problem. This is especially true in residential homes where the strain on electrical appliances is more than a domestic residence. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical company. As a result, we have produced this guide to electrical installation condition reports for residential homes.
What is an electrical installation condition report?
An electrical installation condition report is an in depth review of the electrical installations in your property, including the wiring and circuits. This does not provide a certificate to say your electricals are safe for use. It is instead a record of all the recommendations and concerns found during the inspection. It is then up to the property owner to act on those recommendations to ensure that the property is fit for use.
Electrical Installation Condition Reports for residential homes
In terms of residential homes, an electrical installation condition report is a great way to keep your residents and property safe and protected. Alongside an annual electrical safety check, these two pieces of evidence can keep your residential home up to standards and prove that you are meeting your electrical safety obligations.
The electrical installation condition report only needs to be conducted every 5 years, yet it can save lives. This is because it will test all of your installations, indicating areas of risk. It will also help your property stay up to date with electrical improvements.
Electrical installation condition reports and PAT testing
It is important to remember that an electrical installation condition report will not test your appliances. Instead you should hire a qualified and professional electrician to pat test your appliances on a regular basis.