Its important to check your electrics - Electricity is often overlooked as a possible fire hazard. This may be because there is no flame. However, some 28,000 fires in the home are reported each year as being caused by electrical faults, accidents or misuse of electrical equipment. More info available at http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk Whether identifying deterioration, faults or assessing a new home, the checks will need to be carried out in a safe and competent manner by a qualified electrician.
There are two types of checks which can be carried out by our Electrician. The first being a VIR (Visual Inspection Report). Signs of damage, deteriorations and faults can be identified. The electrics usually remain on within this time as there is no circuit testing. A report (VIR) will be issued on completion.
The second more thorough check is the Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR). This checks for all of the above mentioned in detail which involves the electrics being turned off to the main supply. Circuit testing can identify hidden issues or faults along with any dangers which can not be determined during a VIR. EICR (also known as periodic inspection and testing of an electrical installation) is to determine whether the installation is in a satisfactory condition for continued service. A report is given for any observations where improvement is recommended. A test should be carried our for every new dwelling with ten yearly follow ups (five yearly for privately rented properties).
J Leslie Electrical Installations are included on the Electrical Competent Person Register, and endorsed by the Government TrustMark standards, which means we are safe and trusted Electricians. We also passed stringent assessments to become registered with the NICEIC.
The following link will give you information on current regulations and checks we could assist you with http://www.niceic.com/www.niceic.com/media/PDF/FactSheet-Electrics-A4-4pp.pdf
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