Electrical safety checks

We carry out electrical safety checks to ensure the electrical system to your home is safe for you to use. These checks are carried out every 5 years.

Having the checks ensures the electrical system in your home is safe for you to use and meets the standards of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) Wiring Regulations.

It will normally take less than 3 hours. However, if the engineer finds a fault it may take longer, and a further visit may be needed.

The engineer will need access to all the rooms. All accessories should be unplugged from the sockets, if this could be done before the engineer arrives it will dramatically speed up the testing process. If any of your electrical accessories are covered by items which cannot be moved, for example a large piece of furniture, you will not be expected to move these.

What is checked?

  • A full visual and functional inspection of all the electrical accessories in your home (sockets, switches, lighting points, etc.) Any which are found to be damaged or faulty will be replaced.
  • A series of tests will be carried out on the wiring. If any of the wiring is found to be substandard or damaged it will be repaired or replaced.
  • The consumer unit (fuse board or electric box).
  • An Electrical Condition Installation Condition Report will be completed.