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Social Housing property owners and managers need to 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 of 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 wiring, modern earthing, modern 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 five yearly electrical installation safety checks. This for each of their rental properties, as well as providing safety certificates to their tenants.
Social Landlords Must:
- Comply with Part P of the Building Regulations for electrical installation work
- Ensure the electrical installations within their rental properties are safe
- Maintain said electrical installations
- Carry out periodical checks
- Keep a record of all inspections and certificates
At Hexo Services, we offer comprehensive electrical testing, inspection services and same-day remedial works. Especially to social housing landlords and major housing associations across London and the South East. And these checks can cover the electrical installation inside the property, as well as all communal areas, including entrance ways, lifts, stairwells and corridors. Our services include:
Residential Condition Reports
A Residential Condition Report is a survey that provides an overview of a property’s condition and risk factors. In this way you should you engage Hexo Services, we will carry out a thorough examination of the electrical installations within your properties, highlight any remedial works needed and advise on next steps. Also, EICR and landlords certificates are our speciality.
Our PAT Testing services will render your homes and all the appliances within them compliant with current safety standards. These are in place to prevent injury or damage from electrical faults. Further our comprehensive service includes visual inspections, thorough electrical testing and detailed labelling.
Consumer Unit Upgrades
Out dated consumer units, or fuse boxes, can be life-threatening. Therefore it’s important for social landlords to be aware of the age and current condition of the equipment inside their properties. All new consumer units have dual protection Residual Current Devices (RCD). These identify errors and trip the system, cutting off power to stop the risk of fire or injury. Also, we can upgrade your systems to ensure they offer necessary protection and meet current UK safety standards.
We will work to a pre-agreed schedule and have set rates in place for social housing landlords and housing associations. Plus, with fast certificate turnaround times, we carry out any remedial work on the same day. Like this we reduce the amount of bookings needed, limit costs and ensure compliance as soon as possible. So you can sit back and let us take care of your homes, and your tenants.