Gavin Jones Electrical are Electricians in Northampton offering a full electrical package for landlords of domestic, commercial and industrial properties. We work closely with property management companies and private landlords across all sectors, providing a reactive response to emergencies, carrying out planned maintenance and testing.
-Electrical testing (fixed wiring, electrical installation condition report)
-Portable appliance testing
-Hard wired smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors
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Every electrical installation deteriorates with use and time, therefore if the safety of the users is not to be put at risk, it is important that every installation is periodically inspected and tested. The inspection and testing should be carried out at appropriate intervals in order to maintain the installation in a safe and serviceable condition.
As an Approved Contractor and Domestic Installer of the National Inspection Council For Electrical Installation Contractors (NICEIC) Gavin Jones Electrical are approved to carry out periodic inspections of domestic, commercial and industrial installations and to provide electrical installation condition reports (EICR) Our inspectors have extensive experience of conducting periodic inspections and compiling and issuing detailed reports for the client in accordance with BS7617 18th edition wiring regulations.
The inspection takes into account all the relevant circumstances and checks on:
-The adequacy of earthing and bonding.
-The suitability of the switch gear and control gear.
-The serviceability of switches, sockets and lighting fittings.
-The type of wiring system and its condition.
-The presence of adequate protective measures such as RCD's.
-The presence of adequate identification and notices.
-The extent of any wear and tear, damage and other deterioration.
-Any changes in the use of the premises that have led to, or may lead to unsafe conditions.
-The wiring within the fabric of the building will be subjected to a number of tests using specialist equipment.
-Tenanted domestic property: 5 years or change of tenancy.
-Commercial property: 5 years or change of tenancy.
-Industrial property: 3 years or change of tenancy.
-Special locations e.g. swimming pools/petrol stations: Annually.
Portable appliance testing should be carried out every 12 months and is a vital part of a landlords responsibility, ensuring that any appliances supplied in the property are safe to use.
Landlords in the UK are now required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties.
The changes to the law now require landlords to install smoke alarms on every floor of their property, and test them at the start of every tenancy. Landlords also need to install carbon monoxide alarms in high risk rooms such as those where a solid fuel heating system is installed.
Those who fail to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will face sanctions and could face up to a £5,000 civil penalty. This bring's private rented properties into line with existing building regulations that already require newly built homes to have hard wired smoke alarms installed.
There is an obligation on tenants, to maintain and test the alarms and to report any faults.
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