🔌 Prioritizing Safety: Why Access for Electrical Testing Matters 

01 May 2024

🔌 Prioritizing Safety: Why Access for Electrical Testing Matters 

At Warrington Housing Association, ensuring the safety of our customers is paramount. That’s why we carry out periodic electrical testing every 5 years, to guarantee that electrical installations are in top condition. Electrical testing, including fixed wire tests and Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR), is crucial for maintaining safe living environments. regulations around electrical safe These tests are essential to safeguard our tenants.  

An EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) is a comprehensive inspection, ensuring that electrical infrastructure meets safety standards. It’s the responsibility of landlords to organize these inspections, carried out by qualified electricians, to ensure the safety of their tenants.  

We’ve appointed Reading Electrical Ltd for this year’s programme. If you’re contacted for an appointment, please cooperate. The inspection involves testing existing wiring, sockets, switches, and the consumer unit, all in accordance with safety regulations. While the work is non-invasive, we kindly ask for your cooperation in providing access for the electrician. Should you have any concerns or special requirements, please inform the electrician during the appointment scheduling.  

Frequently asked Questions  

Will there be a need for redecorating after the contractor has visited? 

This work is non-intrusive, so no redecoration will be necessary.  

What tasks are included? 

The current wiring, sockets, switches, and consumer unit will be tested according to the Periodic Inspection & Testing of IEE Wiring Regulations BS:7671. 

What arrangements should I make before the work starts or ahead of the appointment? 

Please clear the cupboard where the consumer unit is located to facilitate easy access for the electrician. Although this type of work causes minimal disruption, if you or a household member use healthcare equipment requiring an electrical supply, kindly inform the electrician during the appointment, and they will accommodate you accordingly. The contractor will treat your home with politeness and consideration. If you encounter any problems or are dissatisfied with the service, please contact Warrington Housing Association 

Your safety is our priority. We understand the inconvenience, but it’s vital for your well-being and that of surrounding properties. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring a safe living environment for all. For any queries or issues, don’t hesitate to contact Warrington Housing Association.  


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