Electrical Periodic Inspection Reports - PIR's
If you are a landlord, you need to be sure that the electrics in your property or properties are safe.
That’s the law.
Part P of the Building Regulations for England and Wales was introduced by the Government in January 2005, with the aim of reducing the number of accidents in the home related to faulty electrical installations.
It is now a legal requirement for electricians, kitchens, bathroom and gas installers, and all other trades or individuals in carrying out domestic work, to comply with Building Regulations.
Most electrical installations carried out in a property are now notifiable: in other words, the Local Authority Building Control must be notified prior to the work being carried out.
The exception is if it is carried out, inspected and certified by a person registered with a government-authorised competent person scheme such as NICEIC.
Failure to comply with Part P is a criminal offence and Local Authorities have the power to require the removal or alteration of work that does not comply with Regulations.
You are advised to have a property maintenance and appliance testing procedure in place. NICEIC advises that you should arrange to:
- Carry out regular visual inspections, looking for obvious signs of damage such as scorch marks on socket outlets and damaged cables.
- Get the property inspected and tested by a competent person on change of occupancy or at least every 10 years.
- Ensure formal inspection and testing takes place more often in higher risk properties where the installation is very old, or where damage has been found in the past. Carry out regular inspections on all electrical appliances.
Our electricians are both experienced NICEIC approved engineers and their Approved Contractor Electrical Periodic Inspection Reports (PIR’s) are fully Industry and Insurance company recognised and in accordance with the statutory electricity at work regulations.