Safety in your home

Electrical servicing and safety checks

Checking and servicing your homes heating system on an annual basis is something we have been doing for a long time.

It is important that we do these gas and solid fuel checks for the safety of you and your family. But did you know that it’s just as important that we also test the electrics in your home?

We are now doing electrical testing every 5-years and we will be carrying out checks on around 1,200 homes this year. Dangerous electrics can lead to electric shocks or, at worst, house fires, but by carrying out these checks, we will be able to identify any risk, put it right and keep you safe.

When you receive an appointment letter from us, you will be given an allocated date and time for one of our team to visit your home and carry out an electrical safety check. If you are happy with the appointment you have been given then you don’t need to do anything, but if it does not suit you, then please call the team on 0300 303 1717 to arrange a more convenient date and time.

The test takes a little while and we will need access to every room, so we can be sure that everything is ok. As usual, it would be appreciated by our team, and make the work proceed more speedily, if you could ensure rooms are free of any clutter on the day of the appointment. It is also always appreciated if the area we will be working in is kept cigarette smoke free for 24 hours before we are due to call.

We appreciate that you want to look after and improve your home and this sometimes means that you may want to put up different light fittings or make other minor changes. If you want to make changes to your home, please ask us before you go ahead, and we will be able to guide you on the use of safe and approved contractors.

Many thanks for your help and co-operation on this.

Ian Harris
Head of Property Services

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