Don’t remove a plug from a power point by pulling on the cord; pull the plug instead.
Never plug adaptors into adaptors and avoid using adaptors filled with plugs where possible.
Switch off electrical items that are not in regular use at the plug and ensure that when we are away from the house for any length of time that you unplug and switch off electrical items as items left plugged in can be a fire risk and waste energy if left on standby.
Do not use any electrical items in the bathroom unless specifically designed for use there, eg. Shavers and electric toothbrushes. Even with these items however, take care not to get wet and avoid plugging and unplugging with wet hands.
Do not use items with damaged cords so that the wires are exposed. Either repair or replace. Check items regularly.
Do not use damaged sockets, replace with care when necessary.
Always turn the electrics off at the mains if carrying out any electrical repairs and only attempt repairs if you know what you are doing.
Ensure any electrical items are approved standard when purchasing and keep them correctly maintained where necessary. Look for the BEAB seal of approval.
Do not use electrical equipment outside if it’s raining.
Use the correct wattage light bulb for all light fittings.
Circuit breakers and fuses should be the correct size current rating for their circuit.
What are electric boilers? Electric boilers are a method of heating hot water for your heating system using only electricity. A typical boiler uses gas to heat the water, whilst an electric boiler can be used in off-grid areas, or where a gas supply is either not wanted or not possible. This a new method of creating hot water and a new installation of the boiler unit would need to be carried out. Landlord Certificate ? You would initially need to carry out checks to see what electrical system you have in your property, This would involve an EICR report carried out on your property, if you are a landlord in Glasgow you would be used to this by way of yearly landlord certificates that you would require. As long as you have modern wiring, and unto date consumer unit / fuseboard the installation can go ahead without additional works required. Landlord Certificates Glasgow How do electric boilers work? The boiler itself is very simple. It can come in various shapes and forms, but typic
Periodic Inspection Report (PIR) & Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK - WES ELECTRICAL An Electrical Installation Condition Report (E.I.C.R.) previously known as a Periodic Inspection Report (P.I.R) is like a M.O.T for the mains power electrical installation and wiring of your property. Some properties are required by law to conduct an E.I.C.R. at set intervals, depending on the type of use and if the public have access. There is no obligation for private domestic properties which are not rented out to have a valid E.I.C.R . but many property owners employ the services of a qualified electrician to conduct an E.I.C.R. to be aware in what condition the installation is. A report is only issued once all the circuits have been visually inspected and electrically tested. If the installation is considered to be in a good condition and complies with the regulations a ‘Satisfactory’ certificate is applied which gives the
1. Introduction The majority of landlords are proactive when it comes to ensuring the safety of their tenants and make a welcome contribution to the housing market. But a minority fail to do so, putting their tenants in danger as a result. These new Regulations require landlords in Glasgow to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who is qualified and competent, at least every 5 years. Landlords have to provide a copy of the electrical safety report to their tenants, and to their local authority if requested. This means that all landlords now have to do what good landlords already do: make sure the electrical installations in their rented properties are safe. The Regulations came into force on 1 June 2020 and form part of the Department’s wider work to improve safety in all residential premises and particularly in the private rented sector. This is a major step towards levelling up the private rented sector, making sure it will offer