An “Electrical Safety Certificate”, in simple terms, is a certificate that affirms the safety of electrical installations in a property. By displaying an electrical safety certificate, you make it clear that the electrical systems and appliances in your property have been installed safely. It is recommended that periodic checks are made to ensure the continued maintenance of these standards, but what, exactly, are those standards? Here, London Electricians examine what an electrical safety certificate is in a little more detail, and explain why it’s important.
Back to basics
While the official inspection should be carried by a fully accredited professional, such as an electrician, there are a number of checks you can carry out yourself to ensure that your property is safe. For example, checking that lights aren’t constantly flickering, that all wiring is completely safe, and that all appliances carry the CE marking, are all great starting points. If any of these three points aren’t checked off, then consult a professional. They will know what needs fixing, and will also check for other dangers if you’re unsure.
Why it’s important
So, you’ve carried out the necessary checks, and everything is up to standard. While the certification isn’t a legal requirement in all circumstances, it is extremely important to maintain the safety of electrical installations. The dangers of poor electrical standards aren’t worth taking a risk over; electrical accidents can be extremely severe. People are aware of this, and want to be reassured before they rent a property. The electrical safety certificate provides prospective residents or owners with that assurance.
Here at London Electricians, we are able to provide our customers with a number of proven testing methods. Our certification services start from £95 + VAT, and you can find out more about how to book an appointment on our electrical safety certificate page. To contact us more generally regarding our electrician services, call us on 020 8728 9179 or fill out one of our online contact forms.