Landlords Electrical Safety Compliance Services and HMO Certification
Landlords Electrical Safety Certificate
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020 and apply to all tenancies created on or after that date in England from 1 July 2020.
These new regulations require landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected at least every 5 years (maximum interval) and tested by a person who is qualified and competent.
Brown and Payne are fully experienced and qualified to complete the electrical inspection to the required standard, ensuring the safety of your property and that of your tenants. Once the inspection has been completed, you will be issued with an Electrical Condition Report (EICR) , advised and assisted with regards to any further action should it be required to achieve a satisfactory outcome.
Emergency Lighting (Testing & Maintenance)
The function of emergency lighting is to primarily enable the safe evacuation of tenants/staff members and/or the public in the event of power loss or emergency. In order to make sure that the system or fittings are fully functioning at all times, Emergency Lighting systems need to be correctly tested, maintained and serviced, which is a legal requirement.
We provide a full service for Emergency Lighting systems, from the original design and installation to regular inspection, testing and full certification.
Fire Alarm Servicing and Maintenance
Fire alarm systems are installed to protect you, your occupants/tenants and your building/contents. Everyone depends on this system functioning properly in the event of a fire, acting as an early warning system and enabling safe and timely evacuation. You have a legal obligation to ensure that this detection system is in good working order and adheres to current regulatory standards.
Our trained engineers can carry out installation, servicing, testing and inspection in accordance with BS5839-1 and offer you a cost effective way to ensure your system is operating correctly
Portable Appliance Testing, also known as PAT testing, is the examination or inspection of electrical appliances and equipment that ensures they are safe to use. PAT testing ensures that appliances and equipment are safe and helps to prevent electrical accidents in the workplace. PAT testing should be done on a routine basis and clear and concise records should be documented.
Electrical equipment can become damaged, develop faults, or the parts may deteriorate. This can happen for a number of reasons and if not identified can have serious consequences. Using electrical appliances or equipment that is not completely safe can result in serious injuries or even death.
A ‘PAT’ test checks electrical items to ensure they are safe for continued use. It should include both a visual examination and a more in-depth examination. Some electrical safety defects can only be found when the appliance is tested using specialist PAT testing equipment. The in-depth testing should include earth continuity, lead polarity, and insulation resistance checks.
Currently, legislation in the UK states that all businesses and workplaces must maintain all electrical equipment in a safe condition. Furthermore, businesses also have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their employees, tenants, and the general public.
PAT testing is the most efficient way of ensuring that a business is adhering to legislation.
Brown and Payne can competitively carry out all your PAT testing requirements, our service includes PAT testing labels and documented certification for your records.
PAT testing is highly recommended to ensure the effectiveness of the electrical equipment safety scheme and ensures maintenance schedules are adhered to. Establishing a clear record of equipment maintenance always demonstrates compliance with electric safety legislation.