Mandatory 5 Year Electrical Certificates

For full information please click on the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-tougher-electrical-safety-standards-to-protect-private-tenants

The mandatory 5 year electrical certificates will require a qualified electrician to carry out an inspection and testing of the dwelling to determine the electrical safety of the installation. A report will be provided identifying whether the installation is deemed satisfactory or unsatisfactory in relation to current regulations and it will outline recommendations for improvements together with expected associated costs.  Find out more.

Recommendations for improvement will be broken down into the following categories:

Category - C1

Action:

Requires immediate attention (will need rectifying on site)

Common Faults:

  • No main earth to property - requires PME
  • Exposed live conductors - missing parts to accessories
  • No earth to sockets

Category - C2

Action:

Requires urgent attention.

Common Faults:

  • No 30mA RCD protection to socket circuits
  • No 30Ma RCD protection to shower circuit
  • No 30Ma RCD protection to circuits in bathroom zones
  • No bonding to gas
  • No bonding to water
  • Incomplete ring final circuits
  • No earth on lighting circuit where metal fittings and switches are present
  • MCBs overrated for cable
  • Basic insulation visible outside enclosures
  • Bathroom fans in zone 1 not low voltage
  • Cracked switches, sockets, lights
  • No enclosures around connectors in ceiling

Category - C3

Action:

Improvement recommended.

Common Faults:

  • No 30mA RCD protection to circuits buried within the fabric of the building
  • No isolation to bathroom fans
  • Downlights not fire rated
  • No schedule of circuit details
  • No mixed wiring sticker
  • No RCD test notice (if RCD present)

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