The Code of Practice for the Management of Electrotechnical Care in Social Housing has three main points:
All electrical installation work must be carried out by competent, qualified engineers. Subsequent inspections should be carried out by individuals with a Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (QCF) – or equivalent. An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) should be produced following an inspection with any remedial work identified and completed within a defined time frame.
The electrical installations in a domestic tenanted property should be inspected and tested at least every 5 years, and at change of occupancy (including voids and mutual exchanges). This frequency should be increased if risk levels are thought to be high.
To help standardize access procedures, the code suggests that three documented access attempts should be made when attempting to undertake essential electrical inspections. These should give adequate notice to the tenant, provide information on why it is important to allow access, and explain what will happen if access is not permitted.
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