Under new regulations, landlords are required to have an electrical safety inspection conducted to ensure that the installation is in a safe condition. In this instance, the EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) was conducted by Medway Electrical Ltd for whom we were working as a sub-contractor. As you can see from some of the photos, this particular property failed in a number of areas.
This household had young children and pets and it was imperative that the remedial works were completed as quickly as possible to make it safe. Broken and loose sockets were replaced and new lighting installed. The tenant’s husband had attempted to remove the single socket after the washing machine caught fire! However, this left a potentially lethal situation where the loose cable shown was in fact ‘live’ and only protection was a bit of insulation tape applied to the end. I’m pleased to say the property has now been fully brought up to standard!