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Electrical system testing

Electricity is very safe when used properly. Safety inspections check the electrical system within a property to make sure it is working properly and safely.

Following the Scottish Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 3 announcement, we are now expanding the range of repair and safety works we can carry out. This includes our programme of essential electrical safety checks to keep our tenants safe.

Electrical safety testing takes place every five years, disruption is minimal and the checks are vital to keep your home, family and community safe. We will let all our tenants know when these works are due to take place in their home and will follow strict health and safety measures to make sure our workforce and tenants are safe.

Electrical safety in your council house

Testing takes place every five years. The disruption is minimal and the checks are vital to keep your home, family and community safe.

As your landlord we are responsible for making sure that an electrical safety inspection is carried out on the electrical system within your home. The inspection will identify what, if anything, needs to be done to keep the electrical system in a safe working condition. 

Electrical testing will only be carried out by a registered electrician. We have produced a short video clip to show you what the electrical safety inspection involves.

How the process works

  • We will write to you advising that your property is due to have an Electrical System Inspection.

  • Our service provider will write to you giving two at least two weeks' advance notice of the test date.

  • You can change the date by calling our contractor Mears on 01698 486600.

  • Remember - this is a vital check and so it is important that you allow our contractor Mears access to complete the safety check.

  • Enforced access - if you repeatedly fail to provide access to Mears, we will legally force access to enable the inspection to be completed.

Please remember that you should not attempt to do any electrical work yourself. If you would like to make changes to the electrics within your home you must complete an Application for Alterations before any work takes place.

If you have any concerns about coronavirus or have any symptoms when your check is due to take place, please call the number provided on the letter to discuss.

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Page last updated:
09 Sep 2020

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