Are you a landlord? Is someone you know a landlord? If so, do you know that you have a legal responsibility to ensure that the electrical installations and appliances within your properties are safe to use?
In 2019, 58% of house fires were caused by electricity in Northern Ireland [Electrical Safety First]. As a landlord you must take all reasonable steps to keep your tenants safe.
This webinar is designed to provide private Landlord’s with essential knowledge and resources to help avoid injury, claims, fines and reputational damage. This webinar is delivered by an experienced trainer who is also a private Landlord of multiple properties.
Fire, electric shock or electrocution are the potential outcomes if your rented property’s electrical system is not correctly maintained. When things go wrong, ultimately the Landlord is responsible and is the person who is most likely to appear as the defendant in court. This webinar will equip you with the knowledge to help you develop or improve your policies and practices towards compliance and electrical safety standards.
- Legislation around electrical safety in the rented sector
- Electrical installation safety checks
- Fundamentals of electrical installations
- Qualified and competent persons
- Periodic Inspection Reports including documentation
- Carrying out improvements
- Record keeping
- Portable Appliance Testing
- Fire alarm/carbon monoxide and emergency lighting
Whether you are involved professionally or semi-professionally in managing rentals or buy to let properties, you cannot afford to ignore the danger of exposing your tenants to electrical accidents, fires or even death. A recent study by Electrical Safety First found that 1.7 million private renters reported electrical concerns that were either ignored by their landlords or were acted upon too slowly.
ETT’s Landlords Electrical Safety Webinar will help explain the legal requirements and practical steps that can be taken to help ensure your properties are safe, reducing the risk of electrical accidents and exposure to financial penalties and even criminal prosecution.
Put simply, you cannot afford to ignore your electrical safety obligations!
This webinar is intended to provide helpful advice and is not a definitive statement of law.