Domestic Installation Certificates
Every electrical item installed in a property must hold a full and valid Domestic Installation Certificate to prove its operational safety, as required by Building Regulations. Verification of these certificates may be required when selling your home.
Domestic Minor Works Certificates
Mainly necessary for small scale installations and alterations to electrical appliances and systems, Domestic Minor Works Certificates hold electricians accountable for all work they have carried out. This includes all fitting of, or changes to, appliances, rewiring, lighting systems and more, proving that all work has been performed in accordance with safety standards.
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
A common inspection that is carried out across all electrical appliances, PAT testing checks for safe operation of equipment to avoid the risk of faults and potential fire or electrocution hazards. This is particularly important (and legally required) certification for employees and licence holders of commercial properties to hold.
Get in touch with the team at VHL for more information or to request an electrical safety check today.
Periodic Inspection Report / Electrical Installation Condition Report
A complete check of all electrical systems and appliances within a property, a PIR/EICR inspects elements in detail, looking for wiring deficiencies, incorrect earthing or bonding, outlet overloading and any other potentially hazardous issues with electrical fittings.
It’s important to check these systems periodically, as even the best electrical installations can become unsafe over time. Homeowners are advised to have a PIR/EICR inspection at least once every ten years, while landlords and letting agents are expected to perform them more regularly – usually every 5 years, or during a changeover of tenancy.