Last Updated on October 25, 2010 by Mark Lavington
Electrical safety is a serious business – unsafe electrical installations cause around 31 deaths, over 8,000 house fires and 1,150 serious injuries each year*. What’s more, most accidents can be prevented.
In this post we explore the importance of electrical safety advice for furnished holiday let owners. Statistically, rented properties such as furnished holiday lets are more at risk than owner/occupier homes, as they tend to get more wear and tear. As a holiday home owner it is your responsibility under the law to make sure that the electrics in your property are safe. The quay to keeping your paying guests safe is simple. When employing someone to carry out electrical work in your properties always use an NICEIC registered contractor.
NICEIC acts as the UK electrical contracting industry’s voluntary regulatory body for electrical safety matters. They hold a register of more than 25,000 contractors who are independently assessed on an annual basis to ensure that they comply with national safety standards and codes of practice.
All NICEIC registered contractors have undergone appropriate training and assessment and are able to self-certify their electrical work in compliance with Part P of the Building Regulations. To find an NICEIC registered electrician in your area visit http://www.niceic.com/
You may also find the following posts for holiday home owners of interest:
- Complying with fire safety law for sleeping accommodation providers
- Holiday home gas safety checks
- Solid fuel fire safety for holiday home owners
- Protect yourself and your guests from carbon monoxide poisoning
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