Statement of Intent

Housing 21 (we) will inspect all installations in communal and domestic areas of our residential and office premises. We will ensure a properly qualified engineer inspects and provides an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) at least every five years or more frequently where our risk assessments suggest that it is appropriate, taking into consideration safety, maintenance (reactive and proactive), Asset Management activities, tenant profiling, external influences, and budget management.

We will carry out an EICR whenever we regain possession of a property e.g., at the end of a tenancy, including when the property is void (empty), when new tenants move in or when a mutual exchange takes place if the property does not have an EICR dated within the last five years. If an EICR has not been completed within the last five years, an inspection will be undertaken to confirm the electrical installation is safe for continue use.

We will comply with all relevant legislation including, but not limited to, the requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

We will use all recognised routes including, where necessary, taking legal action to gain access to obtain a compliant certificate.

We will test our portable appliances (PAT testing) according to risk profile; between 24-48 months.

We will maintain accurate asset information.

We will seek independent assurance and challenge on our performance, reporting on our performance about electrical safety to the Executive Team and Board.

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