Basic Electrical Awareness

What we will cover:

  • Basic principles of an electrical installation along with all the relevant legislation updates including HMO licence conditions, Housing Act 2020, wiring regulations and building regulations 
  • What you are permitted to do and when you will need to employ a qualified electrician 
  • The Electrical Installation Condition Report and how to interpret it 
  • A visual review of common electrical faults and completing an EICR report  
  • An overview of portable appliance testing (PAT) testing and the requirements to ensure your appliances are safe 
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
CPD Points Awarded4 standard
£100 for NRLA Members.
£120 for non-members.
eClassroom
Wednesday 16th June 2021
10:0016:00
Members: £100
Non Members: £120
eClassroom
Thursday 15th July 2021
10:0016:00
Members: £100
Non Members: £120
eClassroom
Thursday 5th August 2021
10:0016:00
Members: £100
Non Members: £120
eClassroom
Wednesday 29th September 2021
10:0016:00
Members: £100
Non Members: £120
eClassroom
Thursday 21st October 2021
10:0016:00
Members: £100
Non Members: £120
eClassroom
Thursday 25th November 2021
10:0016:00
Members: £100
Non Members: £120

Objectives

  • Understand the basic wiring and building regulations  
  • How to ensure you are aware of electrical faults and interpreting an EICR report  
  • Understand the purpose of PAT testing and what training is required to enable you to complete your own 

Background

There has always been a requirement for landlords to ensure their rental properties are electrically safe, however, how to achieve this was open to many differing interpretations until the Housing Act of 2020 which clarified the requirement for a satisfactory EICR for all properties. The course will give you an understanding of the impact of electrical works being carried out and the things to consider when making changes such as installing extra sockets. We will consider the obligations for completing an EICR and the requirement to ensure that all your appliances are safe for tenants to use via PAT testing or other methods.

Suitable for

  • All landlords
  • All letting/managing agents
  • HMO Managers
  • Housing Association employees