Faulty electrical supplies can cause serious injury or death. Damaged or faulty equipment can lead to electrical shocks, fires and explosions.
How do we manage this risk?
We have an ongoing programme of checks and maintenance of communal electrical supplies as well as those in your home. In this programme we provide Electrical Installation Condition Reports on all communal electrical supplies. If we spot any damaged or faulty systems we will carry out required repairs. In every case our electricians will always make sure electrical supplies are safe before they leave the property.
We will respond to any reports of damaged or faulty supplies and we may need to turn off some or all power if we cannot make it safe on the first visit. We will always repair the supply as soon as possible. In some cases we may need to prioritise repairs in the homes of more vulnerable residents.
What should you know and do about the risk?
Please do not carry out your own electrical repairs. If you think a socket in your property or an electrical supply in a communal area is damaged or faulty please tell your housing officer straight away, or if you're a homeowner you will need to arrange for an electrician to attend.
If you think any electrical items in your home are damaged then contact a professional electrician for advice.
It’s important to maintain any electrical items in your home and make sure they are undamaged, always be conscious not to overload your sockets.