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Electrical Safety for Landlords
Who is the course for?
This course is has been specially designed for landlords who wish to develop a better understanding of how best to ensure electrical safety in their properties.
Why take the course?
If you're a landlord, you have a legal obligation to ensure all installations for the supply of electricity in the properties you let are safe at the beginning of a tenancy and maintained in a safe condition for its duration, as specified in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
If the electrics in your property are unsafe, it could lead to an electrical fire, electric shock or electrocution. This course will provide expert advice to help you avoid these risks and their associated costs.
It is delivered by NAPIT Training, a leading training provider for professional electricians.
How long will it take?
The course covers three core modules over the course of one day.
What will I learn?
You will gain valuable insights into basic electrical awareness, Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) to help you better understand and meet your duty of care.
Module 1 - Basic Electrical Awareness
- Legal obligations
- Wiring Regulations and Part P compliance
- Building Regulations notification and Competent Persons
- Certificates (Minor Works and EICs)
- Incoming supply and earthing arrangements
- Consumer Units
- Rewireables, MCBs, RCDs, RCBOs and their merits
- Ring mains, Radial circuits and common problems
- Lightning Circuits
- Part F, Ventilation
- Smoke hoods and fire prevention: regulations, recommendations and Manufacturer's Instructions
Module 2 - Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs)
- Visual inspection vs. an actual inspection
- How much should you have inspected?
- How often should you have an inspection?
- Who should carry out the inspection?
- How do you prove it is safe and why do you need to?
- When should you extend inspections?
Module 3 - Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
- Code of practice
- Visual or combined inspection?
- Inspection periods and labels
- Classification of products (class 1 and 2)
- Extension leads and fixed appliances
- Best practice
No previous experience or qualifications are required. This course assumes no prior electrical knowledge.
However, it is recommended that you take a look at any accessible electrics in your property prior to attending. This will help you to better apply the understanding you will have acquired on completion of the course.
On Completion of the Course
You will have the knowledge and confidence to ensure electrical safety best practice is followed in your properties. This will help you to keep your tenants safe and comply with your legal obligations.
Continuous Professional Development
Remember that Continuous Professional Development points (CPD) apply to RLA courses. You can also get CPD points for being a member of the Residential Landlords Association.
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Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme
This course is worth 4 basic CPD points with the Residential Landlords Association Accreditation Scheme
RLAAS is a national scheme who aim to encourage, acknowledge and actively promote good standards and management practice by owners and to assist owners and tenants to undertake their respective responsibilities to each other.
RLAAS is open to all landlords who operate in the private sector, and accreditation is FREE. Members of RLAAS also receive a discount when enroling for a course operated by the Residential Landlord's Association.
To find out more, and what RLAAS means to landlords and tenants across the country, visit the RLAAS website.