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Electrical Safety Checks

Victorian Residential Rental Property’s require Electrical Safety Checks be conducted every 2 years, to ensure specified Safety standards are maintained in accordance with the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.

Whats Involved

Required Every 2 Year’s as per the Residential Tenancies Act.

Visual inspection and limited testing by a registered electrician in accordance with Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 and Section 3 & 4 of AS/NZS 3019 “Electrical Installations-Periodic verifications”. Minor repairs for standard material such as power points, light switches and RCD’s replacements.

Comprehensive report detailing all components of installation checked upon completion.

Includes complimentary Smoke Alarm check (On Request only – does not include faulty or expired Smoke Alarm replacements, an additional cost of $50+GST per Smoke Alarm for supply & install).

Cost: $270 (price includes GST) every 2 years.

What We Do

Our highly qualified A Grade Electrician’s are trained to evaluate the safety standards required to provide an in-depth Electrical Safety Check, in line with the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021. Our team work’s hard to deliver technical knowledge and experience, to ensure your Rented Premises is well looked after!

Safety Check’s that take into account the age of the property and it’s installation, in order to assess the installations need for compliance rectification, and safety for continued use in line with Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.

Backed by a technical internal quality review before the report is submitted, to ensure customer satisfaction.

Understanding The Requirements

The Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021 require all residential rented premises’ to have an Electrical Safety Check conducted every 2 years by a licensed or registered electrician. 

This requires the check of all electrical installations, fixtures and fittings carried out in accordance with section 4 of AS/NZS 3019 “Electrical installations—Periodic verification”, as published or amended from time to time

Section 4 of AS/NZS 3019 “Electrical
installations-Periodic verifications”

Visual inspection and limited testing of the electrical installation to verify it’s safety for continued use.

​Inspection of;

  • Cabling
  • Main Earthing conductor
  • Power outlets
  • Lamp holders & Lamps
  • Switchboard
  • Residual Current Devices/Circuit Breakers
  • Overhead wires, mains entry box & their entry points
  • Electrical Fixtures & Fittings

Limited testing of;

  • Earth continuity
  • Equipotential bonding
  • Polarity and correct connections
  • Leakage current
  • Residual Current Device providing interruption of electrical supply at tolerance level

 

MANDATORY CHANGES BEFORE 29 MARCH 2023

On and from 29 March 2023, in relation to electrical safety, all power outlets and lighting circuits in the rented premises are to be connected to—

  1. a switchboard-type Circuit Breaker that complies with AS/NZS 3000, “Electrical Installations”, as published from time to time; and
  2. a switchboard-type Residual Current Device that complies with—
    1. AS/NZS 3190, “Approval and test specification—Residual current devices (current operated earth-leakage devices)”, as published from time to time; or
    2. AS/NZS 61008.1, “Residual current operated circuit-breakers without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCBOs): Part 1: General rules”, as published from time to time; or
  • AS/NZS 61009.1, “Residual current operated circuit-breakers with integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses (RCCBs) Part 1: General rules”, as published from time to time.