Electrical safety for council tenants

Did you know that around 10% of domestic fires are caused by electrical faults? Or that there are over 2000 electrical shock accidents every year?

Looking after electrical equipment is vital. Just because something works does not mean it is safe.

Make sure you have safe electrical appliances in your home by registering your appliances as soon as you buy them.

You have to obtain permission before carrying out any works to the electrical installations in your home. Your estate office will need confirmation that any electrical works are carried out by a competent person.

Any company, or person carrying out works on the electrical installation should be registered with the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC).

For more information on electrical safety in domestic households go to the NICEIC website external link).

Page last updated:

May 30, 2022