Plus Dane is legally responsible for your safety when it comes to fixed electrical wiring in your home. By law, we are required to:
Please let us in to your home to do these important checks and complete any repairs, so you know your home is safe; our qualified electricians will also check that your smoke detectors are working properly, and replace them if they’re not. We’ll also check your smoke detectors as part of your annual gas service.
We do not have responsibility to maintain or carry out safety checks for any appliances you own or install yourself. You have a responsibility to allow our teams into your home to make any repairs and complete any safety checks.
An electrical safety check confirms that the electrical installation in your home has been assessed and is safe to use. These are called Electrical Installation Condition Reports or EICRs.
It confirms that any recent electrical work meets the UK national standards and that your home is safe. Plus Dane will also upgrade parts of the system to further safeguard you with devices such as Residual Current Devices (RCDs). These are life-saving devices designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock. We may also install non-combustible boards.
Our teams will carry out a periodic inspection and test of the electrical installation in your home at least every five years, or when there is a change in tenancy.
Testing will involve a full visual inspection of your electrical system and accessories. Our electricians will advise you which rooms they need to access to complete the tests and checks, including socket outlets, light switches, light fittings and electric storage heater points. Where we spot an issue or fault, or we need to replace an accessory, we will do our best to complete the work during the appointment to make your home safe. Once the testing and any works have been completed, our engineers will advise you of any changes that they have made; such as the installation of RCD protection or new smoke detectors. They will also show you how to use them.
If you experience a meter leak or a power cut, do the following straight away:
Your electricity network operator owns the cables which run up to your meter and is responsible for any issues or faults affecting these.
Call Plus Dane immediately on 0800 169 2988 if you think there is a problem with your electrics.
Did you know that faulty household appliances and ‘white goods’ like washing machines, fridges and tumble dryers are the cause of about 60 fires in the UK every week. The Grenfell Tower tragedy was found to have been caused by a faulty fridge.
Here are a few things you can do to reduce the risk of an electrical fire happening in your home:
Never use water on a live electrical fire, you should only use a multi-purpose, powder extinguisher (with a blue stripe on the canister) or foam extinguisher (with a cream stripe).