Safety Compliance Checks: What Are They And Do I Need One?
As of 2021, it is now mandatory for landlords to ensure that an electrical safety check is completed by a licensed electrician every two years.
Some of the things that these checks cover include:
If the safety check reveals that any electrical repairs are required the electrician will make note of this on the report. The homeowner must then hire a Registered Electrical Contractor to complete the repairs as soon as practical.
You will also need to complete a “smoke alarms only check” once every 12 months.
The electrician should provide a record of the electrical safety check, which must include:
Your electrician should provide you with an electrical safety chek report as per this one from the ESV website: https://esv.vic.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/ElectricalSafetyChecklist_May2021.pdf
A record of the most recent electrical safety check must be kept until a record of the next safety check is created.