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Course of the Month: Basic Electrical Awareness

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

Our course of the month is Basic Electrical Awareness.

Electrical safety in the private rented sector is something that has come to the fore in recent weeks, with the Government recently announcing that it is going to be mandatory for landlords to carry out electrical safety checks in their properties every five years. The RLA will update landlords on the dates of this once these are announced by the Government.

In the meantime, it is vital as a landlord or a letting agent that you are clear on what your responsibilities around electrical safety are.

Our Basic Electrical Awareness course covers three main elements around electrical safety, including electrical installation, electrical installation condition reports (EICR) and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

The course is designed to make Landlords and Managing Agents more aware of EICR requirements and how to review a completed EICR. It will also teach you how to maintain the electrical installation and electrical equipment in a safe and compliant manner.

It is suitable for both landlords and agents who are new to the subject matter, as well as those who would like a refresher. As this is August’s Course of the Month, we are offering this new course at 10% off. The classroom course is taking place later this year, in London and Oldham. It will cost £134.10 for RLA members and £153.90 for non-RLA members.

Want to learn more about electrical safety? This topic is something that is on the agenda of our Future Renting conference in London this September. Ian Halton, of NAPIT will be talking through

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

With a degree in Journalism, she is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and creating social media content.

Before joining the RLA, Victoria worked in the University of Salford’s press office, and during University she represented Smooth Radio at events across the North West, as a member of the street team.

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