Electrical Safety Surveyor Scheme

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WHAT IS A ROUTINE VISUAL AND OPERATIONAL CHECK OF AN ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION?

A Routine Visual and Operational Check is a check in a domestic property and is designed to visually assess the condition of an existing electrical installation. This will help determine whether the installation has any obvious signs of damage, deficiencies or danger which require the attention of a competent registered electrician.

N.B. Completion of the course will not demonstrate the competence required to undertake full electrical inspection and testing work or complete Electrical Inspection Condition Reports (EICRs). A routine visual and operational check is in no way a substitute for an EICR but can be used to monitor the electrical installation between EICRs. It is designed to allow you to advise your clients on whether their electrical system or a particular installation needs to be inspected by a competent, registered electrician.

The inspection check will look at typical aspects such as: 

  • Consumer unit damage or breakages  
  • Lighting, condition of fittings  
  • Sockets, deterioration or damage
  • Protective bonding presence, location and signs of damage
  • Operation of switches where appropriate
  • Presence and routine checks of RCDs
  • Previous electrical certificate and reports 

WHO IS THE COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

This course would be suitable for qualified property surveyors and energy assessors who are looking to expand their offering to homeowners. This course is not appropriate for those with current electrical qualifications as they are already well placed to offer routine visual and operational checks. 

WHAT ARE THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTRICS?

Each year around 10,000 A&E admissions for electric shocks are recorded in England and around 4,000 accidental domestic fires are caused by electrical distribution systems in Great Britain, resulting in hundreds of casualties and numerous deaths.

WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL MARKET?

All landlords are required to keep in repair and proper working order installations for the supply of electricity in their property. This can be demonstrated by observing an appropriate regime of regular checks (Routine Visual and Operational Checks for example are recommended once a year), but landlords often lack the knowledge or time to carry out these inspections themselves.

INTRODUCTORY PRICE

We are pleased to be able to offer you training in Routine Visual and Operational Checks of electrical installations for an introductory price of just £375 + VAT. The training is approved by an independent awarding organisation and the fee includes your first year's membership of our SAVA Electrical Safety Surveyor Scheme in conjunction with NAPIT*.  (*additional lodgement and insurance fees apply) 

This is a unique offer where benefits include: 

  • Access to NAPIT's member forum
  • Free attendance at NAPIT events and Trade Association Meetings
  • Access valuable technical resources including a technical helpline
  • Joint SAVA/NAPIT ID Badge

WHY ATTEND?

The course is: 

  • Approved by an independent awarding organisation
  • Focused on improving electrical safety at the point of sale and within the rental housing sector that is currently subject to increasing levels of regulation
  • Tailored to give independent assessors and surveyors the skills to provide a Routine Visual and Operational Check for electrical installations

DATES

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