Do I need an Electrical Safety Inspection for Insulation?
Yes, it is a requirement that all homes undergo a pre-installation Electrical Safety Inspection undertaken by a licensed electrician which will be organised by your vendor. The inspection will be carried out to ensure that the electrical system is assessed as being safe and in good condition, and compatible with installation of insulation in the areas to be accessed during the installation, such as the roof space or under floor areas.
The purpose of the inspection is to minimise any safety risks for the insulation installers, and to reduce the risk of fires or electrocution following the installation.
Where arranged by the vendor, the cost of the Electrical Safety Inspection must be itemised separately on the written quote for insulation and can be covered by the customer’s Energy Saver Loan if the customer elects to proceed with the installation and the loan is approved. If the customer does not wish to go ahead with the insulation installation due to the results of the Electrical Safety Report or the customer’s loan is declined the customer will still need to pay for the Report.
If any rectification work needs to be undertaken it can be included in the Energy Saver Loan Scheme as long as that work is arranged by the vendor and completed by a licensed electrician. If the property owner choses to bring in their own licensed electrician to undertake this work it can not be included in the loan amount.