Compliance Policy Development – Electric

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How to ensure your Electric Policy is compliant 

As a specialist property compliance consultant, Pennington Choices regularly review and redevelop compliance policies for social housing providers.  Included within this is the improvement and development of Gas, Electric, Asbestos, Fire and water Hygiene policies.

Pennington Choices is unique in the marketplace because our employees include technical experts from a Gas, Electric, Asbestos, Fire and Water Hygiene background, as well as housing practitioners who have gained invaluable experience managing property compliance at both an operational and executive level. Our Compliance Health Checks will identify any compliance gaps and risks, and includes policy review. We undertake Compliance Health Checks for a diverse range of social housing providers nationally and using our knowledge and experience we are well placed to ensure social housing providers achieve policy compliance.

What social housing providers need to factor into their Electric Policy

Below are some of the inclusions you need to be incorporating into your electric policy:

  • Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 plus others
  • Electrical Safety Councils: Landlords Guide to Electrical Safety 2009
  • System must be tested and safe at the start of all new tenancies
  • System must be maintained in a safe condition throughout the tenancy
  • Periodically inspected and tested – no longer than 5 years from previous inspection

For further information on what other inclusions to incorporate into your Electric Policy to ensure it is compliant with current regulation, legislation and codes of practice, as well as information about our electric policy writing services, please email

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