Detector Inspector's electrical safety service provides peace of mind that all electrical appliances, installations and fittings at a property are safe and compliant.
What are the risks of unsafe electrical services in the home?
Electrical incidents injure or kill more than 800 Victorians every year, with ~75 involving children at home. Electrical faults can lead to electric shock and fires.
Our data reveals that at least 1 in every 10 rental properties has a critical safety issue with its electrical service that represents a significant health risk to renters.
Get the protection you need with our electrical safety service
Safety checks of electrical appliances, fixtures and installations at least every 2 years keep renters safe from the danger associated with electrical faults and ensure owners and property managers are fulfilling their obligations. As of March 2021, changes to the Residential Tenancies Act in Victoria have made these checks mandatory.
Servicing is carried out by one of our licensed electricians, supported by our advanced workflow technology that ensures the service is completed in accordance with all applicable standards, codes and legislation.
Learn more about what to expect from our electrical safety service
Compliant by design
We have worked closely and collaboratively with Energy Safe Victoria and Victorian Building Authority to ensure that our electrical safety service meets all the requirements outlined in the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021.
Complete peace of mind
We digitally record communications, technician notes and geo-located photos for every element of our services and you receive a detailed Service Report after the completion of every safety check.
Always on support
Our dedicated renter support line, agency support line and after hours support mean we’re here when you need us with the right information from trained staff who can answer your questions or have easy access to those who will.
Lots of inclusions
To reduce the hassle around the electrical service, with our Safer Home plan, we include things like replacement of faulty or damaged safety switches, standard light switches and power points. There’s more. It’s all part of our service.
No call out fees
When you’re enrolled in the Safer Home plan, there’s no call out fees for issues with the property’s electrical service between visits (limited exclusions apply)
Every 2 years, our electrical safety service includes
A thorough switchboard inspection including a condition and safety check, insulation resistance test (where required) and RCD/safety switch test. We use specialised instruments with integrated digital reporting to accurately store the test results as a record of compliance
Power point tests
Earth loop and polarity tests of all accessible power points
Electrical appliance inspection
A thorough inspection of all owner provided electrical appliances, checking for damage to plugs, leads and casings
Replacement of faulty items
Replacement of faulty or damaged safety switches, circuit breakers and standard light switches and power points
14-point safety check
A full 14-point safety check of the switchboard and each owner supplied electrical appliance, including a comprehensive compliance check of the property against the Australian Standards
A digital Electrical Service Report provided upon completion of each service
At Detector Inspector we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service for our clients to ensure complete peace of mind.
Electrical safety service pricing
Includes a full service and maintenance check on electrical appliances, installations and fittings every 2 years
+GST every 2 years
Electrical installations, fittings and appliances must be accessible in order to be included in the electrical service.
Electrical safety & compliance obligations have significantly increased for Victorian owners and their property managers as the changes to the Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (Vic) have become law on 29 March 2021.
As an owner, you have a duty of care to your renters that, under the changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic), shall include completing regular safety checks of various services including gas and electrical services at your property by a properly qualified professional.
An electrical safety check is more than just a switchboard test and is not just an appliance service. An electrical safety check includes a comprehensive service and testing of all electrical installations and fittings within the property.
Under the new regulations, effective 29 March 2021:
- The owner must ensure an electrical safety check of all electrical appliances, installations and fittings is conducted every 2 years by a licensed or registered electrician;
- The owner must provide the renter with the date of the most recent safety check upon request; and
- If an electrical safety check has not been conducted within the last 2 years the owner must arrange one as soon as practicable upon a renter occupying the premises.
A record of an electrical safety check must include the following information:
- The name of the licensed or registered electrician who conducted the check;
- The licence or registration number of the licensed or registered electrician who conducted the check;
- The date the check was conducted; and
- The results of the check, including any repairs that were required and actions taken to address the repair.
- For more information see the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2021
The advice provided in these guidelines is of a general nature only and is a summary of the main legislation and regulations affecting residential safety and compliance for the services and in the states described. It is not to be treated as a comprehensive appraisal of all applicable legislation and regulations in force. This advice does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. The advice is a summary of guidelines published by state and territory government websites. Accordingly, we have relied on the accuracy of the content published by the relevant websites in compiling this advice. You should seek legal or other professional advice before acting or relying on any of the content.