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Electrical Testing and Rewiring

Electrical Testing and Rewiring

Safe electrical upgrading 2023-27 (main contractor A C Gold)
The electrical programme has been restricted due to the Coronavirus pandemic but due to the lifting of restrictions the programme has recommenced. All occupiers whose homes are included in the programme will be contacted by letter. Please be assured all our engineers have been issued with the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to keep themselves and you safe at all times. We would ask that when the engineer enters your property if you could please keep a safe distance from him at least 2 metres or please stay in another room while the work is carried out.

This programme is part of Clackmannanshire Council's ongoing commitment to bring all of its housing stock up to meet the Scottish Housing Quality Standard and ensuring our houses meet and attain the modern electrical standards and ultimately keep our tenants safe in their homes.

Due to a change in the electrical regulations in 2013, we are obliged to carry out full electrical tests on all properties every 5 years (previously every 10 years) or at every change of let.

When testing is due on a property, all tenants will be sent a letter informing them of inclusion in the safe electrical programme and will be provided with an information booklet from the Council. Our contractor will then send a letter with appointment details for the initial electrical test. Following this test, tenants are advised about any further works that will be required to bring their electrical system up to the level of current regulations. This is mainly non intrusive work and findings from the electrical testing will determine the levels of upgrading required for each house. Scope of works will include the fitting of hardwired smoke detection systems to LD2 standards to all houses in the programme.

Addresses throughout Clackmannanshire are included in the programme on an ongoing basis dependant on when houses were last serviced. All void houses are checked in terms of electrical safety prior to being re-let.

Our Electrical Testing information booklet is available to view or download from this page. If you require any further information, please contact our Electrical team on 01259 452000 or email

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For Further Information Contact

Housing Investment Team
Kelliebank, ALLOA, FK10 1NT
Tel: 01259 452000