Electrical safety


If you have a power cut, call 105 to report this


Click the thumbnail below to view important electrical fire safety leaflet by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, that you can also download and save.



All LSH accredited accommodation providers must supply a valid electrical installation condition report (EICR) for their properties. This report covers the ‘fixed’ electrical parts of the property, like the wiring, plug sockets, light fittings and the consumer unit (fuse box). It does not cover electrical appliances, such as fridges, televisions etc., which are instead inspected as part of a portable appliance test (PAT test).


Accommodation providers have a legal obligation to keep the electrical installations in their property safe and in proper working order. It is been best practice for all landlords to organise periodic inspections and testing and to provide a report to the tenant. As part of the terms of the LSH Standards, we will only accept EICRs for a maximum period of 5 years, even if the electrician has issued it for a longer period.


For more information on electrical safety standards in the private rented sector, please see this handy guide for tenants.



Priority services register


In the event of a power cut, you may be eligible for additional support from your energy supplier if you:


  • are over the age of 60.
  • are disabled or have a long-term medical condition.
  • are recovering from an injury.
  • have a hearing or sight condition.
  • have a mental health condition.
  • are pregnant or have children under 5.
  • have extra communication needs (such as if you don’t speak or read English well).

To apply, you will need to contact your energy supplier (if you are unsure who this is, check with your accommodation provider). You'll need to register again with any new supplier if you (or your accommodation provider) switch supplier. You will also receive additional help.