April 23, 2024

Gas and Electrical Safety Checks for Victorian Rental Providers

Victorian rental providers are obligated to arrange a gas and electrical safety check every two years.

What is a Gas and Electricity Safety Check?

Under Victorian legislation, rental providers – property managers, and owners – are responsible to ensure gas appliances and electrical installations, fittings, and appliances are in safe working order. This is referred to as a gas or electrical safety check and, legally must be carried out every two years. You can read more about the legislation here.

Rental providers need to understand their obligations and have an effective service supplier in place to manage their risk and ensure compliance.

What gets checked?

Licenced Electricians and Gas Plumbers are required to carry out gas and electrical safety inspections. Upon completion, they should provide a compliance report to your agency.

The electrical service includes:

  • Switchboard inspection and tests
  • Smoke alarm testing
  • Earth continuity tests
  • Power point and light switch tests
  • Electrical appliance inspection
  • Electrical installation audit report

The gas service includes:

  • Measuring carbon monoxide emissions
  • Checking for gas leaks
  • Ensuring gas appliances are safe for operation
  • Checking gas appliances have been correctly installed and are compliant
  • Negative pressure testing

We make it quick and easy to manage the process for you

Smoke Alarms Australia has a dedicated team of qualified electricians and gas plumbers to manage the process from start to finish for you. Our end-to-end subscription service means no surprises, with services billed separately. Plus, our industry leading Victorian customer portal allows the Agency to see the whole portfolio in a single view, with an easy option to order the extra services. 

Switching to Smoke Alarms Australia is easy with the assistance of your dedicated Business Relationship Manager (BRM) who will help manage the process so you can get on with your property management.

Licence - NSW 225414C, VIC 24374, ACT 2014903, QLD 73281, WA EC011144
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