Every home that has foil insulation installed under the Government’s Home Insulation Program will undergo an electrical safety inspection, Environment Minister Peter Garrett announced today.
Mr Garrett said the move to a full program of electrical safety inspections followed the findings of inspections to date which had identified examples of ‘live’ insulation in roofs.
“I have made this decision today after reviewing the results of insulation electrical safety inspections conducted so far and believe this is the right move to provide certainty for households about the quality and safety of their insulation job,” Mr Garrett said. “Householder safety is the absolute priority under this program. This full program of electrical safety inspections for foil insulation reinforces that commitment."
“In order to ensure this is rolled out as quickly as possible the program for inspections will roll out in two ways."
“In the first instance a householder will be able to engage any licensed electrician to conduct a safety inspection, and where necessary, rectification work related to the installation of foil insulation under the HIP. “This will ensure that householders will not be out of pocket for any inspection or rectification works. The licenced electrician will be able to seek reimbursement of the costs from the Commonwealth".
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