Safety of the electrical installations and equipment in domestic houses
Existing electro technical installations and equipment must, according to the Dutch Woningwet meet the demands of safety and hygiene as is determined in the Dutch Bouwbesluit for existing buildings.
Legally the owner of a building or house is responsible for the safety of the electrical installation. The local government is responsible for first-
For house owners there is (still) no formal legal obligation to a, periodic, verification of the safety of an electrical installation and its appliances.
But, due to usage, aging and conditional changes there will be aging of these installations and appliances and it is highly advisable to perform a regular check on proper operation and correct functionality.
The method on how to judge the safety of such an installation has been laid down by the UNETO-