Victoria’s energy safety watchdog will review the state’s entire electrical inspection regime to stamp out dodgy work.

Energy Safe Victoria on Friday announced an independent review, starting with a look into the inspection and certification of solar system installations.

“There has been small but worrying trend of defects found post-inspection that required rectification work,” director Marnie Williams said in a statement.

“This trend must be reversed immediately and the review is the right way to determine what needs to be done.”

Electrical inspectors are licensed by the regulator who checks the work of electricians on major or complex installations.

This includes solar installations, household electrical wiring, mains switchboards and high voltage installations.

“This is an opportunity to take stock of where we are at the moment, how electrical inspectors operate and how we can make improvements,” Ms Williams said.

ESV will get independent consultants to carry out the review, with input from affected groups.

The interim report is due in August and will make recommendations for short-term changes and improvements.

The second stage of the review will canvass the the entire regime.

The final report is due by December.