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Building Regulations and Part P

Part P is an amendment of the Building Regulations introduced by the government, effective from January 1st 2005.

The Part P requirement is that "Reasonable provision shall be made in the design and installation of electrical installations in order to protect persons operating, maintaining or altering the installations from fire or injury." In short, electrical installations must be safe!

Part P applies to fixed electrical installations in domestic dwellings (including gardens and shared amenities in blocks of flats). It affects many of the typical jobs undertaken by electrical contractors and DIYers, particularly work carried out in kitchens and bathrooms.

Work affected by Part P is subject to notification to, and inspection by, building control. This can take time and costs money. The solution to this problem is self-certification.

Part P Competent Person Schemes were introduced to allow assessed contractors to self-certify that their work complies with all applicable requirements of the Building Regulations.

Self-certification benefits the householder because they don't have to pay building control fees or submit a building notice, this is all taken care of under the scheme.

In addition, you have the important reassurance that by using a Competent Person, they have been independently assessed and certified as competent to carry out the work.