Part P was set up in 2005 for the purpose of minimising the number of fatalities and injuries that was caused by poor quality of electrical work in homes. One of the requirements of Part P is that all domestic electrical work be completed to the minimum standards. The higher risk electrical work requires that there is a check by the building control body to ensure that the electrician is competent to approve his own work.
The importance of Part P is to ensure that consumers are guaranteed that the works completed in their homes are to satisfactory safety standards. For any professional electrician, registering with Part P ensures that any higher risk work they do can be checked to make sure it is acceptable.
The significance of Part P registration
The building regulations oversee certain building work, such as the welfare, health and safety of people inside and around buildings. Part P regulations set requirements that are functional and show ways that electrical contractors should meet when it comes to higher risk building situations.
Part P requires that there be a reasonable provision when designing and installing electrical installations, so that adequate protection from injury or fire is made for persons who alter, operate or maintain the electrical installations.
The regulatory body overseeing building work protects householders, especially those with limited electrical information and knowledge, ensuring that the work they pay the electrician is done properly.
Part P requires that all electrical work follow the technical rules set out in the British Standards requirements for electrical installation. The electrician also follows the rule to test and inspect electrical work based on how complex the work is and the competence of the electrician who carries out the work.
The type of electrical work that Part P permits include: fitting a new circuit, replacing unit for consumers and wiring the house. Also altering the locations such as outdoors, bathrooms and kitchens that are hazardous are permitted. However Part P does not permit any alterations, replacements and repairs anywhere else in the house.
The importance of the introduction of Part P is that small businesses including traders that carry out a large number of electrical works be giving incentives to register with the Competent Person Schemes. This lowers the cost that could have been used to pay the building control fees and saves time that could have been used to notify the building control body.
Part P also plays the role of supporting the government policies on smart meters, by making sure domestic electricians carry out the electrical installation work in homes in a competent manner.
Make Sure Your Electrician in Southend-on-Sea is Part P Registered
Part P registration is hugely important, and here at Powerlec Electrical & Testing Ltd we take registrations, regulations and accreditations seriously. As a result, on top of our Part P registration we are also members of the NICEIC for electrical installation and Trustmark approved for your peace of mind.
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