Part P is an electrical safety law within the Building Regulations and was introduced by the Government on 1st January 2005.
What is the Aim of Part P?
The aim of Part P is to further enhance the protection of homeowners, improve electrical safety in the home and prevent life-threatening accidents which are caused by faulty electrics.
What will happen if I donít have Part P?
If homeowners do not have Part P approval, they may face problems
when trying to sell their home.
What work must be done by a qualified electrician?
The law requires an electrician registered with a
Government-approved scheme, such as NICEIC to carry out most
electrical work in the home, and once the work is finished, provide
you with Part 'P' approval.
What work can Homeowners do by themselves?
Homeowners can only carry out DIY electrics if they can inspect and
test that it is safe for use. To comply with the law, homeowners
must notify their local building control office before any work is
carried out and pay the appropriate fee for an inspection.
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