Introduction to Part P

In the Regulatory Impact Assessment, the Government estimated that approximately 30% of electrical accidents could be prevented through regulation and that this would justify bringing electrical work in dwellings under Building Regulations control.

Part P of the Building Regulations became a legal requirement in January 2005 and was designed to cover the different aspects of electrical safety for dwellings. (Places of employment fall outside the scope of Part P, but have their own legislation and PAT testing  requirements)

Part P states 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.”

More recently, in an attempt to provide greater clarity of the requirement and to make enforcement more proportionate to the risk, a new version of the Part P document has been issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government . This came into effect on 6th April, 2006 and a full version can be obtained from the Department for Communities and Local Government website.

. Areas Covered
. NICEIC Insurance
. Part P
. Company Insurance
. Health & Safety

. Confidentiality
. Security

. Guarantees
. Company Work Policy
. Affiliations

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