Part P

Interactive video promotes awareness of Part P

An interactive video promoting awareness of Part P of the Building Regulations – the only legislation which protects people from unsafe electrical work in the home – shows why it’s best to use a registered contractor for such work. Launched by leading safety charity Electrical Safety First, the video, ‘The Life of the Party’, allows […]

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Action needed to stop preventable electrical accidents

Chris Bielby MBE, Chairman of the Electrical Safety Roundtable, calls for decisive action to stop preventable electrical accidents in the home via more effective enforcement  Imagine returning home one day to find that someone very dear to you had suffered a fatal accident. Then imagine how you would feel if you learned the accident was entirely […]

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NAPIT Trade Association wants changes to ensure Part P is enforced effectively

The NAPIT Trade Association has called for Government and industry to ensure appropriate action is taken following the release of a new report published by the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR). The report, which analysed enforcement of Part P of the Building Regulations in England, found that on average 72% of local authorities each year had […]

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Register of 3rd Party Certifiers. What's happening?

Back in April 2013 the Government made some amendments to Part P. One of the key changes was the introduction of a registered third party who could certify electrical work that was carried out by an installer who is not a registered competent person. However it was not until 6th April 2014 that an official […]

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Electrical Safety Council raises Part P concerns in Parliament

The new amendment to Part P, which means a reduction in notifiable work, has just come into effect. Further changes allowing the use of a registered third party to certify such work (as an alternative to using a building control body) will follow later this year. The reduction in notifiable work was recently the subject […]

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