NICEIC Part-P Scheme

What is the Part-P Scheme?

In 2005 the Government introduced electrical safety rules into the Building Regulations for England and Wales.

Because of this, most fixed electrical installation work in homes must, by law, meet the Building Regulations

Part P states that anyone carrying out electrical installation work in a home must make sure that the work is designed and installed to protect people from fire and electric shocks.

Part P applies to any changes made to existing installations, including any parts that have been rewired. In April 2013 further changes were introduced, reducing the range of electrical installation work that is notifiable - removing some requirements in kitchens and outdoors.

Electricians carrying out work in England and Wales have to comply with Part P of the Building Regulations whereas in Scotland it is the Building Standards system. At the present time Northern Ireland has no equivalent statutory requirement.

What electrical work is covered by this law?

All electrical installation work in a home, garden, conservatory or outbuilding must meet the Building Regulations.

Apart from some types of minor work, all electrical work must either be reported to the local-authority building-control, or be carried out by an electrician who is registered with one

Who is responsible for making sure that electrical work meets the requirements of Part P?

By law, all homeowners and landlords must be able to prove that all electrical installation work meets Part P, or they will be committing a criminal offence.

Local authorities can make homeowners or landlords remove or alter any work that does not meet the Building Regulations.

 

Niceic Electricians

We can't over state the importance of employing an approved contractor to homeowners. Aside from the assurance of safety and competence of work, additional benefits to the consumer include guaranteed compliance with building regulations, an insurance-backed warranty and access to an independent complaints procedure, should a problem arise.

Commercial Electricians

Our NICEIC approved commercial electricians are qualified to carry out maintenance, repair and installation works, for our commercial customers. All work is carried out in accordance with 17th edition IEE wiring regulations BS 7671:2008, and comply with Health & Safety regulations under the Electricity at Works Regulations 1989. Our bespoke service is designed to work around your business. Outside working hours if required, at very little extra cost.

Domestic Electricians

Our Niceic approved Domestic Electrician are Part P registered. The law requires an electrician registered with a government-approved scheme, such as the one operated by NICEIC is used to carry out most electrical work in the home. After completion of any work your NICEIC registered electrician will issue you with an electrical safety certificate and a Compliance Certificate to confirm it meets the requirements of the Building Regulations.