NAPIT PART P 24 Hour Electricians serving Peterborough and the surrounding area.
Web Site last Updated
13 November 2012
We are fully approved for works covered under
Part P of the Building Regulations.
Cutting corners on electrical work
is dangerous and from 1st January 2005 doing so will be illegal too. From that
date new legislation comes into effect which means that only competent and
authorized electricians will be allowed to self certify electrical work. It is
designed to reduce accidents caused by faulty electrical installations and to
prevent incompetent installers from leaving electrical installations in an
SCN Electricals Ltd
very much welcome the long awaited introduction of this new law, which we
believe is a controlled way to raise standards and improve electrical safety in
The legislation will also act as a
crackdown on unsafe work and reduce the number of rogue tradesmen, leaving home
owners and tenants with a 'pool' of approved electrical contractors with whom
they can feel safe and rely on.
SCN Electricals Ltd are pleased to be part of the this group, being approved members ofNAPIT since March 2007. Since that date our inspection, testing and certification department has become one of the busiest and fastest growing areas of our business and the introduction of this new law will only increase this growth.
The new Regulations come at a time
when the industry is also going through a "European harmonization"
with European cable colour codes being introduced to our main power supply
cables; the Red live insulation colour will now become Brown and the Black
neutral will become Blue. This change could easily confuse non competent persons
and increase the associated dangers. Fines of up to £5000 can be levied on a
person carrying out electrical work which contravenes the Building Regulations
and in addition to the fixed fine an additional fine can be levied, of £50 for
each day the contravention continues!
Part P applies to the following situations:
Approved Document P is called ‘Electrical
Safety’ and will be complied with if the standard of electrical work meets the
‘Fundamental Requirements of Chapter 13 of BS7671:2001’.
Section P1 of Part P states:
Reasonable provision shall be
made in the design, installation, inspection and testing of electrical
installations in order to protect persons from fire and injury’
Section P2 of Part P states:
Sufficient information shall be
provided so that persons wishing to operate, maintain or alter an electrical
installation can do so with reasonable safety’
Part P applies only to fixed
electrical installations that are intended to operate at low voltage or
extra-low voltage which are not controlled by the Electricity Supply Regulations
1988 as amended, or the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 as amended.
Note 1: The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations (1992) apply in common parts of flats and similar buildings if people such as cleaners and caretakers are employed to work in them.
The Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) cover all electrical work
carried out professionally and the competence of the individuals carrying out
Your Safety is at risk if you do not have your property tested and inspected at regular intervals more details on request.