With over 45 years experience, NICEIC registered, approved to BS7671 standards and a fully qualified part P Installer we tick all the accreditation boxes. Many of you will not have heard of Part P building regulations. There are even some electricians / organisations still aren’t qualified now and that is a major concern in any project, however small.
Government approved part P scheme operators like NICEIC, NAPIT check the competency of electricians upon joining and renewal. But, what about in between?
An LABC survey reported that 55% of homeowners were unaware that fitting a new electrical circuit is regulated and this unawareness puts them at risk. Accidents have reduced since part Ps introduction in 2005, but in most cases don’t realise Part P is mandatory to perform any electrical work in England.
What if you aren’t adhering to part P?
If you fail to comply with part P you risk invalidating your home insurance and will face potential safety issues and may even de-value your home when selling it. It is important for both homeowner and the electrical contractor to make sure that any electrical work complies with building regulations. Please note that if a firm fails to meet part P regulation then it can be fined up to £5,000 for each offence.
Let’s Make it possible
As fully compliant part P installers we believe that it is the responsibility of the contractor and homeowners to follow the government building regulations for safety. Policing of Part P tends to be more reactive than proactive, but by then the damage may be done. Always ensure your electrical contractor meets all the latest accreditations. This will not only give you peace of mind, but you will also know that work has been completed to the highest standards.