In January 2005, Part P of the Building Regulations came into force. These regulations introduced safety standards to electrical installations within domestic properties. This means that, with few exceptions, any electrical work undertaken in your home such as the addition of a new electrical circuit or any work in your kitchen, bathroom or garden area must be notified to the Local Authority Building Control for inspection.
By using a contractor who is registered with a Competent Persons Scheme such as ELECSA, the contractor will be able to self-certify that the work meets the required standards and that it has been notified to the local authority.
ELECSA approved contractors have been independently assessed to ensure that they operate to the highest safety standards. If the work you’ve had done is affected by Part P, your contractor will notify ELECSA of the job done and you will receive a building compliance certificate from ELECSA so that you now that the work has been registered with your Local Authority Building Control.
You will almost certainly have to produce this certificate at a later date, so when it arrives, please keep it in a safe and secure place.
By using an ELECSA contractor your work we undertake is automatically guaranteed for up to 6 years.
We are member no. EPP35828
For more information please visit http://www.elecsa.co.uk/
OCD Electrical can be found on the register.
This register, which went live on June 30, was developed by all DCLG authorised full scope electrical Competent Person Scheme operators.
It follows a recommendation from the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, to create a single point of reference for consumers seeking an electrician to carry out work in their home.
For more information http://www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk/