Part P - Making Safety the Standard
Part P of the Building Regulations was
introduced in January, 2005, with the aim of reducing the number of incidents caused
by faulty electrical installations.
It also introduced self-certification
schemes such as Elecsa to vigorously assess contractors, to ensure the work you require
is completed by a fully competent person, thus helping to weed out poor quality
tradesmen who may leave your electrical installations in an unsafe condition.
closely with its members to ensure the correct processes are adhered to under
Part P. Although most accidents in the home are linked to electrical faults or
misuse of equipment, there remain a high number of occurrences linked to poor
workmanship or DIY, which is why
householders should always use a registered contractor to undertake electrical
work in the home.