Part P – Building Regulations Electrical Safety

This applies in England and Wales only, and this video was made in April 2015.

Part P applies to all electrical installations in dwellings – places where people live. It requires that ‘Reasonable provision shall be made in the design and installation of electrical installations in order to protect persons operating, maintaining or altering the installations from fire or injury.’

Anyone can carry out electrical work in dwellings, and most of it is not notifiable.

A few types of work are notifiable, and for those, the options are to either notify building control before starting, use a third party certifier, or have a member of a competent person’s scheme do the work and the notification.