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What will happen if you don’t follow the regulations?
~ You will have no certificate to prove that the work has been carried out by a registered electrician, or that the work performed has been passed as safe by your local building control.
~ It may be problematic when it comes to selling your home if you cannot produce evidence that electrical work has been carried out in accordance with the Building Regulations.
~ It is a criminal offence to carry out work that does not comply with building regulations, with a maximum fine of £5,000.
Your local building control may insist that you re-
Part P / Electrical Law & Certificate Information taken from NICEIC Factsheet.
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Electrical safety laws
NICEIC registered electricians have already helped to improve the standard of electrical work in the UK. An electrical safety law, Part P of the Building Regulations, was introduced by the Government on 1st January 2005 with the aim of further enhancing the protection of homeowners and reducing the risk of electric shock when using electricity. The law, which applies to England and Wales aims to improve electrical safety in the home and prevent the number of accidents, which are caused by faulty electrical work.
This brings electrical work in the home under statutory control along with other types of building work, such as gas installations.
The law requires an electrician registered with a government-
You can only carry out electrical work yourself if you can inspect and test that it is safe for use. To comply with the law you must notify your local building control office before you begin any work and pay the appropriate fee for them to inspect the work. Bright Spark and M Arnold Electrical Services are Registered with the NICEIC,
Don’t Put Lives at risk from dangerous electrics.
As something we use everyday,its easy to take electricity for Granted. If you attempt to do DIY electrics or use an unregistered electrician to carry out work in your home you could be putting your family’s lives at risk.
Each Year around 12,500 house fires,750 serious injuries, and 10 deaths are caused by unsafe electrics in the home.
What Electrical Work does the Law cover?