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Part P Scheme

Part P of the Building Regulations was introduced in 2005 and for the first time, established a minimum safety standard for electrical installations in dwellings.  As a result, electrical work became notifiable to local authorities and to make this process easier, self certification schemes such as ELECSA were created.

To date, there are more than 25,000 contractors registered with a Part P scheme and they notify over 1 million jobs per year.

ELECSA is one of the most trusted Part P schemes as it offers a straightforward, friendly approach to its assessment services.  Contractors who register with ELECSA for Part P will automatically be added to the Electrical Safety Register
 

New Approved Document P

The new Approved Document P came into force on 6th April 2013.  Its main changes include the simplification of what work is notifiable and the provision of potentially enabling 3rd party sign off for work undertaken.  These changes affect Engalnd only as Building Regulations has now been devolved and the Welsh government are retaining the current Building Regulations and hence Part P requirements.

New Approved Document P

Table of What Work is Notifiable in England

Table of What Work is Notifiable in Wales
 

Application & Assessment

Apply to ELECSA over the phone by calling 0333 240 7870 or apply online now.

You can also complete a manual application by completing both of the following forms and returning them to us:

Once we receive your application you will be provided an assessment date that will typically take place about 6 weeks from application.  We will send you a pre-assessment pack with checklists of all the items you will need to have ready on the day.

The assessment process is explained in more detail in our Guide to Part P.