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Signing off electrical work

Advice sort; Recently had a small extention built on my property in which I undertook the electrical installation. Albeit I am now retired I am well qualified to undertake such work after a lifetime in the industry.After an apprenticeship going on to be responsible for the varied and complex electrical services in major hospital developments. Besides the City and Guilds certs,I have a degree in electrical engineering,membership of the IET and a Chartered Engineer.My Question: From the for going can I be designated as a "Competent Person"for the purposes of signing off my work,which fully meet the 17th edition of the regulations?

2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

Yes - But you will either have to pay your local council to carry out a Part P notification or a NAPIT approved contractor who is willing to carry out third party testing (as far as I'm aware it is only NAPIT that have opted in to third party testing).

2015-02-01T16:00:02+00:00

Answered 1st Feb 2015

Not really No. To be a registered competent person you have to belong to one of the three government schemes; NICEIC, ELECSA or NAPIT (Each costs around £600 a year to be a member). Therefore your only option is to pay for Part P building regulation consent and either provide an Electrical Installation Certificate for the works to LABC or get them out to inspect and test it.

2015-02-04T10:15:02+00:00

Answered 4th Feb 2015

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