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Part P CPS changes explained

 Mar, 17 - 2013   Electrical

From the 6th April, operatives designated as the Qualifying Supervisor (QS) for electrical work in domestic properties will be required to hold the new Level 3 Certification in Installing, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installations in Dwellings or equivalent qualification.

These changes are only relevant to Qualifying Supervisors – ultimately responsible for working standards within the company. Installers who operate under a QS are not required to hold the Level 3 NVQ but must still be able to carry out the work safely and in accordance with the relevant regulations; including inspection, testing and certification. Logic4training delivers Part P Domestic Electrical Installer Full Scope courses, plus the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, to provide the relevant knowledge and competence for carrying out domestic electrical work.

20% off 17th Edition Wiring Regulations course, 2 – 4 April at Northolt.

At the moment, anyone who is already a member of a Part P CPS under the old requirements (17th Edition Wiring Regulations and demonstration of an understanding of Part P) will not have to take a relevant NVQ 3 retrospectively – this may change at some point.

While completing an NVQ 3 is a more costly and lengthy process, there is some good news for sole traders working as kitchen fitters, plumbers and heating engineers. Amendments to the Part P Approved Document have removed the requirement for certain work to be notified. Therefore, in many instance, these installers do not now need to be part of a Part P CPS. Registered third party electricians can also be used to certify notifiable electrical installation work as an alternative to using a Building Control body.

Full details of the amendments to the Part P Approved Document can be found on the Planning Portal.

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