Ryton Electrical Services and Part P

The Building Regulations are managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Part P is an amendment of the Building Regulations introduced by the government, effective from January 1st 2005.

The Part P requirement is 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.”

In short, electrical installations must be safe! Part P applies to fixed electrical installations in dwellings (including gardens and shared amenities in blocks of flats) and affects many of the typical jobs undertaken by electrical contractors, particularly work carried out in kitchens and bathrooms.

Work affected by Part P is subject to notification to, and inspection by, building control bodies. However, as most customers don't want to spend the time and money calling in building regulations on every job they do, self certification schemes were introduced. Ryton Electrical Services is part of such a scheme, allowing us to self certify electrical installations which we undertake and to provide our customers with the assurance that all of their electrical installations meet all current standards, and most of all, are safe and fit for use.