Electrical safety instructions

You do not need to contact your local authority Building Control Department All work, whether you need to tell your local authority about it or not, must be done to he standards in the IEEE Wiring regulations’. Yes If any work that has been carried out is found to be faulty, your local authority Building Control Department may insist you put it right.

You DO NOT need to tell your local authority Building Control Department about: repairs, replacements and maintenance work; or You will have no record of the work done. Where can I get more information? Who is going to do the work? To make it harder for ‘cowboy builders’ to leave electrical installations in an unsafe condition. Tell your local authority Building Control Department before starting the work The contractor or installer will look after all the building regulations for you.

You do not need to contact your local Why should I use an installer who is registered with a Competent Person Scheme? They are qualified to carry out electrical work in accordance with the electrical safety rules and on completion they will issue you with a certificate of compliance. They will also deal with all Building Control issues for you. Is the contractor or installer registered with a relevant Competent Person boxes B and C ) You will have access to insurance backed warranties and a robust complaints procedure to cover faulty electrical work.

Some registered installers are also members of the Trademarks scheme, which gives additional protection. For details, visit www. Trademarks. Org. UK c How can I find a registered installer in my area or check that an installer is registered? Visit www. Competencies. Co. UK and enter your area or the name of the installer in the relevant search box. Or, contact the operators of the Competent Person Scheme directly – their details are over the page.