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Regulations explained (Part P Is not available in Scotland) What is Part P of the Building Regulations? Since 2005, all electrical work in dwellings in England and Wales, whether carried out professionally or as DIY, must meet the requirements of Part P of the Building Regulations. Part P is in place to keep you and your family as safe as possible from electrical hazards, and applies to new domestic properties, as well as any alterations or additions to electrical installations in existing properties, including full or partial rewires.  Who is responsible for making sure that electrical work in your home meets the requirements of Part P? By law, the homeowner or landlord must be able to prove that all electrical installation work on their property meets the requirements of Part P, or they will be committing a criminal offence. Local Authorities have the power to make homeowners or landlords remove or alter any work that does not meet the requirements of the Building Re

Electricians new regulations (Scotland)

WES ELECTRICAL 01418405236 WESThe Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment No. 3:2015 will be available in January 2015 in both print and digital formats. The amended IET Wiring Regulations, which sets out the national standard for which all new and amended electrical installations are to comply, will feature a number of important new changes and will be available from the IET from 5 January 2015. This latest amendment, the third following Amendment No.1 which was published back in 2011 and Amendment No.2 in 2013, will be published as a new consolidated book. The amended regulations will include changes to the electrical condition report section, new requirements for mobile and transportable electrical units and changes for the installation of luminaries and light fittings – bringing them in line with the latest international and European standards. The amended IET Wiring Regulations

Metal Consumer units Giffnock

1. Why are these changes being made? Further to several household fires involving plastic consumer units , investigations by the Glasgow fire brigade, has concluded that a key cause of the fires was substandard cable connections made by the Electrician within the consumer unit. These resulted in overheating, which subsequently ignited the plastic enclosure. The draft of Amendment 3 proposes changes to the fire protection regulations in BS 7671 Wiring Regulations. If approved, these changes will be incorporated in the 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, due to be published in January 2015. IET Chief Engineer Geoff Cronshaw interviews London Fire Brigade investigator Charlie Pugsley to find out more about the reasons behind these changes 2. What constitutes a substandard cable connection? Many factors may contribute to a substandard connection. Some of these are inadequate tightening of conductors in the internal devices’ terminals or clamping the insulation of


Electrical Condition Reports  Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes or electrical fires in the home in Glasgow . You can reduce the risk of a fire, and other electrical hazards such as electric shock by direct contact by checking the condition of your electrical wiring, switches, sockets, main consumer unit know as a fuse board and other accessories regularly. How old is my electrical installation ? Signs that can help you tell the age of your electrical installation in your home include: Fixed cables coated in usually black vulcanised rubber (stopped being used in the 1960s). Fixed cables coated in lead or fabric sheath (used before the 1960s). A fuse box with a wooden back, cast iron switches, or a mixture of fuse boxes (used before the 1960s). Older round pin sockets (or light switches), braided flex hanging from ceiling roses, brown (or black) switches, or sockets mounted in or no skirting boards (used before the 1960s). Light switches on the walls or in bath