This is insane. Legally (like anyone pays any attention to these laws) you cannot do simple things like fitting an electrical socket to your own home, but you can change the brakes on your car. The second one is FAR more dangerous to other people!
Nowadays only in your own home, only endangering you or your own family. But if you end up with no brakes, you could kill many innocent strangers by crashing into them. Why do you think cars are inspected annually for safety but houses aren't?
While I'm no fan of Part P and I'm not defending it, perhaps you'd be
less irate if you checked a decent source.
That one has obvious contradictions. Eg: Look at the entry referring to
sockets in both lists. (Item 1 in first list, 3&4 in second list.)
Any one can read the regs and anyone like Adam who has done so already.
Corse plenty do with something like that.
That's what I did when I designed and wired the entire
house and got an electrician to lie that he had done it.
I have a massive great 4x4" square steel post between two patio
doors in the main room which has 8 switches on it, 4 for the inside
lights and 4 for the outside lights. It has a massive 5x3" rectangular
steel section along the top of those patio doors which have the
steel roof beams welded to it. That 5x3" section is actually 0.5"
wall thickness because that's all I could get due to a steel shortage
at that time. The wires for those light switches have to go thru that
so I drilled a number of holes thru that with a massive great drill.
With so many wires, down and back up that you have to have with
light switches, it wasn't feasible to drill and grommet holes for
the complete cables with the outer insulation, so I stripped
off the outer insulation and that goes into short bits of plastic
conduit that's in the holes with just the insulated wires in the
4x4" square tube that's the post. It acts as giant metal conduit
and that's legally fine by the regs. Because there are so many
wires involved, I twisted the wires that are in a particular
cable together so I could easily work out which is which.
That was the only thing the electrician objected to,
he said no electrician would have twisted them.
The job creation scheme for pointless bureaucrats covering electrical
work concerns the wiring, not the fittings.
Besides, the paperwork doesn't specify in detail what has been done, so
who's to know if something is changed later?
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On 12/06/2019 18:16, Brian Reay wrote:
The article quoted is full of nonsense anyway.
Excuse me while I laugh "they’re a legal requirement and are strictly
enforced.", yeah right.
Part P does not have a requirement to use a "fully qualified"
electrician. In cases were work is notifiable, work would need to either:
1) be done by someone who is a member of a competent person scheme;
(might be someone who has done a part P domestic installer course, and
does not know ohms law from his elbow).
2) be done under the auspices of building control;
3) be tested and signed off by someone who is a member of a third party
(the latter option being newer than the first two)
Of their list of "notifiable jobs". The following are not notifiable:
Re-wire sockets or lights that are faulty and causing the fuse to trip
Install outdoor or garden lights that run off mains electricity
Install additional sockets or a light switch as a spur from a ring main
Install communal hallway smoke alarms or emergency lighting
Install home entry systems
Install electric radiators (where there weren’t any before)
There are only a small number of notifiable jobs now:
Installing a new circuit
Replacement of a Consumer unit
Any addition or alteration to an existing circuit in a special
location (note simply changing an accessory like a light fitting or
switch does not count as an alteration)
A much better appraisal of Part P without the FUD salesmanship:
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