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FOI 12256

Electrical Work

Request

Our request concerns Brentwood Borough Council’s policies and procedures in regard to the questions below.

Please respond to the questions listed by entering answers applicable to the departments indicated in each of the columns below. This will make them easier to process.

Specifying operatives


Building Control

Environmental Health

Events Licensing

Planning

Housing

HMO, Landlord Licensing and Registration

Commercial Business Licensing

Procurement

Public and Commercial Building Manager

Other

Does the department specify that the electrical work it commissions must be undertaken by a member of a Trade Association or registrant of a

Competent Person Scheme (as operated by the ECA, NAPIT or NICEIC for example)?

If so, which organisation is specified?
-
NAPIT
-
NICEIC
-
ELECSA
-
BENCHMARK
-
OFTEC
-
BESCA
-
STROMA
-
ECA
-
JIB
 
RCPE (registered competent person electrical)
 
OTHER- please specify


What is the department’s official rationale for specifying this Scheme Operator?


If information is not available, rather than leave an entry blank, please enter “NA” in the relevant cell.

Useful Background Information


What is Part P?

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.


www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations/approveddocuments/partp


What is a Competent Person Scheme?

Competent Person Schemes (CPS) were introduced by the UK Government to allow individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations
as an alternative to submitting a building notice or using an approved inspector.



A Competent Person must be registered with a Scheme Operator that has been approved by The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Schemes Operators authorised
by the DCLG are listed on its website at www.communities.gov.uk



What is Registered Competent Person Electrical? (www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk/)

The Registered Competent Person Electrical is a single mark and register that aims to raise awareness of electrical safety in the home by simplifying the task of finding and
checking a competent, registered electrician.


It was created following an agreement between all Government-approved electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators in England and Wales. All electrical enterprises listed and
permitted to display the mark are registered to undertake work on domestic electrical installations under the Competent Person Scheme, to allow individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations.

Response

Please see response below:

Does the department specify that the electrical work it commissions must be undertaken by a member of a Trade Association or registrant of a
Competent Person Scheme (as operated by the ECA, NAPIT or NICEIC for example)?

We do not specify in Building Control

If so, which organisation is specified?

NAPIT
NICEIC
ELECSA
BENCHMARK
OFTEC
BESCA
STROMA
ECA
JIB
RCPE (registered competent person electrical)
OTHER- please specify


n/a

What is the department’s official rationale for specifying this Scheme Operator?

n/a

If any or all of the information requested cannot be provided or is not held, please also detail the exemptions listed in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which have prevented
you from doing so in your reply.

If information is not available, rather than leave an entry blank, please enter “NA” in the relevant cell.
Useful Background Information
What is Part P?

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.

www.planningportal.gov.uk/buildingregulations/approveddocuments/partp

What is a Competent Person Scheme?

Competent Person Schemes (CPS) were introduced by the UK Government to allow individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations
as an alternative to submitting a building notice or using an approved inspector.

A Competent Person must be registered with a Scheme Operator that has been approved by The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Schemes Operators authorised
by the DCLG are listed on its website at
www.communities.gov.uk

What is Registered Competent Person Electrical? (www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk/)

The Registered Competent Person Electrical is a single mark and register that aims to raise awareness of electrical safety in the home by simplifying the task of finding and
checking a competent, registered electrician.

It was created following an agreement between all Government-approved electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators in England and Wales. All electrical enterprises listed and
permitted to display the mark are registered to undertake work on domestic electrical installations under the Competent Person Scheme, to allow individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations.