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Electricans beware....an new Reg Part P

shootmeplz

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ok mate, most of me dads work is in chorlton
I work all over that area, Didsbury mainly but its only 5 mins away. Lots of landlords want periodic inspections carried out ready for student rentals in the summer. TBH from May to Sept thats all I seem to do lol, that and change light bulbs
 

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ok I'm re-opening slightly this post as I have become a statistic of the so called credit crunch. After 21 years loyal service above the call etc I am to be made redundant in 6 weeks time.

So I am considering picking up the tools again and want to make sure I have the Part P thing clear in my head...

Am I right in thinking as a time served electrician 17th & 2391 will give me the ability to apply for part P.

As far as other qualifications go I have some NVQ that they handed out when I did my ONC - eventually I went on to HND before swapping subjects for my degree.

Any help you guys can give I greatly appreciate.

Spike
 

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Completed my endorsed electrical apprenticeship in the 1960's, then went on to university studying Electrical Engineering finally
achieving a 2.1 Honours.
Finally qualified as a Chartered Electrical Engineer in the late 1970's.
I am now allowed to design and certify an Electrical system, but NOT authorised to install, or in- house modify that design.
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Completed my endorsed electrical apprenticeship in the 1960's, then went on to university studying Electrical Engineering finally
achieving a 2.1 Honours.
Finally qualified as a Chartered Electrical Engineer in the late 1970's.
I am now allowed to design and certify an Electrical system, but NOT authorised to install, or in- house modify that design.
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That just about sums up the stupidity of those in charge of making these rules and regulations, they need to be kept busy and sent out for a left handed screwdriver and a long weight.
 

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That just about sums up the stupidity of those in charge of making these rules and regulations, they need to be kept busy and sent out for a left handed screwdriver and a long weight.
And a skirting ladder and a bucket of steam on the way back ;)
 

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Along with some tartan paint ;)


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one of my first jobs I got sent for a glass hammer lol, and to make it worse they sent me to the accounts department to get it :). And I went and got the piss taken out of me all month
 

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one of my first jobs I got sent for a glass hammer lol, and to make it worse they sent me to the accounts department to get it :). And I went and got the piss taken out of me all month
LMAO, I had the same. Worked for a double glazing company and was sent to a rival 4 units down to ask if I could borrow their heavy duty glass hammer... felt a proper tool myself!
 

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one of my first jobs I got sent for a glass hammer lol, and to make it worse they sent me to the accounts department to get it :). And I went and got the piss taken out of me all month
I bet you got sent for a tub of elbow grease later that week. :LOL:
 

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Just, you can add a socket, but you cannot extend or add a new electrical extension...

We are getting as bad as America and Austrailia......

I may have to pay some twart, to come and do I job, I could do myself but better......
Fact: In Victoria, Australia you cannot legally change a light bulb without an electrical license :Fact
 

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Sounds typically ridiculous! While I'm here, the Statutory Instrument (the only legal part pertaining to electrical installations) got varied a while back. This means you can do a whole load more without notifying Building Control.

Still be wary of zone one in bathrooms, new circuits and stuff outside (summary).
 

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Constantly wary of the postcodes changing when working the border between NSW & QLD, at least in Blighty I know which rules I'm breaking... Ha!?!
 

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Yip the govenment has screwed us again.

Any of who do not work in that field anymore but are qualified electricians, will not be allowed to do any major electrical work at home without first completing the goverments new competent person scheme. This comes into force on the 1st January 2004.

This site is designed primarily for firms that carry out fixed electrical installation work in dwellings in England and Wales and want to be able to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations once Part P (electrical safety) is implemented on 1st January 2005.

The Part 'P' Competent Person Scheme offered here was approved by the Secretary of State on 29th June 2004.

It is provided by BRE Certification Ltd, with the support and cooperation of the Electrical Contractors' Association and the IEE.

More info can be found here :- htp://www.partp.co.uk/
you can rewire your own sockets as long you get some one in to check it
 

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you can rewire anything as long as nobody is around

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