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Building regulations: third party certification schemes for electrical installations in dwellings

Invitation for applications to operate third party certification schemes for electrical installations in dwellings.

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The application process has closed.

Documents

Application form to operate third party certification scheme for electrical installations in dwellings

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Assessment process: applications to operate third party certification schemes for electrical installations in dwellings

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Conditions of authorisation: building regulations third party certification schemes

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Outcome

The deadline has passed and we are closed to applications.

The list of applicants who successfully applied to operate third party Part P (electrical installations in dwellings) certification schemes are:

  • BSI Assurance UK Limited
  • NAPIT Registration Limited
  • Stroma Certification Limited

The regulations authorising the schemes come into effect on 6 April 2014.

Background

The Department for Communities and Local Government invitied applications in November 2013 from bodies wishing to operate third party certification schemes for electrical installations in dwellings under the Building Regulations 2010.

Changes to the building regulations were announced on 18 December 2012 following an extensive consultation exercise. The Building &c (Amendment) Regulations 2014, were laid on 13 March 2014 and will come into force on 6 April 2014.

These regulations introduce third party certification as an alternative route to demonstrating compliance with Part P of the building regulations (electrical safety in dwellings). Reference to this is included in the revised version of Approved Document P (see page 9) which provides statutory guidance on how to comply with this part of the regulations. The revised version came into force on 6 April 2013.

Application process

The following documents related to the application process and can be downloaded from the documents section:

  • the application form which should be completed by those bodies who wish to apply
  • information on the assessment process
  • the referred to conditions of authorisation

Any queries should be addressed to:

Published 5 November 2013
Last updated 14 March 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated body text to inform the approval of a number of schemes to carry out third party certification; added link to Building &c (Amendment) Regulations 2014.
  2. update content informing closure of applications to join scheme, and list the companies who applied to join the scheme.
  3. First published.