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Part P Scheme

Our Part P Scheme helps installers comply with Part P

Part P of the Building Regulations establishes electrical installation safety standards for domestic properties.

Following the 2020 update the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS), NICEIC will be implementing changes to scheme entry criteria.  Details of the changes, which come into effect on 1 September 2021, can be viewed here:

Assessment Changes
Entry Requirements

This scheme is designed for contractor solely looking to register domestic electrical work in accordance with the Building Regulations.  The scheme covers low or extra low voltage work including:

  • Design
  • Installation
  • Certification

Scheme Requirements


To apply for our Part P scheme, here is an example of what you will need:
  • Be directly engaged in Domestic Electrical Work
  • Have a minimum of £2 million Public Liability Insurance in the registered trading name
  • Certificates of technical qualifications achieved by the Qualified Supervisor
  • Hold a current edition of BS 7671, HSR25 (E@WR89) and any other technical reference guides relevant to the range and scale of electrical work you undertake
  • Maintain a record of the ongoing accuracy and consistency of test equipment used for certification and reporting purposes
  • Appoint one or more Qualified Supervisors as required
  • Proposed Qualified Supervisor has at least 2 years responsibility for electrical work
  • Have a safe isolation and re-energisation of installations procedure in place
  • Have a written Health & Safety Policy Statement and carry out risk assessments as appropriate
  • Make available for assessment sufficient examples of domestic electrical installation work completed with appropriate certification in the previous 12 months by the business.  It is advisable to arrange access to a selection of sites
  • Evidence of relevant qualifications, training (including Continuous Professional Development) and experience for all employed persons undertaking electrical work
  • Maintain records for a minumum of 6 years, inclusive, but not limited to; specifications, certificates, competence records and complaints

The Part P Scheme Rules for registered business can be found here

Assessment Overview

The assessment normally lasts about half a day and starts at your place of business.  A member of our technical assessment team will meet with the person(s) responsible for the design, installation and certification of electrical work undertaken.

The first half of the assessment looks at your paperwork and confirms that you hold the required publications and qualifications for the scheme.  Once this has been reviewed, we need to visit your site work.

The purpose of the site assessment is for you to show your work meets the industry standards and regulations for that work.  The sites you present must be representative of the work you normally do, complies with Part P and been completed within the last 12 months.  They should be fully installed, tested and certificated.  They should also be within 30 minutes of each other to ensure there is enough time to complete the assessment.

At the end of the assessment, our engineer will provide you with a completed visit summary and recommendation form which will tell you if you are being recommended for registration.  This recommendation will be verified by ELECSA and confirmation will be put in writing to you following the assessment.

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