Main Changes

  1. Main changes in the 2013 edition

    Main changes in the 2013 edition

    This approved document supports Part P: Electrical safety – Dwellings. It takes effect on 6 April 2013 and is for use in England*. The 2006 edition will continue to apply to work begun before 6 April 2013, or to work subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before 6 April 2013.

    The main changes in this approved document are:

    Changes in the legal requirements

    • The range of electrical installation work that is notifiable (where there is a requirement to certify compliance with the Building Regulations) has been
    • An installer who is not a registered competent person may use a registered third party to certify notifiable electrical installation work as an alternative to using a building control

    Changes in the technical guidance

    • The approved document now refers to BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment No 1:2011.* This approved document gives guidance for compliance with the Building Regulations for building work carried out in England. It also applies to building work carried out on excepted energy buildings in Wales as defined in the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009.