C&G 2393-10 - Part P Building Regulations
What is Part P?
When talking about Part P, what we refer to is Part P of the Building Regulations 2010. In other words, Approved Document Part P is that part of the Building Regulations which deals with electrical safety within a domestic dwelling.
In order to comply with statutory regulations (the law), such as the Electricity at Work Regulations (EAWR) 1989, electricians must follow non-statutory regulations such as the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671 IET Wiring Regulation 18th Edition and the Building Regulations 2010 (when working in domestic dwellings).
In other words, electricians undertaking electrical installation work within a domestic dwelling must comply with The Building Regulations 2010. Part P is on one of the parts of the Building Regulations.
In order to demonstrate your understanding of the Building Regulations 2010, you could obtain The Certificate in the Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings C&G 2393 Level 3 qualification.
Further down the page, we will talk about what you need to do to obtain this qualification, but first, let’s have a closer look at the Building Regulations.
The Building Regulations 2010 is made up of 13 parts:
- Part A – Structure
- Part B – Fire Safety
- Part C – Site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture
- Part D – Toxic Substances
- Part E – Resistance to the passage of sound
- Part F – Ventilation
- Part G – Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency
- Part K – Protection from falling
- Part L – Conservation of fuel and power
- Part M – Access to and use of buildings
- Part P – Electrical safety – dwellings
- Part R – Physical infrastructure for high speed electronic communications networks
- Regulations 7 – Materials and workmanship
These 13 parts of the Building Regulations are covered by a series of Approved Documents – 18 in total. Each of these documents gives practical guidance about how to meet the requirements of the Building Regulations 2010.
Approved Document Part P is available for free download here. Please note that there is a different set of documents for England and Wales. Scotland Is covered by the Scottish Building Regulations.
Unfortunately, as an electrician, you will need to have working knowledge of all parts of the Building Regulations, not just Part P.