Electrician

Electrician

If you are carrying out electrical installation work, the type of work you usually do will determine which schemes are relevant to you

Electrical work can fall under the Competent Person Scheme (CPS), which will allow you to self-certificate notifiable domestic electrical work under Part P of the Building Regulations for England and Wales.

Work within the commercial and industrial sectors, or outside of England and Wales, falls under the Electrical Assessment Specification (EAS). If the work you do relates to energy efficiency or renewable technologies, it could also fall under the Microgeneration (MCS) or Energy Efficiency Schemes (EES).

Identify the activities which are relevant to you in the table below to determine the corresponding schemes.

Work Activities CPS EAS TPC TEST EES TM
Notifiable electrical installation work in a dwelling (Part P full scope)
Y Y Y
Electrical work arising out of other work (Part P defined scope)
Y Y
Electrical installation in compliance with BS7671
(Category A1.1 and A1.2 dwellings, not notifiable under part P)
Y Y
Electrical installation in compliance with BS7671
(Category A1.2 non-dwellings)
Y
Electrical heating and lighting (domestic)
Y Y
Electrical heating and lighting (non-domestic)
Y Y
Variable speed drives for fans and pumps (non-domestic)
Y
Electrical Installation Condition Reporting (EICR)
Y Y
Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)
Y
Fixed Appliance Testing (FAT)
Y Y
Third Party Certification of Domestic Electrical work
Y Y
Key to tables

CPS Competent Person Scheme

EAS Electrotechnical Assessment Scheme

TPC Third Party Certification Scheme

TEST Inspection & Testing Scheme

EES Energy Efficiency Scheme

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