- NAPIT is one of the leading Government approved and United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited membership scheme operators in the building services and fabric sector. There are currently more than 10,000 NAPIT registered installers in the electrical, heating, plumbing, ventilation, microgeneration and building fabric trades across the UK domestic, commercial and industrial markets. NAPIT maintain a friendly, commonsense approach to competence with a continued focus on raising standards and safety within the building services sector. Though we have grown significantly since the organisation was founded, Trade Association values remain at the heart of each NAPIT division and shape the way we work with tradespeople today. NAPIT membership schemes are operated by NAPIT Registration and NAPIT Certification, two companies which, along with other supporting NAPIT divisions, form the NAPIT Group. The companies within this rapidly expanding group – which include NAPIT Training, the NAPIT Trade Association, NAPIT Inspection, NAPIT Services, NAPIT Insurance and NAPIT Legal – work together to provide seamless routes to trade competence.
- Part B
In 2005 the Government introduced electrical safety rules into the Building Regulations for England and Wales.Because of this, most fixed electrical installation work in homes must, by law, meet the Building Regulations
Part P states that anyone carrying out electrical installation work in a home must make sure that the work is designed and installed to protect people from fire and electric shocks.
Part P applies to any changes made to existing installations, including any parts that have been rewired. In April 2013 further changes were introduced, reducing the range of electrical installation work that is notifiable - removing some requirements in kitchens and outdoors.
You can find full details on Part P on the Communities and Local Government website: www.communities.gov.uk
Electricians carrying out work in England and Wales have to comply with Part P of the Building Regulations whereas in Scotland it is the Building Standards system. At the present time Northern Ireland has no equivalent statutory requirement.
All electrical installation work in a home, garden, conservatory or outbuilding must meet the Building Regulations.
Apart from some types of minor work, all electrical work must either be reported to the local-authority building-control, or be carried out by an electrician who is registered with one of the Government-approved scheme providers.
- By law, you must be on the Gas Safe Register to carry out gas work in United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey.