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2.5 ELECTRICAL SAFTEY
SAFETY
IN
THE
HOUSE
Prior to contemplating or undertaking any changes to the electrical installations within the apartment,
you need to be aware that for your health and safety there are restriction upon what you may and may
not do as prescribed by:
Covenants contained in the lease, see chapter 6.
Government legislation.
Consequently, you are recommended to consult the Managing Agent for further guidance prior to
undertaking any changes or alterations to the apartment electrical installation.
GOVERNMENT
LEGISLATION
New building regulations aimed at curbing the number of deaths, injuries and house fires caused by
faulty electrical installation, came into force on 1st January 2005.
The new rules affect anyone considering electrical work in the home including DIY enthusiasts.
Failure to comply could lead to householders being required to bring the work up to standards and
may make it difficult to sell their homes.
Minor jobs like replacing sockets and light switches in low risk areas will not be affected. However,
anyone thinking of carrying out jobs including electrical work in the kitchen, bathrooms or outdoors
or adding new circuits to any part of their house will have to get Building Control involved. The
alternative is to get the work carried out by a suitably qualified electrician.
The key question for householders is who will be carrying out the work. If it is themselves, a friend or
relative then they will have to notify the local authority building control department unless only minor
work is involved. An alternative is to empty someone who is registered with a ‘competent person
scheme’.
The office of the Deputy Prime Minster leaflet ‘New rules for electrical safety in the home’ explains
the options and how to identify a ‘competent person’ in your area in a clear and easy to read style.
You can review it on-line at the ODPM website and hard copies will be available from local
authorities and competent person scheme operators.
www.odpm.gov.uk
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