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High risk locations
Kitchens, bathrooms and gardens are classed as ‘special locations’ because the risk of electric shock is greater. Unless you are only replacing accessories, work in a kitchen, bathroom, garden or outbuilding must either be undertaken by a registered electrician or notified to building control.
With so many electrical appliances in your kitchen, combined with the mixture of hot surfaces and water, it is important that the electrical installation is safe. When installing a new kitchen, it is advisible you use a registered electrician or kitchen installer to do the electrical work.
External electrical installations can be particularly hazardous due to the presence of water and the extremes of weather, which can make equipment deteriorate faster.
‘Minor work’ is electrical work that does not involve the addition of a new circuit, for example adding new sockets or light switches to an existing circuit, or the replacement of sockets, light switches and ceiling roses. This work does not have to be undertaken by a registered electrician and you do not need to notify your local building control office. However, ALL electrical work must comply with BS 7671, the wiring regulations.
The requirements of Part P apply to most electrical work in your home. There are however, certain relaxations that apply for minor work.
How do I know when to notify?
The chart below provides a quick-
you can undertake the work yourself to BS7671, there is no need to inform building control, however NICEIC would recommend you use a registered electrician to carry out any electrical work in your home
you must notify building control or use a registered electrician such at Bright Spark
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