Time is running out to join Part P Competent Persons Schemes

Published:  29 January, 2013

Logic Certification is urging installers looking to join a Part P Competent Persons Scheme to do so now before the qualifying requirements change on 6 April.

Logic Certification is urging installers looking to join a Part P Competent Persons Scheme (CPS) to do so now before the qualifying requirements change on 6 April.

At present, CPS stipulates the completion of 17th edition wiring regulations and demonstration of competence in installation, inspection, testing and certification. The changes will see an appropriate NVQ Level 3 being the pre-requisite for Qualifying Supervisors (QS) who require Part P CPS membership, a considerably more time-consuming and costly proposition.

Mark Krull, from Logic Certification, said: "The changes to Part P CPS requirements could prove a real barrier for smaller businesses and one man bands, who can't afford to take time out of work to complete an NVQ Level 3. If you are thinking of joining a Part P CPS this year, do it now, before the April deadline, as existing CPS members will not be required to meet the new stipulation."

After the 6 April, Qualifying Supervisors will need to have achieved the appropriate Level 3 NVQ Certificate - Installing, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installation Work in Dwellings, or equivalent. Those responsible for all types of electrical installation will be required to complete the new Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electro-technical Systems and Equipment (Building and Structures).

Logic Certification has launched a new Domestic Electrical Installer training and assessment package, which covers electrical work as outlined in the Part P Building Regulations and 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. Defined and full-scope options are available. For more information, visit www.logic-cert.com

 

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