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tigerpaul

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Hi there,

I may well be working in houses soon, not something I've done much of before. So, I need to know if I'm allowed to do it, now that Part P has come in.

I'm currently qualified to 2391 testing, and 16th Edition, though I'll be doing to 17th soon and possibly 2400 design.

Do I have to join NIC / elecsa / napit ? If I do join, will that mean I'm Part P qualified?

Up until now I've been working for companies in the commercial / industrial side of it, hence my ignorance about Part P.

Thanks for everyones advice!
 
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hi tigerpaul,
anyone that does notifiable work in domestic premises needs to be part p registered or involve the labc so in answering to joining a scheme, no its not compulsary but it is advisable.
would think you will need your 17th before assessment as this is what we are all now working to.
part p isnt a qualification, it is a registration.
as for the 2400 that is now 2391-20.
hope this helps ;)
 

tigerpaul

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Thanks Flukey!

So, if I were to do a job in, say, a few weeks time, I could just issue a "green" NIC test cert, and then inform the council so they can inspect it for themselves.

But after I pass the 17th, (course starting march) then I could join NIC, and then issue "red" test certs, and then I dont have to inform the council, because by being a member of NIC, I would be deemed Part P competent...

Does that sound right? or am I missing something here?
 
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You are on the right track, however, any work that is done by a non registered person will need to inform the council before work starts, and pay them a fee to organise the inspection and testing of the work.

If you are registered, then there is no need to inform them before.

All you need do is do the work and then after its completed, notifity them via the scheme operators website.

Finally, provided you can prove yourself competent with the assessor, there is no need to be up to date with the 17th. They will just ask you to do the update within 6 or so months of joining.
 
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tigerpaul

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Thanks, I shall be calling the council tomorrow to check what ridiculous fees they're going to charge me!
 
all i would add is that as per jasons advice make sure you notify labc before you do the work as they may want to see cable routes etc before they are plastered up ;)
 
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