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Approved Document P - Electrical safety - Dwellings

Approved Document P: Electrical safety - dwellings (2006 edition)

Publication title: Approved Document P: Electrical safety - dwellings (2013 edition - for use in England)
Date published: January 2013
ISBN: 978 1 85946 485 4
Price: £8.50 (free to download)

Summary

This current edition of Approved Document P: Electrical safety – Dwellings, has been updated and replaces the previous edition. This edition has a new look and has been re-designed to make reading and navigation easier by using a single column format.

There are some legal and technical changes in this edition:

  • reduces the range of electrical installation work that is notifiable.
  • installers who are not a registered competent person may now use a 'registered third-party certifier' to certify work as an alternative to a using building control body.
  • the technical guidance throughout now refers to BS7671:2008 incorporating Amendment No 1:2011.

There have been no amendments to the substantive requirements in Schedule 1 (ie Parts A to P) of the Building Regulations.

Changes coming into effect on 6 April 2013

The new 2013 edition of Approved Document P has been made available for download below.  In 2013, the edition of Approved Document P (2006 edition incorporating 2010 amendments) will be withdrawn and replaced by a new edition Approved Document P (2013).  

The changes in the 2013 edition take effect on 6 April 2013 for building work carried out in England and for excepted energy buildings in Wales as defined in the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions (No. 2) Order 2009.  The 2006 edition incorporating 2010 amendments will continue to apply to building work started before 6 April 2013 or subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before 6 April 2013.

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New Approved Document P: Electrical safety - Dwellings (2013 edition – for use in England)  (PDF 2.33 Mb) 
For use after 6 April 2013

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Archived versions

Approved Document P: Electrical safety - dwellings (2006 edition incorporating 2010 amendments) (PDF 3.64MB)

This edition of Approved Document P: Electrical safety - Dwellings superseded the original 2006 edition (see version below) by incorporating the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.

Amendments to Approved Documents and Compliance Guides 2010: List of revisions and corrections (PDF 123 Kb)

This amendment slip shows how the old regulation numbers within Building Regulations 2000 correspond to the new regulation numbers within Building Regulations 2010.
2006:

Approved Document P: Electrical safety - dwellings (2006 edition) (PDF 4675 Kb) 

This is the original edition of Approved Document P and does not incorporate the changes made as a result of the Building Regulations 2010 and Building (Approved Inspectors etc) Regulations 2010.

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