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PROPOSED ELECTRICAL LEGISLATION

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PROPOSED ELECTRICAL LEGISLATION

Posted by John Peckham on Jan 17, 2020 1:07 pm

The government have produced draft regulations on the periodic inspection and testing of domestic installations.

It can be found here http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2020/9780111191934

I have serious concerns with the proposed definition of "qualified" as it does not require anyone to have any qualifications whatsoever , so it does not do what it says on the tin. It perpetuates the current practice of any knuckle scraping half whit who does not know their amp from the elbow carrying out inspection and testing. Without setting out defined required qualifications it becomes unenforceable.

Unless an MP makes an objection as Secondary it will become law without debate. I have written to my recently Knighted MP this morning to explain my views on the proposed legislation and in particular the definition of "Qualified" that contains no requirement to have any qualifications. 

Unless the government gets any objections these Regulations will become law. Only an MP can get proposed secondary legislation changed.

You may wish to join me in writing to your MP? 

Re: PROPOSED ELECTRICAL LEGISLATION

Posted by John Peckham on Mar 15, 2020 1:29 pm

The problem as I see it with the Scottish scheme is they have not grasped the fact that the various schemes in the list do not register individuals only "Enterprises " that have one assessed person. 

As as we know that allows Enterprises to send out anyone who can mist up a mirror to do EICRs.

The Scottish document does not specify any specific qualifications. In addition it is electrician focused and does not appear to recognise engineers who may do this work.

The IET only operates an individual recognition scheme for electrians.

 

Re: PROPOSED ELECTRICAL LEGISLATION

Posted by Chris Pearson on Mar 15, 2020 1:48 pm

Here is the response which I received via my MP. HMG appears to have missed the point, but I cannot fault Ms Dinenage's approach.

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Re: PROPOSED ELECTRICAL LEGISLATION

Posted by Sparkingchip on Mar 15, 2020 2:59 pm

Meanwhile over in the letting agents office someone is Reading this.

 Andy Betteridge 

Re: PROPOSED ELECTRICAL LEGISLATION

Posted by Sparkingchip on Mar 24, 2020 8:53 pm

Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee Tuesday 17th March 2020

https://hansard.parliament.uk/pdf/commons/2020-03-17/19d18af0-b369-473e-9f4a-eade8d08f155

Andy Betteridge

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