Don Foster, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, issued a statement on the changes to the Building Regulations in England, including Part P.
In response, Phil Buckle, Director General of the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) said:
“Whilst we welcome the attempt to make Part P less bureaucratic and more effective, reducing notifiable work could put people at real risk. Both statistical data and anecdotal evidence indicates that kitchens are high risk areas, so any electrical work must be of a high standard. Given Part P is the only legislation which protects people in their home, any reduction in notifiable work in kitchens is concerning”.