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NAPIT Backs Stronger Enforcement of Part P Breaches As Another Rogue Trader Is Caught

NAPIT Backs Stronger Enforcement of Part P Breaches As Another Rogue Trader Is Caught


part pWith all the rogue traders out there looking to take advantage of clients, rest assured your actions will catch up with you as NAPIT played a influential role in seeing sub standard electrical work legally dealt with. A man has just recently been fined £8,000 after work carried out did not comply with Part P of the building regulations.

NAPIT were asked to come down to the local council in order for them to carry out relevent inspections on two properties where the faulty work had been reported. Such work had actually been discovered by the councils' Building Control Department. The investigation actually uncovered several electrical faults which included some posing immediate anger to occupants. It is for this exact reason Part P Courses came about in order to train electrical staff to develop safe electrical installations.

David Cowburn, (NAPIT’s Chief Operating Officer) had his say on the matter...

“I was delighted to hear the outcome of this court case, and I hope it sends a clear message that non-compliance with the Building Regulations is unacceptable. This case also serves as a reminder that using qualified and competent electricians to undertake work can help to stop dangerous situations like these from arising. South Gloucestershire Council have set a fantastic example in pursuing this prosecution, and we would like other Local Authorities to follow their lead to ensure that the Building Regulations are respected.”

Also commenting on the issue was Councillor Paul Hughes (Cabinet Member responsible for Communities and Tourism in South Gloucestershire) 

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“This case demonstrates the importance of ensuring the correct route is followed when undertaking any building work. Construction is a complex arena where unscrupulous individuals can take advantage of customers’ unfamiliarity with legislation, and profit from cutting corners. Our Building Control team has a very important role to play in maintaining a level playing field for local businesses and to make sure householders can be confident that where unsatisfactory and unsafe work is evident it will be followed up. In this case, we stepped in when a complaint was made and engaged with NAPIT to successfully bring this prosecution, and the outcome proves that a hard line will be taken by the council on those who profiteer at the expense of others’ safety.”

It's safe to say NAPIT was happy to catch such faulty work as they have been calling for stronger enforcement of the Part P of the Building Regulations for quite some time now and we most certainly agree with them here at Able Skills. Part P Courses have been in full effect and it's a pleasure to train students to make electrical installations safe for the public.