Competent Persons Register
A Competent Person is a trades person or enterprise that has been adjudged to be sufficiently competent to self-certify that its work complies with "Part P Electrical Safety" of the Building Regulations of England and Wales.
Electrical work undertaken during home improvements, renovation, extensions, loft conversion, kitchen and bathroom refurbishments must be notified to the local authority building control department and carried out by a Competent Person.
It is hoped that moving towards self-certification will significantly enhance compliance with the requirements of the Building Regulations, reduce costs for firms joining recognised schemes, and promote training and competence within the industry.
It should also help tackle the problem of 'cowboy builders', and assist local authorities with enforcement of the Building Regulations.
Further information can be found on the LABC and GOV.UK websites:
Competent Person Register Competent Person Schemes