Thanks to increasingly high standards of wiring and installation, electrical systems are now generally safer than ever. However, the use of electricity in churches still has the potential to cause considerable damage to property and serious personal injury.
Fixed electrical systems
To be inspected and tested AT LEAST once every five years in accordance with the recommendations of the Church Buildings Council
The work completed must meet IET Regulations, Guidance Note No. 3 with an electrical installation and conditioning report issued in every case
Work must be carried out by a qualified electrician with full scope registration or membership to work on commercial installations and certified with the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC), The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA), The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) or The Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland (SELECT).
Electricians or electrical contractors who are only registered to undertake work on domestic installations under Part P of the Building Regulations are not deemed acceptable by Ecclesiastical.