Competent Person Schemes (CPS)
Joining a Competent Person Scheme (CPS) allows you to self-certify your installations as meeting the Building Regulations. For installations carried out by a non-registered person, a building notice or full plans application must be submitted, incurring additional Building Control or Approved Inspector fees for inspection and approval.
Stroma Certification is authorised by the DCLG to run CPS for:
- Installation of heating or hot water system connected to a heat-producing gas appliance, or associated controls. (2)
- Installation of (a) an oil-fired combustion appliance; or (b) oil storage tanks and the pipes connecting them to combustion appliances. (3)
- Installation of a heating or hot water system connected to an oil-fired combustion appliance or its associated controls. (5)
- Installation of a heating or hot water system connected to a solid fuel burning combustion appliance or its associated controls. (6)
- Installation of a heating or hot water system connected to an electric heat source or its associated controls. (7)
- Installation of a mechanical ventilation or air conditioning system or associated controls, which does not involve work on a system shared with parts of the building occupied separately, in a building other than a dwelling. (8)
- Installation of an air conditioning or ventilation system in a dwelling, which does not involve work on systems shared with other dwellings. (9)
- Installation of a lighting system or electric heating system, or associated electrical controls in buildings other than dwellings. (10)
- Installation of fixed low or extra-low voltage electrical installations in dwellings. (11)
- Installation of fixed low or extra-low voltage electrical installations in dwellings as a necessary adjunct to or arising out of other work being carried out by the registered person. (12)
- Installation, as a replacement, of a window, rooflight, roof window or door in an existing dwelling. (13)
- Installation of a sanitary convenience, sink, washbasin, bidet, fixed bath, shower or bathroom in a dwelling, which does not involve work on shared or underground drainage. (14)
- Installation of a supply of non-wholesome water to a sanitary convenience fitted with a flushing device which does not involve work on shared or underground drainage. (16)
- Installation in a building of a system to produce electricity, heat or cooling (a) by microgeneration, or (b) from renewable sources (as defined in European Parliament and Council Directive 2009/28/EC of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources). Excluding:- Biomass, CHP and Wind (17)
- Insertion of insulating material into the cavity walls of an existing building. (18)
- Installation, as a replacement, of a window, rooflight, roof window or door in an existing building other than a dwelling. This paragraph does not apply to glass which is load bearing or structural or which forms part of glazed curtain walling or a revolving door. (21)
- Installation of insulating material to the internal walls of a building. (22)
- Installation of insulating material to the external walls of a building, not including insulation of demountable-clad buildings. (23)
(x) Numbers indicate Building Regulations, Schedule 3 row number
Part P CPS Requirements
Once Part P qualified, electrical installers can join Stroma’s Government approved CPS. Registration will necessitate an on-site inspection of wiring and testing work to ensure competence.
During the inspection, the installer must produce reference manuals, full scope certification and a multi-function electrical tester, which is compliant with the requirements of the 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations.
As a result of changes to Part P of the Building Regulations, Local Authority Building Control must now be notified of a significant proportion of electrical works carried out on residential properties throughout England and Wales, and a certificate of compliance must be issued to the homeowner.