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UK Part P

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Jb, Mar 22, 2005.

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  1. Jb

    Jb Guest

    I notice a lot of new instruments are now quoting 'Part P compliant'. Does
    this mean we need to renew all our test gear or is it just marketing hype? I
    shall be well peed off if my CM500 (18mnth old and £700+) is now redundant.

    Jb
     
  2. Depends on the requirements of whichever approved scheme you're in,
    and the capabilities of your tester (which I'm not familiar with).
    I think most of the approved schemes are requiring recalibration
    every 12 months. The actual tests to be performed haven't changed.
    But for sure, Part P is a great opportunity for marketing bullshit,
    scare stories, etc, and there's no shortage of them. Kind of goes
    with the admission now from the ODPM that they over estimated the
    number of deaths due to electrical installations by 5 times when
    trying to justify the whole thing, something which was pointed
    out to them by many people during the consultation period, but
    which they chose to ignore at that time.
     
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