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Shower Off, Tile, Shower Back On - Notifiable?

Discuss Shower Off, Tile, Shower Back On - Notifiable? in the Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations at Tilers Forum; Gents, Just checking....isolate shower, remove for tiling, replace....no change to switch, cable and shower. Is this notifiable work or nay? Thanks!...
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    Gents,

    Just checking....isolate shower, remove for tiling, replace....no change to switch, cable and shower. Is this notifiable work or nay?

    Thanks!

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    Not, but would issue a minor works.

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    i fort all work done it a bathroom and kitchen needs part p

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiggie89 View Post
    i fort all work done it a bathroom and kitchen needs part p
    Yes, as a special location I'd agree. However, with simply removing and replacing a shower does that constitute 'work'? I have tested, of course, just trying to avoid paperwork if possible.

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    NICEIC advice:


    High risk locations
    Kitchens, bathrooms and gardens are classed as ‘special locations’ because the risk of electric shock is greater. Unless you are only replacing accessories, work in a kitchen, bathroom, garden or outbuilding must either be undertaken by a registered electrician or notified to building control.

    Now is a shower an accessory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IQ Electrical View Post
    NICEIC advice:


    High risk locations
    Kitchens, bathrooms and gardens are classed as ‘special locations’ because the risk of electric shock is greater. Unless you are only replacing accessories, work in a kitchen, bathroom, garden or outbuilding must either be undertaken by a registered electrician or notified to building control.



    Are you even replacing it because it's the same unit going back.........

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    Part P isn't applicable if replacing like for like.
    Seeing as it's the same shower, it's EXACTLY like for like. !!

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    even if its a minor works all work in a kitchen or bathroom needs part p
    i know its big pain but am i right? plz let me know some one

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiggie89 View Post
    even if its a minor works all work in a kitchen or bathroom needs part p
    i know its big pain but am i right? plz let me know some one
    Hi kiggie....no, not quite. Lots of work in special locations is not notifiable according to the NICEIC...see their PDF download at http://niceic.com/Uploads/File1247.pdf

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    thanks pal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    Are you even replacing it because it's the same unit going back.........
    This is the key point I think....same cable, same route, same shower, same switch....

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    Default Re: Shower Off, Tile, Shower Back On - Notifiable?

    It's difficult to find any DIRECT answers to this issue but the following from the ODPM seems to be clear at last:

    Is the replacement electric shower or shower pump in a bathroom notifiable?
    Answer: No despite the increased risk of electrical shock to persons in bathrooms and shower rooms, the ODPM does not consider such replacement work to be notifiable, unless it is not on a like for like basis or it involves the provision of a new circuit (such as to cope with an increased power rating). You are however advised due to this higher risk of electrocution to employ only competent electricians to undertake this work for you.

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