Gloucestershire Building Control Partnership

Competent Persons

Competent Persons Schemes were introduced by the Government to allow individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the building regulations as an alternative to submitting a building notice or using an approved inspector.

The principles of self-certification are based on giving people who are competent in their field the ability to self-certify that their work complies with the building regulations without the need to submit a building notice and thus incurring local authority inspections or charges.

Types of work include:

 

Work carried out by installers under a competent person scheme is required to notify the local authority within 30 days of the completion of the work.

 

A list of self certification schemes is available in Schedule 3: Self-certification schemes and Exemptions from Requirements to Give Building Notice or Deposit Full Plans of the Building Regulations 2010 (as amended). The list can be viewed here at: www.gov.uk/browse/housing/planning-permission

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Latest news release published: 21/06/2018