How can you be sure a safe solar panel installation on your property is done to highest professional standards? There are government regulations that ensure that this is the case, but if you’re investing in the domestic generation of renewable energy, you should be aware of the specific measures that are there to protect you. How can you ensure a high standard of work and have the correct documents at hand?
Documents you will need for Solar Panel installation:
- Competent Persons Scheme certificate (CPS) – always look for the accreditation, from any workers on your property, including solar panel installers. This shows that they can be trusted to ensure a high standard of safe and effective service.
- Part A building regulation – this relates to the structural safety of a building, not endangering any occupants or visitors. Any work done on your property, should as mounting roof panels comes under these rules.
- Part P building regulation – this relates to the electrical safety of a building, all wiring and insulation of solar panels must meet this criteria. Electrical safety is paramount, and should be taken very seriously.
Remember, as the property owner, full responsibility is on you to keep these certifications safe. Always ask for documentation from installers that they comply with the regulations. If they can’t do this, perhaps consider going to a firm that can.
If you cannot get your hands on these forms, you can always ask the Building Control department of your local council or alternatively, the certification agency that originally issued them. As long as you give an approximate date and the nature of the work carried out, they should be able to get hold of them for you. Part A and Part P building regulations do not expire, so even if a company is no longer trading, these will still be available.
Applegarth Electric always carries out our work with the complete range of documentation required. If you are interested in a safe solar domestic renewable energy installation, get in touch today.