Part P Competent Person Schemes like ELECSA were introduced at the same time as Part P to permit firms that
had been assessed as sufficiently competent, to self-certify that their work complies with all applicable requirements of
the Building Regulations.
Self-certification benefits the householder because by using a Competent Person they don’t
have to pay building control fees or submit a building notice. In addition, householders have the important reassurance that
by using a Competent Person, they are using a firm that has been independently assessed and certified as competent to carry
out the work.