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Site Inspections and Completion Certificates


Please ensure Building Standards are notified when the stages of the works detailed within the Construction Compliance and Notification Plan have progressed to a degree in which they can be inspected.

The full CCNP is issued with your warrant approval. We would request that reasonable notice is given to allow us to carry out an inspection in person. However, alternative evidence may be acceptable in certain circumstances.  

Photographic evidence

 Images must show the element of the build you are evidencing, be clearly defined and show all critical dimensions. It is commonplace to hold a tape measure against the same for clarity. Where it is agreed that photographs are to be submitted, these should ideally be uploaded in a single document via the online portal. Please do not e-mail photographs direct to the allocated Surveyor.

It should be noted that Building Standards only carry out reasonable enquiry to ensure the works are compliant. It may be advisable for you to engage a competent person to oversee the works on your behalf. Site supervision, workmanship, civil disputes, contractual issues etc do not fall within Building Standards remit.  

Completion Certificate Submission

When the works are complete, you will require to submit a completion certificate submission via the portal with all associated paperwork. 

Electrical certification

This will require to be provided from an electrician who is registered with NICEIC, a member of SELECT or an equivalent organisation accredited by UKAS to conduct inspections or provide certification services (ISO/IEC17065).

For building warrant purposes, electrical certification must be provided from a contractor who is a member of a UKAS accredited registration scheme.

The two recognised scheme providers in Scotland are SELECT and NICEIC who assess their members' competency in the application of the current IET regulations and their understanding of the current Scottish Building Regulations relating to electrical installations.

Appropriate Building Standards electrical certificates may also include:

·         Fire detection and fire alarm system commissioning certificates to BS5839 if smoke or heat detectors are fitted.

·         Emergency lighting completion certificate to BS 5266-1.

If alternative certification is presented, the certifier must be able to satisfy the verifier of their level of competency and be able to demonstrate that the installer is audited for installations compliant with the current IET Wiring Regulations and current Scottish Building Regulations by a UKAS accredited assessor.

It is up to the verifier to determine the acceptance of alternative certification.

Find out more about the process of the Competency Self-Assessment for Electricians not Members of Recognised Trade Body.