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How Do You Notify Building Control Of Electrical Work?

How Do You Notify Building Control Of Electrical Work?

Are you planning on doing electrical work in your home or business? Whether it’s a small renovation project or a major overhaul, one important task you should never overlook is notifying building control. But how exactly do you go about this process? In this blog post, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know about notifying building control of your electrical work and why it’s crucial for the safety and compliance of your property. So let’s get started!

What is Building Control and What Does It Do?

Building control is a system designed to monitor and manage the activities in or affecting a building. It is responsible for regulating access to the building, maintaining security, and enforcing fire codes. Buildings can be monitored through various systems, including security cameras, motion detectors, and smoke detectors. When an issue is detected, building control can contact the occupants of the building to let them know about the problem and ask them to take appropriate action.

How to Contact Building Control

To notify building control of electrical work, follow these simple steps:

1. Get the name and phone number of the building controller.
2. Call the controller and tell them that you will be doing some electrical work in their building.
3. Explain what you are going to be doing and give them a rough timeline of when the work will take place.
4. Ask for their permission to do the work, and if they say no, ask what else needs to be done in order for the work to proceed.
5. If the controller approves your work, thank them and give them a copy of your permit(s).
6. Keep track of all code violations that occur while you are working so that you can report them to building control as soon as possible.

What Are the Causes of Electrical Problems?

Electrical wiring in buildings is typically made of copper wire, which can become brittle and break if exposed to excessive heat or cold. Broken wires can cause sparks and fires, so it’s important to notify building control of any electrical work that needs to be done. There are a few ways you can do this:

1. Use an electrical contractor. Contractors are trained in testing and identifying potential problems with electrical systems, so they’re the best option if you don’t know how to do it yourself.

2. Contact the fire department. If there’s a fire, it’ll be easier for the firefighters to identify where the fire started and properly address it.

3. Tamper with the wiring yourself. If you notice any broken or frayed wires, don’t touch them – call someone professional right away!

How to Fix Electrical Problems

If you are working on electrical wiring in a building, it is important to follow the proper procedures. One way to ensure that you are following the correct procedures is to notify building control of your work. There are several ways to do this.

One way is to use a tag or label that states the purpose of the wire being installed. For example, if you are installing wire for lighting, you would put a tag or label on the cable saying “lighting.”

You can also set up a temporary power supply using extension cords and plugs. This will allow you to work without waking up occupants in adjacent rooms. Make sure that all electrical wires and devices have properly been tagged or labeled before plugging them into the temporary power supply.

If none of these methods work for you, there are two other ways that building control can be notified about your work: by phone or email. You can call Building Control at (888) 222-1222 and tell them what type of work is being done and where it is occurring. Alternatively, you can send an email with your information including a picture of any tags or labels that have been placed on wires and devices.


In order to ensure that electrical work is done safely and in accordance with building regulations, it is important for the contractor or homeowner performing the electrical work to notify building control of the work. This notification allows for proper coordination of personnel and equipment, safe working conditions, and accurate inventory tracking.