"An electrical installation should be designed,constructed, installed and tested such that it is in accordance with the recommendations of BS 7671: 2001, as amended."
Forgive my Sassenach ignorance on Scottish matters, but reading the language actually used in that document makes me query the hard legal position.
I'd always been led to believe that compliance with IEE Regs. was actually mandatory
under Scottish Building Regs., but the way that's worded makes it seem less certain. "Should follow" doesn't necessarily mean "must follow" in legal terminology, or maybe it sjust the reference to the recommendations
of BS7671 which helps give that impression.
So is everything in that document actually hard legislation, or is it just a guideline as to how one might
comply, as with the new English Part P?
The heading for section 4.5 ("mandatory") just has the same sort of non-specific requirements as Part P, viz.:
Every building must be designed and constructed in such a way that the electrical installation does not:
(a) threaten the health and safety of the people in, and around, the building; and
(b) become a source of fire.
So what is the actual law?