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Solar PV System Owners    
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Good Practice Guide - Managing the Installation of PV Systems (BERR)     N/A
RECC Consumer Code (Apr 2013)
Landlords Guide to Electrical Safety (Electrical Safety Council)
Solar PV Installers    
Photovoltaics in Buildings - Guide to the installation of PV Systems 2nd Edition (DTI 2006)     N/A
Photovoltaics in Buildings - Safety & the CDM Regulations (DTI)     N/A
Health & Safety in Roof Work (HSE)
Five Steps to Risk Assesment (HSE)
Safe Isolation Procedure (Select)
Getting to Grips with Manual Handling (HSE)
Guide to Construction (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1996 (HSE)
Working on Roofs (HSE)
Work at Heights - The Basics (HSE)
Using Electric Storage Batteries Safely (HSE)
Guidance to the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (HSE)
Electrical Installations and their Effect on the Fire Performance of Buildings (ESC)      
Guidance Notes on the UK Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 (DTI)      
Earthing: Your Questions Answered (IEE, 2005)      
MCS 001 Installer Certification Scheme Requirements v2.0      
MCS 002 Information on Building Directives and European Regulations v1.5      
MIS 3002 Requirements for contractors undertaking the supply, design, set to work, commissioning and handover of solar photovoltaic (PV) microgeneration systems v2.1      
SAP 2009 v9.90 The Government’s Standard Assessment
Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings
Building Regulations    
Approved Document A - Structure      
Approved Document B1 - Fire Safety (Domestic)      
Approved Document B2 - Fire Safety      
Approved Document C - Moisture      
Approved Document E - Sound      
Approved Document F - Ventilation      
Approved Document K - Protection from Falling      
Approved Document M - Access & Use of Buildings      
Approved Document P - Electrical Safety (Domestic)      
Planning Permission    
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2012      
The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Ammendment) (England) Order 2008      
Planning Policy Guidance 2 (PPG2): Green Belts      
Planning Policy Statement 7 (PPS7): Sustainable Development in Rural Areas      
By Design: Urban Design in the planning system towards better practice      
Planning Policy Statement 22 (PPS22): Renewable Energy      
Planning practice guidance for renewable and low carbon energy (July 2013)      
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