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  1. E

    Self Assessment

    Hi all. So with a bit of time on my hands I've decided to do the self assessment 2019-2020 return be my self. For the first time! I have paid cis as a subcontractor in this year - in the eyes of the HMRC does this count as having a business? Being an improver a few agencies have put me on a...
  2. nicnic66

    Assessment of installation for EICR codes?

    Can I get everyone's opinion on the following please for EICR coding? TN-C-S INSTALLATION Ze = 0.26 Pfc 0.9kA SUPPLY FUSE IS 60AMP 1361 16MM2 TAILS FROM CUT OUT TO METER 16MM2 TAILS FROM METER TO SWITCH FUSE 6MM2 MAIN EARTH (C2) SWITCH FUSE IS 80 AMP 1361 16MM2 T+E BURIED IN WALL...
  3. G

    UK Help with AM2 assessment resit

    I recently finished my AM2 and unfortunately failed. The only thing I failed on was the earth fault loop impedance. I’m booking a resit but don’t want to fail it again, the procedure I carried out was. Isolate and lock of the main switch. Remove the main earth from terminal. Set tester to L-PE...
  4. Floody

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC Skype Assessment because of COVID-19

    Just thought id let people know i've just completed my NICEIC assessment via Skype, because of the virus. Was fairly straight forward, he contacted me a few days before to get what he needed via email to make things smoother, really lovely fella. Asked a few technical questions about...
  5. Z

    Niceic assessment

    This question is to those who are niceic. I am an approved contractor, I had my second periodic inspection on this previous Monday. The assessment had started as it usually does 8 till 12 everything went well however I had just realised by chance actually that the niceic had billed me for an...
  6. Floody

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Assessment is end of month

    Hey folks. My assessment is at the end of the month. Going to show the assessor my own CU upgrade at my home (which will be completed before he arrives) Other domestic work I've completed has mainly been for a mate who runs his own company so I dont want to step on his toes and get the NIC in to...
  7. M

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NIC assessment major worries

    Hi Guys, I've got my NIC Domestic Installer assessment coming up in a few weeks and am a little concerned about it. I signed up over the phone, signed and returned the forms, but after re-reading them, I'm a little (lot) concerned. As I don't hold an NVQ L3, the form mentions I require a...
  8. happyhippydad

    Stroma assessment information

    I've just had my yearly Stroma assessment. The assessor 'nice chap, firm but fair type', let me know that over the next 2 years the CPS side of Stroma will be completely taken over by Napit, although Stroma have 3000 people on there CPS schemes so it may take longer. The point he was making is...
  9. M


    Good morning does anyone have any help or guidance on the EAL level 4 assessment please ? Any info greatfully received. Many thanks
  10. P

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Nic assessment

    Hi all I have my nic-eic assessment Thursday I think I’m all prepared but just wondering from your past experiences what I could expect. It’s Domestic Installer I’m doing. Thanks in advance.
  11. Q

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Do I have to notify before assessment

    Hi everyone, I am planing to join Competent Person Scheme through any provider. I checked NICEIC requirements, it says “In order to demonstrate how you have complied with BS 7671 your Assessor will need to review the following certi cates and reports during your assessment: -A sample of...
  12. Gary Tollison

    AM2 assessment and NVQ

    Greetings :) Had my AM2 assessment last week. Passed, 98%! Relieved to have it in the bag! Managed the install with 45 mins to spare! Other practical assessments went well. Although the paperwork for inspection and testing took ages! NVQ is next. I’m unsure as to what to expect with the NVQ...
  13. R

    Is someone trying to rip a customer off? Advice on a Fire Risk Assessment

    Hi So a customer of mine has just had his fire extinguishers tested and for some reason the guy doing the fire extinguisher check removed this 600x600 flat LED panel and looked above it and said that what he sees is not safe and it's a fire risk. He proceeded to quote £600 to have 7 of these...
  14. K

    Trainee Risk Assessment for Am2

    Hello everyone, I am new member to the forum - not sure how forums work, if I'm posting in the wright place or not etc.. Anyway I was wondering if anyone could help me with the risk assessment for the AM2. I can't think of more than 3 really, I know this is easy but I always overthink the...
  15. PJH2903

    Stroma Certification Scheme SPD calculation / Stroma annual assessment

    I've got my annual Stroma assessment next week and the job I am taking them to is a board change. I have not fitted an SPD as by my calculations it was not a requirement (plus a tight customer would not want the extra cost) I don't think it will be a problem but am just looking for reassurance...
  16. M

    Assessment 615: Electrical Systems Design

    Hello :) I'm currently on my final assessment for 2365 after spending two years at college. I really want to complete the assessment in some design software rather than manually drawing. I found designspark which looked as if it could do what I want but doesn't seem to like importing...
  17. S

    RCD omission risk assessment

    Hi guys does anybody please have a template risk assessment for the omission of RCD protection? Or does anyone know where I may locate one? Many thanks in advance.
  18. T

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC Periodic Assessment Info

    Hi I have my first annual assessment next week. I have yet to do my 18th but have the reg book. Is there anything new since last year as to what the inspector is looking for? Paperwork wise I have everything up to date but im wondering about the site visits and if I will be missing some new regs...
  19. E

    First NIC assessment

    Ive got my first NIC assessment coming up and a couple of my jobs (that i was going to provide the assessor with) have previously been signed off through the company i used to work for. Will this be an issue even if i did all the works? Would the assessor even check if the job has been signed...
  20. G

    Health and safety and risk assessment for one man band

    Morning all I know the questions probably been asked a lot. Basically I done some work for a company last month and put my invoice in at the start of last month now there asking for health and safety policy and risk assessment. What's the score being a one man band solo trader.
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    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma assessment coming up.

    Morning all. Got my initial Stroma assessment coming up in a week or so. I’m guessing I’ll be verifying chosen circuits with dead & live tests. I’m tying myself up regarding my lighting circuit. The reason being, I’ve done all my loop in loop out etc at switch; this also includes extractor fan...
  22. R

    Confusing EICR, 'Satisfactory' assessment but C1 present

    As a newbie to this forum, I'm hoping that someone can help me understand a particular aspect of the EICR that was done on behalf of the previous owners of my current house. At the time (which I admit was some while ago) I was slightly confused by it but in all the chaos of buying the house, I...
  23. C

    SPD risk assessment template

    I am due to carry out my first fuse board change under the 18th edition, i need a risk assessment template for SPD devices. and with regards to AFDD i am under the impression i just need to recommend it in the quotation.
  24. G

    Australia skills assessment

    Hi guys I’m doing my Australia skills assessment end of this month to hopefully obtain a visa at the end of it. Was wondering if anyone has recently done it or can offer any tips or advice for it?
  25. Bobby34

    Noob Sparks awaiting assessment

    Good evening everyone, so I have taken the plunge and signed up for the NICEIC domestic installers scheme for which I have an assessment next month. I have a new installation to show the assessor with 7 circuits and practising the dead and live tests over and over so hopefully the on the day...
  26. gazdkw82

    2391-52 practical assessment prep

    I have my practical assessment for 2392-52 tomorrow. I've passed everything so far and only have this to do. It's 3 hour assessment which includes, initial verification on 3 circuits (three phase), periodic inspection and test of 3 circuits (single phase) and fault finding. I'm just trying to...
  27. J

    Which regs book for assessment

    Hi, i have my annual niceic assessment coming up. Is it ok to use yellow regs still or will i need new 18th, this book coming into play 1st jan so was not sure if be problem still using old. Understand not good practice etc..thanks guys
  28. Phill

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Newbie & NICEIC assessment advice!

    Hi all, Newbie from the West Midlands, just starting out in the electrickery world (certainly not in life... change of direction) and have my NICEIC assessment in a few weeks for registration as a domestic installer. This is my first ever and so any tips and info about what to expect would be...
  29. A

    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma assessment can anyone help

    Just wondering if anyone has recently done the stroma assessment for CPS scheme. Im doing it on a consumer unit changed in my house. What exactly is he/she going to be inspecting?
  30. T

    Stroma Certification Scheme 1st Stroma assessment

    Hi everyone got my 1st assessment coming up with Stroma / a governing body just wondered if anyone had any tips with regards the whole process as I’d imagine I’m feeling the same way everyone else did when they and their 1st assessment! Any tips will be appreciated Thanks
  31. happyhippydad

    Does anyone else get a little nervous at assessment time?

    I was very happy to get a desk top assessment last year as it meant not missing a day of work and also I didn't have to 'prove' myself worthy to be registered. This year will be a normal visit. This Tuesday the inspector will call and I'm tidying up the office and getting all the paperwork...
  32. happyhippydad

    What will the outcome be of my assessment?

    Hello all.. I expect my full rewire will be assessed this year by Stroma. It has been done very well and neatly and ticks all the regulation boxes..... apart from socket/switches heights. These I have kept as existing, approx 1350mm for switches and 300mm for sockets. I have rang Stroma and...
  33. Michael James thomas

    Stroma Certification Scheme Stroma is it possible to fail assessment

    I'm the NIC QS and Electrical foreman for a shopfitting firm and one of the subbys who has now come on board full time .He can't fill out a test cert at all didn't know where to bond water and doesnt know when an Rcd is required or not so uses RCBOs on every thing has no real knowledge of the...
  34. Gavin John Hyde

    NICEIC Certification Scheme What happens on a NICEIC assessment

    Just come across this video on you tube on thomas nagy's feed, we often get people asking about joining a scheme - usually competent persons rather than approved contractor and this video might be useful for some of you wondering about what happens, I am guessing the niceic jumped at the chance...
  35. M

    Part P assessment question

    One of the questions on a recent Part P assessment was how would I wire an external outbuilding if the earthing arrangement to the property was PME. I said I would run a three core SWA from the property to the outbuilding and use the cable armour and the third core as the exported CPC. I was...
  36. J

    Napit assessment help

    Hi all new to site but can anyone give me a heads up on what to expect from my Napit assessment, thanks
  37. G

    Clarkson Evans assessment day help

    hey guys i have just been invited by Clarkson Evans to attend an assessment day. anybody know what this entails, i am currently serving in the army and need to know what sort of tests there are and how difficult they are. cheers
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    2391-52 practical assessment - testing sequence

    Hi guys, i have my 2391-52 practical assessment tomorrow and my assessor has said we have to perform the tests in sequence as stated in gn3 - 2.6.4 Few questions i have are: Once i complete safe isolation procedure and remove cover first up is continuity of protective conductors, surely it's a...
  39. C

    OVO Energy Smart Meter Assessment Day

    Hi, bit of a long shot probably but worth a shot as I'm desperate to pass and very apprehensive about the assessment day this week. Does anyone have any experience doing the assessment day which will consist of a role play, manual dexterity test and interview. Thanks in advance.
  40. C

    NICEIC Certification Scheme First NICEIC Assessment

    Hello, Ive got my first NICEIC Approved assessment coming up with Tim Leibe. Ive been with Elecsa in the past but decided to go for the full scope. Just wondering what to expect, questions he may ask and if anyone has had dealings with Tim in the past? Any help would be great.
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