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  1. DeanoRN

    tips for periodic inspection and testing.

    good afternoon all, ok so just wondering if anyone has some tips and advice for domestic testers in the social housing sector. I am now working with a company who do a a lot of social housing periodic testing (change of tenancy) etc and i was wondering how everyone does there testing, do they...
  2. Electrical2go

    NEW Super Rod SRFERRET Multi-Purpose Wireless Inspection Camera and Cable Pulling Tool added to our end of Season Sale

    Super Rod Ferret Multi-Purpose Wireless Inspection Camera and Cable Pulling Tool Click here to visit Electrical2Go Now - Don't forget to PM us for your exclusive 5% discount code (for Forum members only) The Cable Ferret is a Small lightweight IP67 Rechargeable USB charged wireless 720p camera...
  3. DeanoRN

    Inspection and testing 2391-52 advice please.

    Hi all, Im taking the course in 6 weeks for my work, can anyone offer some advice on what sort of stuff to revise, obviously testing/results etc what about fault finding etc? what sort of questions do they ask in the exam? is there a written part? any advice for that? and the practical exam...
  4. A

    Testing ACBs during Periodic inspection

    Hello everyone! Has anyone been asked to test the main building incomers like ACBs as part of Periodic Inspection? If yes, do you give this part of the work to 3rd party? and what is the process and how you verify the report? some of my bigger clients are asking for this test to be done. Thanks...
  5. C

    Looking for Solar Inspection form s and tests after an installation was done

    Looking for Solar Inspection form s and tests after an installation was done
  6. Sparksaflyin

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Tips for my first niceic inspection

    Hi people. I’ve got my first niceic inspection in a few weeks. Any advice on what to expect? What type of installations to show them? Any tips to get through it smoothly would be greatly welcomed. Thanks fellas ( and girls )
  7. J

    EAL or C&G Inspection and Testing?

    Evening fella's, I'll soon be enrolling on the inspection and testing course but ensure which is best. Both EAL and C&G are recognised and both offer the same end result. They are also both the same price although the structure of the eal course is better with the exams. Does anyone know of a...
  8. marconi

    The importance of inspection with the eyes

    Recently, my wife and I organised a charity supper and we cooked for it using 20 slow cookers borrowed from family and friends. I was pre-occupied with cooking, but my wife - who I had taught how to wire a plug years ago - thought it would be a good idea to check the plugs on those we had...
  9. S

    Inspection champers/manhole for power cables

    Hello guys I want to install underground 5 core 16mm cable and Ethernet cable I want to feed power and data from an old building to a new one. Just in the foundation phase now so it is good time to install conduit and inspection chambers. Can you recommend a small and compact chamber in...
  10. Michael J

    Endoscope Inspection Camera

    Has anyone used these cameras? Are they any good?
  11. D

    Industrial Inspection and Testing

    Is it against the law put the installation into service without inspection and testing ?
  12. Nuno Gomes

    MCB/RCBO/RCD/Fuses - Periodic inspection

    Hi guys. A quick question. - When people do periodic inspection, is it considerad a defect on the intalation if the Protective diveces are no from the same brand? - In a TP instalation using fuses should the 3 fuses be from the same brand? I´m almost sure that I've herad that during my...
  13. C

    Inspection needed........

    Hi, never worked domestic. We need an inspection / certification on a business with a dwelling above. Looking on the NICEIC website, they have approved contractors, presumably they are the superhero’s that can carry this out?
  14. Top Cat

    Transportable building Periodic Inspection Report

    Long time, no see! As above, has anyone got a template for one? Cheers
  15. C

    C&G 2392-10 Fundermental Inspection & Testing

    Hello All, Company I work for have at long last agreed to let me do the 2392 fundermental inspection & testing course (would have ideally gone straight for 2391 but my testing knowledge is limited and I know I would struggle with it) I now need to pick one of the many training centres which...
  16. B

    Ryefield / bno - bs and law

    I'm interested in learning more about ryefield boards as none of my training so far has covered them. Does anyone know the relevant bs/bs en standards and legislation that applies? I've noticed g87, esqcr, iec 61439 and bs7671 seem to apply. I'd like to know about who has responsibility for...
  17. B

    Testing and inspection course

    Hi lads. I’m currently doing my apprenticeship with JTL, second year. So far I’m doing much better that I was expected from myself when started the course. I need a bit of an advice regarding my future and qualifications. If I feel capable of doing it, would it be a good idea to get testing and...
  18. S

    Test & inspection with certification

    I'm looking to getting into the test and inspection route. And certification I currently have 18th edition I did city & guilds level 2 / 3 I am a ecs card holder and have completed a pat testing course. What course's qualifications do I need to achieve this Thanks in advance Stuart
  19. C

    Fixed Wiring Inspection

    Morning, Is it still permissible to have fixed wiring in a factory inspected by an external company every 5 years? I have the company who we used last time hassling me saying its due, but are very vague on saying what 'due' means.
  20. oracle

    Inspection and testing to the First Edition

    Life was simple back in the day, raising a family and living in a shack. Then they invented electricity and people found life more exciting with a whole new way to die. Electricity was and is dangerous and in May 1882 the first rules and regulations were made protecting people from shock, fire...
  21. J

    inspection bend cover in outside plastic conduit - top or bottom?

    I have some 20mm black pvc conduit fitted outside for data cables. Should the inspection covers on the inspection bends and elbows be on top or underneath to be waterproof?
  22. B

    Queries regarding Inspection Report I've just had completed

    Hi, My first post so please go gentle on me! I had an Inspection Report (EICR) completed on my house a week a go. It failed on two items: 1) Gap at the back of sockets in the utility (which I knew about, I meant to screw these down, but I only put them up loosely as I knew I had to take them...
  23. D

    Electrical inspection and old boards with asbestos

    Hi Guys just been asked to carry out an inspection at a warehouse. Got there and first two boards I saw were the really ones with rewirable fuses asbestos flash tape and exposed bus bars. There are a couple of new boards as well My question is should I just carry out a visual and fail it...
  24. JK-Electrical

    Rolson 2 LED Telescopic Inspection Mirror

    I recently bought one of these from B&M. At just £2.99 it's proved to be a real bargain. Great for when you've cut a hole in a newly plastered ceiling only to find that the wiring for the downlight you installed the previous week isn't where it should be because Pete the plasterer has moved it...
  25. A

    Inspection and testing

    Hi all , new to the forum today just looking for a bit of advise ,iv got my 2391-52 inspection and testing booked in for September , Iv Just ordered the guidance note 3 with the new amendments. Can anyone else recommend any more books that has helped them for revision. Cheers lads
  26. G

    Cable termination and inspection day course - Dunstable LU55 Postcode

    Is anybody interested in joining me on a manufacturers one day course in Dunstable for cable crimping, termination and inspection? This is with a well known cable and connection specialist manufacturing company that makes connectors and cable jointing kits and tools and is a one day training...
  27. P

    Periodic Inspection with new electrical work.

    I need to do a periodic inspection cert. On a domestic prem. Unfortunately I'm not gonnna be able to complete the cert from the inside the pub on this ocassion, and sadly will have to dust off the old Fluke. Problem being I want to keep the sampling low using previous certificate to 50% max...
  28. S

    Domestic smoke detectors inspection and test

    Hi Guys, I've been asked to inspect and cert existing smoke detectors in a rental. Standard LD2 system. The client has quoted FSM6 form. I've not come across these before, I found them for sale on NIC store but can't see what it entails. What tests and equipment are needed different than the...
  29. L

    Test and inspection how long?

    Hi guys, Just wondering the amount of time you would expect an inspection and test to take. I've just started at another firm and I'm wanting to gauge whether I'm the slowest tester in the land or if they at taking the Mick with the time allowed. For instance how long would you...
  30. S

    Inspection cert + wiring cover - misleading or not ??

    A recent customer said he would be getting a test of his nice old cottage electrics through cover he has taken out. I had previously mentioned a good MOT of his installation is via a full inspection & test and would take me a good day. When I returned a couple of weeks later I was informed it...
  31. B

    Inspection and Testing questions

    Hello all, I have recently begun carrying out more I&T jobs and have a few questions that I wanted to put to the forum. 1. Why are Zs readings, taken at the main switch disconnectors at distribution boards fed via UPS systems so high and how do these readings satisfy maximum permitted Zs...
  32. James bishop

    Inspection and testing theory question.

    Hi, Im studying Level 3 and come up against a question which said, 'What is the ip rating for a front cover?' 'What is the ip rating for the top?' I am not sure what it's asking for even though i did pass the exam they don't give you the papers back. For the top i put 2x and for the cover i put...
  33. seedelectrical

    Electrician Looking for a 17th Approved Electrician with Testing & Inspection: NW Area, based on a Wirral.

    Afternoon Ladies and Gents, We are looking for an electrician who has the criteria to help grow our company: • BS7671 17th Edition Approved Electrician. • C&G 2391 Testing/Inspection. • ECS Card. • Clean drivers license. • Experiance with intercom systems. • Commercial and Industrial...
  34. J

    Testing and inspection on am2

    hi all, Have my am2 next week... just brushing up on a few things. Was looking for some advice on IR test on the whole consumer unit with a RCBO. Is it ok to just remove the fly leads from RCBO or is it ok to disconnect and test live to neutral, live to earth, earth to neutral etc from the...
  35. N

    What Do I Need To Issue Inspection Report

    Hi, I am a fully qualified electrician with my inspection and testing qualifications, for periodic inspection and electrical instalation. I currently work for a company, where I do alot of testing. But I have my own public liability insurance for doing my own work at evenings and weekends...
  36. S

    Inspection and Testing.

    Hey All My company are due for there 3 year (Industrial) fixed electrical test. An initial full test was done on about 20 DB's 9 years ago then 1/3 of every board has been tested every 3 years since. I thought that a full test would have to be carried out on each DB every 3 years...
  37. C

    Insurance inspection following fire

    Hello guys a surveying company has requested and EICR be carried out on a house following a fire which has been isolated to the bathroom or so it appears. The aim of the inspection is to develop a scope of works that will bring the house back up to a safe and fit for purpose standard, my...
  38. Sparky_marky2

    Certifcation software/apps recommendations

    Hi guys, I've been doing a bit of research into electrical software/apps as an alternative to the really bad Stroma software (Tracker Mobile) I currently have, I've sampled EasyCert Mobile which I found really straight forward however the layout in which it asked the questions didn't follow the...
  39. Lit_by_Sparks

    Tenant refusing access for test and inspection

    Good afternoon, A client wants my company to access a commercial property (shop) to carry out some remedial works and subsequent test. The owner of the company is refusing to shut down his business (perhaps understandably) to allow this to happen. I was just wondering what the usual procedure...
  40. R

    Test and inspection and certification experience needed manchester

    Hi All I am a time served approved electrical contractor with 20 years experience first 15 years as a rewire spark with my own team rewiring five properties a week on council schemes ( to a very good standard as well ). And the last 5 years working on commercial / industrial sites such as...
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