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mazolaman

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Hi,
I get my first one tomorrow,and am wondering how in depth it goes,and how forgiving the inspectors are?
ie Spanish inquisition or that'll do!
Cheers,kevin.
 
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12345aob

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As long as you know the regs, how to test and how to fill in the forms you will be fine.
 
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Spudnik

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Dont forget, as soon as he walks through your door, offer him a cuppa!!! He has more than likely driven a fair old way to get to you.

At the end of the day, just relax and enjoy the morning off.

He will spend the first hour explaining what its all about and showing the forms he will be filling in, going through certs you have filled out, checking all your paperwork is in place etc etc.

Then you'll go to your 2 jobs and ask you to perform some tests, ask you a few questions.

As has been said many times before, he is not there to catch you out, just to make sure you are competent!

Good luck. It aint that bad.
 
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mazolaman

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Cheers folks,I'll try not to electrocute him!
 
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mazolaman

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Well,
I got through it,but I got a good grilling.
If youre gonna go do it,do your homework.
So now i'm classed as a self certified incontinent person!
cheers,kevin.
 
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what kind of tests did you have to do mate?

what kind of questions did he ask you?

i got mine early next year
 
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mazolaman

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Tests were-

Zs at c unit,earth fault current at c unit,short circuit current at c unit,
functional testing of rcd.
Zs at sockets.
Also had to explain how to do continuity,insulation,and polarity.

questions included(cant remember all but),
what affects length of circuit?ie voltage drop,
where are rcd's reqd on sockets,
what bonding is reqd on bathrooms,
which building regs are relevant to electrics,
where to drill holes in joists,
disconnection times for rcd,
fuse ratings for different fuses,
c coefficients,
cable ratings. etc......

alot is to see you use the on site guide or regs.
As aob said,know the regs,how to test,and fill in forms,you're allright.
 
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Spudnik

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Blimey, that was a grilling!!

I took my assessor to a refurb i had recently done and the day we went there, they were moving in.

Needless to say the place was complete chaos so i did a quick Ze, full RCD test and that was that.

However, i did get a fair few questions on the new build we went to next!

Still, you are done now and can comply!
 
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mazolaman

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Its a load off my mind.

Btw,you were right,made him a cuppa or two!
 
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