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The upfront RCD's I have worked on have two separate covers. One for in coming and one for outgoing?another scenareo main isolator is rcd, chaging cu and tails to rcd, rcd is in off position but live incomers live working or not? the live terminals are about two inces from dead ones have to open box which contains live parts? surely working with live?
It's the all controlling nanny state bonny lad - they don't want us sheeple to have the luxury of being able to think for ourselves.So following the (il)logic all live tests should be banned, no more Ze, IR, live polarity etc etc. Do these idiots not realise that by virtue of the training the majority of us have been through we know how to do these things safely.
No wonder the world is going to hell in a handcart
The thing I hate is the old Wylex rewirable boards where the little push-on covers for the incoming terminal screws have fallen off and got lost, or never fitted in the first place. It's too easy for some stray wire to brush against the exposed line terminal.
And another thing. How did anyone design a board where the main switch has to be moved slightly from the off position in order to remove or re-fit the cover?
Give me a nice modern board where the tails fit snugly into the top of the main switch any day. (Provided the sparky who fitted it did his job properly and not left half an inch of bare copper on the tails.)
From EWR 1989. Note highlighted phrase. In a CU everything is insulated (or should be) or IP2X, that says to me one is not working live.Work on or near live conductors
14. No person shall be engaged in any work activity on or so near any live conductor (other than
one suitably covered with insulating material so as to prevent danger) that danger may arise unless–
(a) it is unreasonable in all the circumstances for it to be dead; and
(b) it is reasonable in all the circumstances for him to be at work on or near it while it is live;
(c) suitable precautions (including where necessary the provision of suitable protective
equipment) are taken to prevent injury.