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alexander jackson

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Gentlemen and Ladies (if present).
Is there anywhere that can explain in simple English some of the tick boxes in the test schedule for a new installation. For the most part they make sense but some are (to me ) a bit difficult to follow.
Perhaps someone has compiled a 'For Dummies' style booklet or even a page on this forum.
Many thanks in advance.
Mark.
 

KEV 1 N

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Does anybody really look at them anyway?.....:confused:
There’s an old saying “if it looks right, it is right”:D
 

ipf

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All these ticks are making me itch :eek: mind you, it may be just waiting for the bomb to go off with all this ticking?:confused:
 
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elsparko

and what about those of us who are non binary? did you just assume my gender? :O
 

happyhippydad

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Gentlemen and Ladies (if present).
Is there anywhere that can explain in simple English some of the tick boxes in the test schedule for a new installation. For the most part they make sense but some are (to me ) a bit difficult to follow.
Perhaps someone has compiled a 'For Dummies' style booklet or even a page on this forum.
Many thanks in advance.
Mark.
I remember thinking the same thing a few years ago Alexander. Some of them were just way too confusing! So one day I sat down and went through the whole sheet checking what each of the regulations marked next to each of the tick boxes actually meant and then I wrote them in plain English on a spare copy of the test schedule sheet(s).

It took ages because when you read the regulation(s) they often refer you to other regulations etc etc. Also, you have to actually understand the regulation! I think I managed to understand most of them and the ones I didn't I posted up on the forum until I understood all of them.

So, basically I've just said the same as Lee but in a much longer way. Post up on the forum the ones you're stuck with :)

Ps.. I lost the sheet I made a long time ago.. sorry!
 
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elsparko

I remember thinking the same thing a few years ago Alexander. Some of them were just way too confusing! So one day I sat down and went through the whole sheet checking what each of the regulations marked next to each of the tick boxes actually meant and then I wrote them in plain English on a spare copy of the test schedule sheet(s).

It took ages because when you read the regulation(s) they often refer you to other regulations etc etc. Also, you have to actually understand the regulation! I think I managed to understand most of them and the ones I didn't I posted up on the forum until I understood all of them.

So, basically I've just said the same as Lee but in a much longer way. Post up on the forum the ones you're stuck with :)

Ps.. I lost the sheet I made a long time ago.. sorry!
most of them are pretty easy to understand in laymens terms, but the legalease the regs book is written in used to drive me up the wall at college, its as if they were just padding the regs out with words to make more pages..
 

Risteard

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I'm not remotely a fan of these schedules. I think they are unnecessary and confusing.

For example:

1.3 Distributor's earthing arrangement

3.1 (a) Distributor's earthing arrangement or installation earth electrode arrangement

So which is relevant to the Distributor's earthing arrangement?

To my mind these boxes serve no purpose whatsoever. (And I don't just mean the ones mentioned - I mean all of them. A simple signature that the installation has been inspected against the Requirements of BS7671 should be adequate instead of pages upon pages of crap.
 
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westward10

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I'm not remotely a fan of these schedules. I think they are unnecessary and confusing.

For example:

1.3 Distributor's earthing arrangement

3.1 (a) Distributor's earthing arrangement or installation earth electrode arrangement

So which is relevant to the Distributor's earthing arrangement?

To my mind these boxes serve no purpose whatsoever. (And I don't just mean the ones mentioned - I mean all of them. A simple signature that the installation has been inspected against the Requirements of BS7671 should be adequate instead of pages upon pages of crap.
They are check lists which are not necessary for competent persons, same as the one with the eicr.
 

Des 56

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I'm not remotely a fan of these schedules. I think they are unnecessary and confusing.

For example:

1.3 Distributor's earthing arrangement

3.1 (a) Distributor's earthing arrangement or installation earth electrode arrangement

So which is relevant to the Distributor's earthing arrangement?

To my mind these boxes serve no purpose whatsoever. (And I don't just mean the ones mentioned - I mean all of them. A simple signature that the installation has been inspected against the Requirements of BS7671 should be adequate instead of pages upon pages of crap.
Pass the above to the IET
Suggest they return to planet earth where page upon page of utter garbage is now frowned on
 

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