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I qualified as a "PAT Tester" (C&G 2377) almost 10 years ago and for the first time last week I was asked if I was qualified to FIX any of the faults I found?

It never crossed my mind that I wasn't, if I am qualified to find a fault does it follow I am qualified to correct it? I must have corrected hundreds of faulty plugs and many bits of "Dodgy" wiring in fixed appliance faceplates. I am trained in safe isolation but have not qualified as an electrician so don't touch the supply side of anything, just the load.

So am I qualified to fix what I am qualified to test?
 

robd

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Most of the pat testing faults I have found are either faulty plug wiring by an ameteur or faulty and knackered appliance which is beyond repair
 

Baddegg

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If it requires a qualification to swap a 13a plug top then we are pretty much screwed...
True story....I had a carpet fitter ring me the other day for a price to change the plug on his hoover!...I thought it was a wind up and told him if he brings it to me I’ll do it....he did! And I changed it for him!
 

GBDamo

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True story....I had a carpet fitter ring me the other day for a price to change the plug on his hoover!...I thought it was a wind up and told him if he brings it to me I’ll do it....he did! And I changed it for him!
Were heading for Idiocracy
 

Pete999

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True story....I had a carpet fitter ring me the other day for a price to change the plug on his hoover!...I thought it was a wind up and told him if he brings it to me I’ll do it....he did! And I changed it for him!
Charged him I hope over the odds as well?????
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I couldn't interest you in a 3 day course to learn how to change a socket front then ? Only £435 +vat.

Another SCAM dreamed up by NICEIC I see
 

Baddegg

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Charged him I hope over the odds as well?????
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Another SCAM dreamed up by NICEIC I see
Couldn’t do it @Pete999 I’d said I’ll do it for nothing if he brings it to me thinking it’s a wind up.....I was speechless that he couldn’t do it!
 

Pete999

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Charged him I hope over the odds as well?????
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Another SCAM dreamed up by NICEIC I see
Wonder how many " another course" to add to my CV, will pay for this load of nonsense £435:00 Jeez talk about money for old rope NICEIC have this sewn up well and truly, NICEIC any jobs going, in the Northampton are ? reckon I could manage to teach that course, will C&G be awarding a cert? of course they will, anything to get in on the act?? and to make matters worse the general public will demand to see the qualification as will the likes of Trusted Trader, Rated people and the other SCAMS. A blatant excuse to print money.
 
We have to do online courses in everything. Latest that they want us to do is a 'mental health awareness' course :tonguewink:
 

Pete999

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We have to do online courses in everything. Latest that they want us to do is a 'mental health awareness' course :tonguewink:
Nowt wrong with that Moley, but a course to change a socket? stupidity. The NICEIC will be setting up courses to change plug tops next, don't laugh you never know these days.
 
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