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The Job:
We are going to wire a forklift point in 6mm swa surface wiring inside a warehouse.

It’s a 3Phase forklift point 32amp.

Wired from a 3phase eton C32 MCB.
Will surface clip swa along existing cable tray down to a rotary isolator and 32amp commando outlet.

Jobs pretty simple however i can’t decide if this should be rcd protected?

Reg: 411.3.3 States socket outlets need rcd protection, but it doesn’t clarify if a commando outlet is classed as a socket or whether this is referring to regular domestic socket outlets.

Reg: 411.3.3 states circuits supplying mobile equipment not exceeding 32 amps needs a rcd, which i would think a forklift is a piece of mobile equipment... Is there any clarification on what is ‘mobile’?

In the section for ‘rcd omissions’ it talks about cables on the surface not needing rcd protection and in non-domestic cases sockets outlets can be omitted through risk assessment.

Also during my 18th edition update the lecturer mentioned that if swa is used in its full length from point A to point B then no rcd protection is needed.

I’m left wondering what regs override each other. I’m interested to know what you guys normally do.

*note ‘95%’ of the existing electrics in this warehouse have no rcd protection*
 

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