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stevie h

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Hi lads , any one have any copy dvds , user guides or instruction on testing with a megger 1502 , as ashamed as i am to admit , i have no testing knowledge what so ever , i served my time for a large firm called "AT Group" at the said company we never tested our own installations , we had a few lads dedicated to testing all our installs , after serving my time i hooked up with a small firm were jobs were installed and switched on(no testing) :eek::eek:

I'm now looking to going it alone and hoping to join the NIC part P scheme in the near future

Cheers

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rumrunner

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Hi stevie,
If i were you i would enroll on a proper course where you get a c&g qualification at the end ,theres also some publications that might prove usefull, look on ebay

all the best with it
 
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wayne

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rums right ,get qualified it'll be a nightmare if you get caught out
 
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rumrunner

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rums right ,get qualified it'll be a nightmare if you get caught out
well thanks for that Wayne ,
i was going to say only an idiot ,would use an idiots guide .but thought better of it as the guy is quite new on here ,didnt want to frighten him;)
 

telectrix

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re. megger 1502. go on megger's site, send 'em an email and they are very helpful. sent me a user guide for my 1552 which i bought off ebay.
 
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antimatter

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As mentioned above I would attend the 2392 domestic course (i assume you have the 17th) and a copy of BS7671:2008 and Guidance Note 3, and that will certainly arm you with the knowledge you need, the experience wil come with time.
 
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darking

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Well several things, I prefer best practice guide 4 on reccomendation codes, secondly you do not "Fail" an installation doing a PIR it is either satisfactory/unsatisfactory, and I would agree labelling is a 2 ie needing improvement.

Periodics are not for the new electrician, even if you did your 2391 course as part of your training, you need in depth knowledge of the type of installation you are testing.

You also requires a good understanding of the regs and their relationship to installation requirements, so that you are not guessing or misunderstanding those two columns of tick boxes in the schedule of inspection and dozen or so columns in your schedule of test results.

Finally, good as these forums are, you need a process of verification in place so that any grey areas or inaccuracies can be rectified. If you are self employed, send a copy now and then of any certificate to your accrediting body
 

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to answer the original post, experience apart, a very good book to buy is chris kitcher's guide to inspection and testing ( upgraded to 17th Ed.). about £14 and a very useful guide for anyone getting into test/inspection.
 
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to answer the original post, experience apart, a very good book to buy is chris kitcher's guide to inspection and testing ( upgraded to 17th Ed.). about £14 and a very useful guide for anyone getting into test/inspection.
Agree that this is a very useful book for testing - got lots of clear explanations and good photographs. My only complaint with it is that if you buy it with an examination in mind although it says it is updated to 17th edition the update particularly with regard to the exam questions and answers is poor. There are still numerous parts that are firmly stuck in the 16th, so unless you already know your 17th you could be led astray on some bits. Plus the certification part is very niceic biased, which could be an advantage or diadvantage depending on which part Poo scheme you are heading for.
 
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antimatter

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True, i too have the book, and it is an advertisement for Niccy (NICEIC), but apart from that, it is a very informative book, well set out, but as pushrod says, brush up on your 17th edition too.
 
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antimatter

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its funny how people disagree because

browny says - It's okay no more than that, The Practical Guide to Inspection, testing and certificates by Kitcher is much better.
 

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