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TomB

EF Member
Evening all!

First post but been a lurker for a while, finding the information on the site very useful when i’ve searched for bits of info and other peoples opinions, as a quick introduction i’m an early 30’s self employed handyman training to become fully qualified electrician.
I have gone down the domestic installer route as a foot on the ladder with one of your favourite schemes but as i’m paying for everything myself and dont have the luxury of a huge bank balance this has worked out the best way for me, by no way do i think i am fully qualified electrician but i am constantly studying and certainly putting the effort in to get there.
I’m after a bit of advice though if you wouldn’t mind. I was changing some light fittings for a customer who asked me to check a socket that she has had someone install.
Initial tests found no earthing what so ever so i told her not to use the socket until it was looked into properly. Anyway the chap thats done it is apparently “more qualified than anyone to do that sort of work” but hasnt issued a minor works and refused to when asked for one.
The customers asked me back to test it which i’m more than willing to do however i don’t want to issue a minor works because i’m not putting my name to it. She basically want to know if its safe and if i can do a report on my findings, she also doesnt want an EICR as the house is only a year or so old.
So after all that my question is... what form can i use to report my findings without making the work look like my own?

Thanks in advance

Tom
 

Murdoch

Electrician's Arms
EICR for the-circuit changed or nothing
 

Pete999

Forum Mentor
Leave it well alone Mate, if Matey won't or can't issue aMNWC he needs outing,reporting,
 

Baddegg

Still simmering Ken, not boiled yet buddy x
Electrician's Arms
Bit of clarification Tom please,is it someone’s installed a socket? Or someone’s Installed a spur from the rfc?
 

Pete999

Forum Mentor
Leave it well alone Mate, if Matey won't or can't issue aMNWC he needs outing,reporting,
EICR as suggested, with the caveat, " are you qualified, experienced, competent enough, do you have the necessary test gear to enable you to test an installation and issue an EICR?
 

buzzlightyear

please let me back in to the prison cell.
Electrician's Arms
Initial tests found no earthing what so ever so i told her not to use the socket until it was looked into properly. Anyway the chap thats done it is apparently “more qualified than anyone to do that sort of work
now that rings a bell ,I went to test a customer property and she had the same problem .
 

Murdoch

Electrician's Arms
This is where my lack of experience comes in, so its ok to do an EICR on one circuit?
Of course it is .... an EICR Covers as much, or as little as agreed with the client
 

Pete999

Forum Mentor
They have spurred off the rfc direct from the consumer unit
And, whats wrong with that? suggest you read appendix 15 BS 7671 , if you have a copy.
 

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