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Lister1987

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What's everyone's take on this? Mandates inspect every 5 years by a QUALIFIED person, whereas EAWR and BS7671 state COMPETENT person.

Obviously it won't stop cowboys but does raise the Competent v Qualified debate


 
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From the act:-

“qualified person” means a person competent to undertake the inspection and testing required under regulation 3(1) and any further investigative or remedial work in accordance with the electrical safety standards;
 

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From the act:-

“qualified person” means a person competent to undertake the inspection and testing required under regulation 3(1) and any further investigative or remedial work in accordance with the electrical safety standards;
So they're Qualified in place of Competent again....idiots
 

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Does seem rather incompetent to redefine standard terminology - perhaps the scams were involved in technical input and hoped it would give their members more clout in the public eye ?
But also, why does the person doing inspection and testing have to be competent to do other stuff ? I can see a number of scenarios where someone could be perfectly competent to inspect & test, but not to do installation work. It may be that the inspector will simply do a report and leave it to the landlord to arrange for remediation - perhaps as a business decision offering "basic cost" inspections and not wanting to get involved in the dirty work of running new cables, grovelling under the sink to fit bondings, stuff like that.
It should be sufficient for the legislation to require competence in inspection and testing. Should the same person then do remedial work, then they'll need to be, under different regulations, competent for that and specifying in these regs is redundant.
 
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