Certification Schemes

Certification Schemes

Here you’ll find questions about certification schemes. There are many of them to be precise. Find which one is best for your business, and of course, the cheapest.

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  • At the end of electrical level 2 exam do you have to screw on all the switches and plugs or leave it open so your wiring shows ? same with the switches and celling rose
  • We have this thread on TilersForums.com and it's just been restarted because the old thread had 20,000 replies and 500,000 views. And there were 700 pages. Started to lag a bit on slow connections. I think we had a bash of this before, but I can't find the thread, so thought I'd start another one […]
  • I have a business owner claiming his pc monitors keep flickering and its a non consistent supply of electrix. He doewnt say he trips thr rcd but says this is dangerous as his servers are very important. He uses protection and regulation devices on his equipment. Once I test at the board and at all […]
  • I’m doing my level 2 electrical practical exam in 2 days time I’m confident with everything apart from the testing. Could someone tell me all the tests I gotta do ? I posted the sheet
  • Hi all, I work in a nutritional powder factory and we have an automated bag filling machine that takes the bag from a stack moves it down a conveyor where it is then picked up and placed in two grippers that open the bag ready for the powder to be dispatched into it. My question […]
  • Good day I’m doing an electrical course online with RIC ( routes into construction) I just want a little insight information about them whether they are legit or not. There’s some red flags such as; no reviews about them, their social media either has 20 following or they have one at all. If you had […]
  • Hi All, Kit is Solis RHI 3.6k 5G inverter and two LG Chem RESU 6.5k combined with an LG RESU+ box, which is a CAN comms gateway and busbars. I have my SoC clip set at 20% with a grid top-up at 10%. The inverter ignores the 20% limit and regularly drops the batteries to […]
  • Perhaps twice a year I get down to around 1 week of booked work and I get just a little jittery, not too much, just a little, but enough to make me start thinking about popping an ad in the local paper (if that is still a thing). Then, within a day or 2, or […]
  • Evening all, I have a little conundrum I need to get resolved. I’ve moved an EV charger from a single phase board that was on a 40a breaker and no RCD protection, over to a different 3TP board, on a new 40a Type A RCBO (Single phase) The customer is now reporting that the charger […]
  • Hi, Just lost out on a fairly large EICR, over a thousand circuits. Contractor 1s price was 44,000 My firms price came in at 37,000 – this was priced on a per circuit basis plus digs ect… Another came in at 15,000! Obviously the client went for the cheapest. Interested to know if anyone else […]
  • Hello, I am trying to understand the wiring done for an already working setup in my home by an electrician: a dual light switch (Legrand branded, if it matters) with only 2 wires connected to the switch. It really puzzles me how the switch can control two separate light fixtures, since there should have been […]
  • Hi I'm a fully qualified gold card electrician thinking of starting my own business. Just wondering do I need 2391 to sign off my own work/ carry out eicrs.
  • Main switch room as ingress of dust , the switch room also has many openings to allow the ingress of dust. A recent EICR as coded the Distribution equipment in the room C2 not fit for external influences . One side of the room as an 800A BS 5709 isolator supplying a busbar with 10 […]
  • Hi, I’m just looking for some advice on what can be done. I wouldn’t be touching any of it myself! We are trying to be unlooped and have a fuse upgrade as we have two electric car chargers but northern power grid is now unwilling to do the work due to our meter box being […]
  • I have been working as an electrician under an NICEIC Approved Contractor for the past 10 years. I have my C&G2365 level 1/2/3 (acquired before 2021) and my 18th edition but I have started to carry out my own work on the side over the years so I plan to become self employed eventually and […]
  • Hi there, Can anyone recommend a simple, intuative software or system for tracking jobs and issuing job sheets for 3No. electricians? I currently use Google workspace for scheduling/calenders but this doesn't provide any means to database and track our jobs or issue forms (job sheets) for our engineers. I've tried the free trial on Tradify… […]
  • This is in a flat, the plasterboard at the back is the bathroom wall surface. Is it appropriate to protect the incoming and tails with a steal plate fitted behind the DNO board? Worry about penetration form the bathroom but also Eddy currents and heating of a steal plate. Obviously the CUs will be changed.
  • Hello I have issues starting my car after having the key in the accessory position for about an hour or so. Radio off. The first crank of the starter becomes very slow and almost doesn't crank. I hooked a meter inline with the battery, there's 2.2 amps being used when the key is in the […]
  • I have an armoured cable which is connected in my house to a normal socket via an rcd plug, 1.5mm flex and a junction box, the armoured cable sheath is earthed in the junction box by connecting the metal gland to the flex earth. At the other I have bought a waterproof socket (using it […]
  • Hi all, as I said before I came back to the trade last year. I've been on a couple of jobs recently where the no longer used, cancelled, "cut off" Economy 7 supply was not exactly dead, in both cases testing just over 12V across the tails. Has anyone else noticed this?

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