Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. angel While you're here, would you mind checking out our Electrician's Insurance section to see if we could save you a few quid? - Specifically our Van Insurance Deals and Public Liability Insurance Deals. Thanks for supporting the forum! angel

    5% Discount from Electrical2Go.co.uk for ALL members! - Click Here

Discuss Make it simple for Dummies. in the Electrical Forum area at ElectrciansForums.co.uk.

Tags:
Please make sure you checkout our forum sponsors, many do discounts for members and, they keep the forum free to use.
  1. alexander jackson
    Offline

    alexander jackson Active EF Member

    Location:
    uk
    Gentlemen and Ladies (if present).
    Is there anywhere that can explain in simple English some of the tick boxes in the test schedule for a new installation. For the most part they make sense but some are (to me ) a bit difficult to follow.
    Perhaps someone has compiled a 'For Dummies' style booklet or even a page on this forum.
    Many thanks in advance.
    Mark.
     
  2. Leesparkykent
    Offline

    Leesparkykent Super Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kent
    List what you are stuck on and we will let you know what they mean.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. alexander jackson
    Offline

    alexander jackson Active EF Member

    Location:
    uk
    Ah, I will bring a copy home with me and scan it with highlights.
     
  4. buzzlightyear
    Offline

    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    star command
    [​IMG] are these ,the write size.:D
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  5. Andy78
    Offline

    Andy78 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Kingston upon Hull
    Your first port of call should be the regulations referenced next to the inspection item.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Like Like x 1
  6. KEV 1 N
    Offline

    KEV 1 N Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Durham
    Does anybody really look at them anyway?.....:confused:
    There’s an old saying “if it looks right, it is right”:D
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  7. buzzlightyear
    Offline

    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    star command
    to a trained eye .yes.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. ipf
    Offline

    ipf Trusted Advisor

    All these ticks are making me itch :eek: mind you, it may be just waiting for the bomb to go off with all this ticking?:confused:
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
  9. elsparko
    Offline

    elsparko Regular EF Member

    Location:
    scotland
    and what about those of us who are non binary? did you just assume my gender? :O
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. happyhippydad
    Offline

    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    I remember thinking the same thing a few years ago Alexander. Some of them were just way too confusing! So one day I sat down and went through the whole sheet checking what each of the regulations marked next to each of the tick boxes actually meant and then I wrote them in plain English on a spare copy of the test schedule sheet(s).

    It took ages because when you read the regulation(s) they often refer you to other regulations etc etc. Also, you have to actually understand the regulation! I think I managed to understand most of them and the ones I didn't I posted up on the forum until I understood all of them.

    So, basically I've just said the same as Lee but in a much longer way. Post up on the forum the ones you're stuck with :)

    Ps.. I lost the sheet I made a long time ago.. sorry!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. elsparko
    Offline

    elsparko Regular EF Member

    Location:
    scotland
    most of them are pretty easy to understand in laymens terms, but the legalease the regs book is written in used to drive me up the wall at college, its as if they were just padding the regs out with words to make more pages..
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. Risteard
    Offline

    Risteard Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Derry, Ireland
    Business Name:
    Walsh Electrical Services
    I'm not remotely a fan of these schedules. I think they are unnecessary and confusing.

    For example:

    1.3 Distributor's earthing arrangement

    3.1 (a) Distributor's earthing arrangement or installation earth electrode arrangement

    So which is relevant to the Distributor's earthing arrangement?

    To my mind these boxes serve no purpose whatsoever. (And I don't just mean the ones mentioned - I mean all of them. A simple signature that the installation has been inspected against the Requirements of BS7671 should be adequate instead of pages upon pages of crap.
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
    • Winner Winner x 5
    • Like Like x 2
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018
  13. Rosco
    Offline

    Rosco Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Maidstone
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  14. westward10
    Offline

    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Staff Member Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    They are check lists which are not necessary for competent persons, same as the one with the eicr.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
  15. Des 56
    Offline

    Des 56 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Gliese 581C
    Pass the above to the IET
    Suggest they return to planet earth where page upon page of utter garbage is now frowned on
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 2
Loading...
Similar Threads - simple Dummies Forum Date
simple kitchen Light fitting DIY Electrical Forum Saturday at 2:54 PM
So simple, so frustrating Electrical Tools and Products Saturday at 8:00 AM

Share This Page

Electricians Directory Post a Domestic Job Post a Commercial Job