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  1. Phill
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    Phill New EF Member

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    Solihull
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    PiC Electrical Ltd
    Hi all,

    Newbie from the West Midlands, just starting out in the electrickery world (certainly not in life... change of direction) and have my NICEIC assessment in a few weeks for registration as a domestic installer.

    This is my first ever and so any tips and info about what to expect would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers
     
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Phill,

    Welcome to the forums :)
     
  3. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Welcme
     
  4. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    Howdy!
    Assessment, hmm.
    Know your regs. Look in the book if you need to. Nobody remembers it all.
    Make sure you’ve got all your paperwork, HSE, insurance, complaints procedure, etc all in place.
    Make sure your chosen installation is 100%.
    Use safe isolation procedures.
    Stock up with coffee, tea and chocolate Hobnobs.
     
  5. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Make sure your chosen install is 100%, says it all really? booger the rest then.
     
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    Sintra The Innkeeper Staff Member Admin

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    Also make sure your test gear is calibrated and you have the cert.
     
  7. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Make sure your cheque will clear OK.
     
  8. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    Welcome
    On your first assessment i felt they are a bit softer than a annual visit,
    Dont volunteer answers and only answer what they ask, it avoids the possibility of you making yourself look daft.
    Know your safe isolation and have in addition to the big job, have some certificates for jobs you have done, even if small jobs for family and friends. If you want to take up the time then ask them questions.
    In all honesty, they aren't that bad, if the paperwork and stuff is in place and you know the essentials then you are likely to pass.
     
  9. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Foregone conclusion!
     
  10. GMES
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    GMES Hairy and proud Staff Member Admin

    Hi Phil and welcome to the forum, I'm sure you will be fine. he will tell you what he wants you to do, just remember your training and do things right. If you are unsure about anything then just ask him, it shows you're bothered about doing things right.
     
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  11. Phill
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    Phill New EF Member

    Location:
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    PiC Electrical Ltd
    Thanks all, some useful tips. Much appreciated
     
  12. Rosco
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    Rosco Electrician's Arms

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    How did the assessment go?
     
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  13. GMES
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    GMES Hairy and proud Staff Member Admin

    Yeah would be nice to get an update.
     
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  14. Phill
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    Phill New EF Member

    Location:
    Solihull
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    PiC Electrical Ltd
    Hi all,

    Yesss, sorry for not updating... all went very well despite the actual job I chose for the assessment throwing up all sorts of extra problems for me to deal with. Such as a builder cutting through one of the lighting cables giving me 6 hours of fault finding, undersize main earth, existing RCD failing disconnection time etc etc A very good real world learning experience though.

    The NICEIC themselves were very fair and onside, no tricks or traps so it was up to me alone to mess it up but I followed the tips and advice given on here, felt prepared and the day went pretty smoothly with acceptance being the end result.

    Thanks again to all who took the time to share their experience and knowledge it was a huge help.
    cheers
     
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