Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement
  1. 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 What do you make of this in the Periodic Inspection Reporting & Certification area at ElectrciansForums.co.uk.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Please make sure you checkout our forum sponsors, many do discounts for members and, they keep the forum free to use.
  1. simonspark
    Offline

    simonspark Guest

    Hello again.
    Been away for some time, but am I wrong again?
    I have to go for a meeting regarding another electricians periodic inspection, or whatever it's called now, and I just don't agree with his coding. The site is an office block.
    All the following are code 2's according to him.
    1. No supplementary earth (sic) bonding in kitchen, toilets and on water heater.
    2. No rubber mats in mains intake room.
    3. The need to carry out a maximum demand test to ascertain if a new main switch is required
    The list also states that a radial circuit needs further investigation (code 2)
    This is from an NICEIC company. I know what I think, but can I have some opinion from your good selves
    Thankyou all in advance
    Simon
     
  2. HandySparks
    Offline

    HandySparks Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Business Name:
    Neish Electrical Services
    Well, I'll stick my neck out here.
    For an EICR, code C2 is "Potentially dangerous - urgent remedial action required".
    So:

    1. No code. Supplementary bonding not required unless bath or shower in room.

    2. No code (unless anyone's aware of a reg that covers this?).

    3. No code. But maybe advise a test if there are signs of overloading.

    Happy to be corrected!
     
    • Like Like x 4
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012
  3. tony mc
    Offline

    tony mc Electrician's Arms

    I agree with Handy sparks re this.

    I would also want to see the codes attached to the schedules on the EICR ie item 6.4 re supplementary bonding which also gives you the regs.

    I wonder why he did't calculate the max demand and advice accordingly!!

    Rubber mats must be in ammendment 2 .
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012
  4. Archy Styrigg
    Offline

    Archy Styrigg Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Manchester
    I'll 2nd HandySparks as well.

    Thermal imaging might shed more light (sorry!) on point 3.
     
  5. Dean Williams
    Offline

    Dean Williams Electrician's Arms

    i agree with handysparks. ive never heard of a reg for rubber mats in switch roomes either
     
  6. JD6400
    Offline

    JD6400 Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    ?
    As all above , the only one that may stick is no 3 but can not think of a reg ?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Electricians Directory Post a Domestic Job Post a Commercial Job