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Testing and inspecting

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paul caulfield

on 18 January 2016

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Transcript of Testing and inspecting

Statutory requirements
Whats the difference ?
Statutory Requirements
Health & Safety at work act 1974 (HSWA)
Now we will look at the different
tests we carry out
Testing and Inspecting
There are two types of regulatory requirements that we need to follow when testing and inspecting What are they ?
IET wiring Regulations BS 7671

The Onsite guide
Guidance note 3
GS 38
Non Statutory
Non Statutory
Statutory requirements are acts of parliament and are governed by law
Non Statutory
Non statutory requirements are not set out by government and although they are not legislation they can be used in the event of prosecution
Electricity at work regulations 1974 (EAWR)
control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
Personal Protective Equipment At Work Regulations (PPEWR)
What are the different types of tests we carry out and why?
Initial verification
When a new installation is completed it should be inspected and tested to ensure it complies with BS7671
Electrical installation condition report
It is recommended
that the condition of an existing installation be inspected and tested periodically and this is to ensure that the installation hasn't deteriorated in such a way that it becomes a danger to persons or livestock.

Minor Electrical works certificate
The minor works certificate is used for alterations or additions to an installation that do not extend to the provision of a new circuit
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