Practical Guide to Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations
Routledge – 2013 – 272 pages
This book answers all your questions on the basics of inspection and testing with clear reference to the latest legal requirements. Christopher Kitcher not only tells you what tests are needed but also describes all of them in a step-by-step manner with the help of colour photos. Sample forms show how to verify recorded test results and how to certify and fill in the required documentation. The book is packed with handy advice on how to avoid and solve common problems encountered on the job.
With its focus on the practical side of the actual inspection and testing rather than just the requirements of the regulations, this book is ideal for students, experienced electricians and those working in allied industries on domestic and industrial installations.
All of the theory required for passing the City & Guilds 2394 and 2395 certificates is explained in clear, easy to remember language along with sample questions and scenarios as encountered in the exam. The book will also help prepare students on Part P Competent Person courses, City & Guilds Level 3 courses, NVQs and apprenticeship programmes for their practical inspection and testing exam.
Introduction 1. The legal requirements 2. Types of certification required for the inspecting and testing of electrical installations 3. Initial veriﬁcation inspection 4. Periodic testing 5. Earth electrode testing 6. Minor electrical installation works certificate 7. Correct selection of protective devices 8. Test equipment 9. Electric Shock 10. Testing photovoltaic systems 11. Exercises and questions 12. Answers Index
Chris Kitcher has 50 years experience in the electrical industry. He is a Lecturer in Electrical Installation at Central Sussex College and an NICEIC inspector for the Microgeneration Certification scheme (MCS). For the last 17 years he has worked in the college environment while maintaining his electrical skills by periodically working on site.