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Inspection and Testing Series. Part 1 - Safe Isolation

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Welcome to Training In Electricals’ first blog series, this series will be a take learners through the different sections required to complete Inspection and Testing procedure. This procedure is first looked at on the 2365 Level 2 Diploma when finalising the practical assessment 204, as you progress on the 2365 Level 3 Diploma you will be required learn a more comprehensive and complete version of Inspection and Testing. 

When working in the industry as a Qualified Electrician you will often need JIB grading as an Approved Electrician status, the NICEIC Electrical Contractor status or NAPIT’s Electrical Inspector Scheme to complete the certification of the installations you have worked on. This status can be achieve by completing the City and Guilds 2391-52 allowing you to be able to certificate both your own work and others.

For business owners this can mean significant savings on labour costs of third party testers and for employees the opportunity to earn more money. 

Our course ensure learners Professionally install and carry out initial verification and periodic inspection and testing on electrical installations.

The first step of any inspection and testing task is the Safe Isolation Procedure. The safe isolation is completed to ensure the system you are going to be testing has no live components and is completely safe for the next stages of your tests. 

 Safe Isolation

In the diagram above is a step by step guide of how to complete safe isolation correctly. 

Parts two to eight will cover the remaining elements of completing a full Inspection and Testing procedure. We will follow on the with continuity sections in our next blog.  

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