EICR - does bathroom lighting outside zone 2 need to conform with IP rating and additional rcd protection?

Hi, I have received an EICR certificate with 2 C2s on bathroom lighting 1) Bathroom lighting does not conform to IP rating (note the lighting outside the zone based on published zoning guidance (low voltage spot light) but inspector insisted on ignoring the zoning guidance) 2) Bathroom lighting circuit is not connected to an RCD also supplementary bonding is not visible. 

Questions- 1) Are the C2s legitimate? As a layman, I find it difficult to understand why the inspector insisted on ignoring the bathroom zoning regulation (my ceiling is actually higher than most of the newer flat) . 2) Also how do I find out whether there is supplemental bonding in the bathroom lighting circuit (nothing is visible outside) - does it really warrant a C2 if I cannot prove that there is supplemental bonding (the lighting in my bathroom is low voltage (I don’t know what is the voltage but it is very dim) and is located outside zone) . 3) If the C2s are legitimate, how can I fix the issue with minimal cost? 

many thanks for your time in advance.

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  • I always like to think the best of people, but I am questioning what went on here.

    In the photo showing the socket ring continuity rest being carried out only the red live conductors are removed from their terminals, the black neutrals and the green/yellow circuit protective conductors (earth wires) are still terminated in their busbars.

    Then the test result on the tester is 0.14 ohms , but it doesn’t correspond with either of the test results recorded in the report.

    Far be it for me to cast  aspersions, but that looks like minimal testing to revalidate an existing Schedule of Test Results or even one from a flat in another part of the building.

    I will revalidate EICRs that I have done previously, knowing I have previously fully tested and inspected the installation; and I have carried out any remedial work required, but I do actually say that is what I have done on the paperwork.

  • I don’t know what this guy is up to - perhaps he did test other stuffs but didn’t give me photos. I think my tenant is correct because she gave me a detailed rundown on what he did - he tested the fuse board and socket in living room and then for others like bathroom and bedroom he just switched on the light and cast his eyes and said there are issues need to change CU and left (all in not more than 15 mins)

  • Well I am slow when doing EICRs and I very very rarely do them, others are a lot faster than me but I have never met anyone who is that fast ever! 15 mins is what we call a "drive by", If we are lucky then we can visual sockets, switches, light fittings, in situ. Not open up a sample of same to inspect connections etc, not test (apart from plug in the meter for 1 type of test. That`s about it but that is not an EICR, it is a quick glance, that is all.

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  • Well I am slow when doing EICRs and I very very rarely do them, others are a lot faster than me but I have never met anyone who is that fast ever! 15 mins is what we call a "drive by", If we are lucky then we can visual sockets, switches, light fittings, in situ. Not open up a sample of same to inspect connections etc, not test (apart from plug in the meter for 1 type of test. That`s about it but that is not an EICR, it is a quick glance, that is all.

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