BS7671:2018:Amendment 2:2022 Electrical Installation Certificate Schedule of Inspections.

In the new edition of BS7671 the Electrical Installation Certificate Schedule of Inspections covers four pages from page 515 to page 518, on the certificates I use it gets condensed to two pages of tick boxes.

Every time I do a EIC or EICR it feels like I am doing a multiple choice exam and sometimes I have to do several in a day.

I have had a look at the downloadable IET certificates, I nearly missed the EIC Schedule of Inspections it is so brief, is this all that is actually required?

electrical.theiet.org/.../bs7671-eic.pdf

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  • There are two bits to this, but I do agree that the forms seem to have become very long, and have lots of tick boxes that the average domestic electrician will probably never use.

    The second point is that "software Authors" ALWAYS suffer from serious feature creep, adding loads of stuff that is not necessary or useful. I wonder if your new software has all the boxes filled in with N/A, ready for you to just change the ones you need? I thought not! The features that would be useful, such as a direct interface to the MFT are rarely there, although I think that Megger are trying this out. For measurements one should select a circuit line, and then the software / MFT runs through all the tests, telling one what to do each time. The results would go straight into the form, with a pass / fail. So simple, yet we still need a pen or notebook or something! Getting these numbers wrong one way or another is the primary reason for certificate / report failure.

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  • There are two bits to this, but I do agree that the forms seem to have become very long, and have lots of tick boxes that the average domestic electrician will probably never use.

    The second point is that "software Authors" ALWAYS suffer from serious feature creep, adding loads of stuff that is not necessary or useful. I wonder if your new software has all the boxes filled in with N/A, ready for you to just change the ones you need? I thought not! The features that would be useful, such as a direct interface to the MFT are rarely there, although I think that Megger are trying this out. For measurements one should select a circuit line, and then the software / MFT runs through all the tests, telling one what to do each time. The results would go straight into the form, with a pass / fail. So simple, yet we still need a pen or notebook or something! Getting these numbers wrong one way or another is the primary reason for certificate / report failure.

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