Practical Guide to Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations

1st Edition

Conforms to IEE Wiring Regulations / BS 7671 / Part P of Building Regulations

Authors: Christopher Kitcher
Paperback ISBN: 9780080965604
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 15th August 2010


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This book covers all the basics of inspection and testing and clearly explains all the legal requirements. It not only tells you what tests are needed but also describes all of them step-by-step 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 also 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, such as plumbers and heating specialists, kitchen and bathroom fitters, alarm installers and others, whether they are working on domestic or industrial installations.

All the theory required for passing the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2391-01) is covered. The book also includes sample questions and scenarios as encountered in the exams. Questions encourage readers to research answers in the On-Site Guide, as required in the exams for Part P Competent Person courses from EAL, NICEIC, NAPIT, BPEC and others. Model answers are provided for all questions. The book will also help prepare students on City & Guilds 2330 Level 3 courses, NVQs and apprenticeship programmes for their practical inspection and testing exams.

Chris Kitcher is an Electrical Installation lecturer at Central Sussex College and has 45 years of experience in the electrical industry.

Key Features

  • Covers all you need to know to comply with Part P of the Building Regs
  • Step-by-step descriptions and photos of the tests show exactly how to carry them out
  • Fully covers the syllabus of C&G 2391-01


Those taking C&G 2391 and Part P compliance courses from EAL, NICEIC, BPEC and others. Students on C&G 2381 and C&G 2330 Level 3 (Building & Structures) courses, trainees taking electrical installation NVQs, electrical apprentices, as well as those preparing for the Achievement Measurement 2 (AM2) Practical Performance Assessment (PPA). Professional electricians.

Table of Contents

  1. Inspection and testing of electrical installations
  2. Types of certification required for inspection and testing of installations
  3. Testing of electrical installations
  4. Completion of test certificates
  5. Safety in electrical testing Appendices: IP codes; Exercises; Questions; Answers to exercises; Answers to questions; Useful information Index


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About the Author

Christopher Kitcher

Chris Kitcher has 45 years of experience in the electrical industry. He is an Electrical Installation lecturer at Central Sussex College and an examiner for the City and Guilds 2391 qualification. He has worked for the last 12 years in both the college environment and on site.

Affiliations and Expertise

Electrical Installation lecturer, Central Sussex College, UK


"Whether an experienced electrician testing large industrial or commercial installations or a domestic installer altering or adding to installations, Chris has got it covered for you, generally using a language that installers use and not just technological terms that most installers find it difficult to understand. […] This new and exciting practical guide will support candidates who are looking to take exams such as the City and Guilds testing and inspection 2391 or 2, the EAL VRQ level 2 Domestic installer and the NIC Part P course." From the foreword by Gerry Papworth B.A. (Hons), MIET, Eng. Tech, LCGI; Managing Director of Steve Willis Training (Portsmouth) Ltd; Chief examiner for City & Guilds 2391