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2005 15 Summer Wiring Matters Part p Domestic Installer

2005 15 Summer Wiring Matters Part p Domestic Installer

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    D     O    M    E     S    T    I     C    I    N     S    T    A    L    L    E    R
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IEE WiringMatters
|
Summer 2005
| www.iee.org
Above:Simple circuit schedule from ‘TheElectrician’s Guide to the Building Regulations’Table 4.1.1
THELEVEL 2
Certificate for Domestic ElectricalInstallers Qualification (Vocationally relatedqualification) has been developed by EMTA AwardsLtd together with the Electrical ContractorsAssociation, the National Inspection Council forElectrical Installation Contracting and CORGI. Thequalification was developed with the Part Prequirements ofPart P ofthe Building Regulationsparticularly in mind.The aim ofthe qualification is to give successfulpersons the minimum knowledge and understandingofthe skills and competences necessary to carry outelectrical work in dwellings in accordance with theBuilding Regulations and BS 7671. It will also providea route to training and employment as an electrician.It is important to note that a domestic installer is notan electrician. It is a Level 2 qualification and not theLevel 3 qualification ofan electrician.
COMPLIANCE WITH THE BUILDING REGULATIONS
The Building Regulations require a domestic installernot only to have a knowledge ofelectrical work butalso knowledge ofrelated Building Regulationsincluding Parts A, B, C, E, F, L, and M.It is necessary for the firms working to theBuilding Regulations to have a good backgroundunderstanding ofbasic employment safetylegislation as well as knowledge oftheconstructional requirements ofthe BuildingRegulations themselves.
THE ELECTRICIAN’S GUIDE TO THEBUILDING REGULATIONS
The IEE has published a new book, ‘The
 Electrician’s Guide to the Building Regulations’ 
. Aswell as providing information that electricians needto know about the Building Regulations (not onlythe electrical requirements in Part P) it has alsobeen written for persons training to becomeDomestic Installers.The IEE has been aware, from market research,that college lecturers are reporting trainees gettinginto a little trouble with the Onsite Guide and havehad in mind preparing a more easy to use guide.‘The
 Electrician’s Guide to the Building Regulations’ 
provides detailed drawings oftypical circuitarrangements and provides standard circuitarrangements that require no calculations. Copiedabove and on the following page are examples ofthe
 THEDOMESTICINSTALLER
by Paul Cook 
Maximum cable Maximum testlengthloop impedance
 Type of finalCable Circuit-Max. TN-C-S TN-SType BType 1circuitsize breakerfloorPMEsheathBS ENBSpvc/pvcratingarea earthearth60898/BS3871Ze up to Ze up toEN 610090.35
0.8
mm2Am2mm
Ring, supplying 2.5/1.53210090901.21.513 A socket-outletsRadial, supplying2.5/1.5205030301.922.413 A socket-outletsCooker (oven+hob) 6/2.532-40401.21.5control unitwith socket-outletCooker (oven+hob) 6/2.532-40401.21.5control unit with nosocket-outletOven (no hob)2.5/1.516-30302.43.0Immersion heater2.5/1.516-30302.43.0Shower to 30 A 6/2.532-40401.21.5(7.2 kW)Shower to 40 A 10/440-40400.961.20(9.6 kW)Storage radiator2.5/1.516-30302.43.0Fixed lighting1.5/1.010-100* 100*3.844.8*100 m cable including switch drops, 35 m loop on length
Measured values at an ambient temperature of 1C to 20°C

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