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Topic Title: Certificate needed?
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Created On: 03 October 2017 04:59 PM
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 Certificate needed?   - Kelster - 03 October 2017 04:59 PM  
 Certificate needed?   - AJJewsbury - 04 October 2017 10:12 AM  
 Certificate needed?   - KFH - 04 October 2017 01:33 PM  
 Certificate needed?   - davezawadi - 04 October 2017 06:04 PM  
 Certificate needed?   - sparkingchip - 05 October 2017 11:22 PM  
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 03 October 2017 04:59 PM
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Kelster

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Hi all, I've been asked by a client to provide a certificate for the removal of redundant circuit conductors in a distribution board.
Do I need to provide one and if so which one? Cheers
 04 October 2017 10:12 AM
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AJJewsbury

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Odd, request. I perhaps suspect the client either has had an EICR done and now wants the complementing paperwork to show that all the defects have been remedied (although why redundant cables would be classed as a defect I'm not sure, but after seeing some EICRs nothing would surprise me), or are really after an EICR and don't understand what's involved.

If they really do just want a cert for what you've done then I imagine that just about any piece of paper with a description of what you've done and your signature etc would do - you might as well use a Minor Works as a handy template, even if all the test boxes are N/A.

- Andy.
 04 October 2017 01:33 PM
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KFH

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I agree with Andy. Asking the customer what they want the certificate to show and why they need it may point you in the right direction as it is probably just something to show that the redundant circuits have been disconnected. You can tell them there is no standard form for removal of a circuit and you want to make sure you meet their requirements.
 04 October 2017 06:04 PM
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davezawadi

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This is minor works, so just fill in with what you have done & sign.
Easy.

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David
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david@ZawadiSoundAndLighting.co.uk
 05 October 2017 11:22 PM
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sparkingchip

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A couple of years ago I disconnected all the circuits from a consumer unit, then installed as a new circuit one double socket immediately adjacent to the consumer unit to power up CCTV.

Then I wrote out an installation certificate and a EICR for the complete installation, being the consumer unit and the double socket to keep the insurance company happy, as they said they needed a EICR to show that everything apart from the double socket had been disconnected.

However I suggest the OP just writes out a minor works, without any test results on it.

Andy B
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