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Created On: 30 April 2009 10:34 PM
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 30 April 2009 10:34 PM
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kbro6

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Hi All,

Got my ELECSA assessment coming up soon. Anyone done it recently and can offer any advice, tips etc of the process. I've had the info pack but its better coming from someone whos gone through it.
Thanks
 01 May 2009 08:00 PM
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deleted_1_kevin432

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read up on parts B-P of the building regs - i got asked 2 questions on each reg.
 01 May 2009 11:35 PM
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phil7677

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yeh leave all the blanking plates off the board with open specaes to put ones finger.. thats what their board was like at the elex show. oh dear do as I say not as I do... nice set of guys though and a little red faced when I pointed it out to them.
 02 May 2009 07:19 PM
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mark2spark

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I was also surprised at how many build reg questions there were, it isn't exclusively electrical knowledge that's up for assessment!
Max depth of chases horizontal & vertical for example.
Also brush up on cable calcs, thermal effects derating factors type things.

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 03 May 2009 12:42 AM
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howard2107

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I`m in 4th year with Elecsa. Assesments are fair and straight forward, just make sure you know what you are talking about and that your paperwork is up to scratch accurate and correct BS numbers and results on EIC`s etc.

Make sure you can find your way around the books as well, i always get asked something i cant remember or dont know but you will be expected to find the answer in either the rregs book or the OSG..

Good luck.........Howard

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 03 May 2009 11:41 AM
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coastelectrics

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Agree with Howard. I've been with Elecsa 4 years and found the assessors to be fair. Of the 4 assessments I've had they've tended to be more interested in the installation itself rather than knowledge of the regs - wanted consumer units opening for inspection and some testing and switches/ ceiling roses removed looking for brown markers on blue switch wires. The first assessment I remember I got what they call a variation report - briefly meant that he had picked up on something that I had to put right and provide written evidence that this had been done. I think its worth bearing in mind that they want your registration fees so they're not going to life that hard for you.
good luck
 03 May 2009 07:03 PM
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breaker

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At my last assessment the assessor wanted to see copies of estimates given to clients.

Have a risk assessment made out.

Make sure you have current test equipment calibration sheets.

Public Liability Insurance certificate for £2,000,000.

Complaints procedure in place.

Most of all don't panic everything will be fine.
 04 May 2009 01:31 PM
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kbro6

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Thanks for the replies guys. Much appreciated!
 05 May 2009 12:35 PM
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ebee

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I have just had mine this morning.
Just go thru the tick list they send you and make sure everything is in place, regs book, OSG, insurance etc.
Test gear and calibration certificates.
A sample of work to show them and relevant ceretification.
I don`t know who your assessor is but mine have been pretty good.
They are not there to trip you up but to make you feel relaxed and talk about wiring in general.
If you know what your doing and you have a decent grasp of the regs then it will be plain sailing

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