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Topic Title: RCD Protection
Topic Summary: In Schools
Created On: 31 October 2013 07:59 PM
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 31 October 2013 07:59 PM
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Ampman

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Evening ,

Is it a must rcd protection required in schools on sockets outlets ?

or just code c3 ?

thanks
 31 October 2013 08:24 PM
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davezawadi

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Why C3?
Is there some reason why a school is particularly dangerous?
Which reg are you referencing?
Have you not read the contents of BS7671, there is no reference to schools as far as I remember?

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 31 October 2013 08:41 PM
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sparkxelectrical

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What does the schools risk assessment say?

I look after one small private school and they insist on RCD protection on all socket outlets. Quite sensible I think.
 31 October 2013 08:42 PM
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sparkxelectrical

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What does the schools risk assessment say?

I look after one small private school and they insist on RCD protection on all socket outlets. Quite sensible I think.
 31 October 2013 08:55 PM
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Ampman

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They dont have a risk assesment as far as im aware ,

School has been like it for 20 years ,

Just gets ya thinking about it ,

thats all
 31 October 2013 09:20 PM
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OMS

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Have you looked in the building bulletins - and have you taken a glance at what the relvant parts of the school premises regulations say about safety

Lack of RCD protection for socket outlets in an educational environment is something I would comment on - and probably a bit more strongly than C3

Ideally however, you need to engage with your client regarding that risk assessment - taking on board comments above.

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OMS

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 31 October 2013 10:37 PM
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Erictrician

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In the school I work in we use 10mA Rcd's in the laboratory areas as it has been known for the little darlings to defeat the earth shutter and stick a screwdriver into the live contact!

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