electrical installation regulations etc - Help needed

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  1. material.buyer

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    A friend of mine has recently nearly blown himself up after installing a homebase (pah!) dimmer switch 8 months ago. Question is, under the electrical regs, is he allowed to install a new dimmer switch?

    If anyone could answer that for me, I'd be very grateful

    Thanks

    Matt
     
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    He is allowed to fit a new dimmer but whether it was notifiable work or not depends on what room it is in and whether it is a replacement for a normal switch.
     
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    Ok.. to quote, this is what has been done :

    Is this notifiable work?

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    Even if the work is not notifiable, there are various health and safety regulations that apply. Your expression "nearly blown himself up" suggests that either he was working on a live circuit or maybe he wired it wrongly, both of which imply that he was not competent to do the work.
     
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    think it blew up about six months after he installed it though? I'd have thought that if it was installer error, it'd have gone bang straight away?
     
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    Depends if he tightened the terminals up properly,they can come loose after a period of time and short out.
     
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    One of the obvious errors he made was



     
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    If it "blew up" after working for that length of time, it may have been damaged by an un-fused lamp going down.
     
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