This was about 2 years ago and I was subbing to a company (as the vast majority of my electrical work is) after assessing the situation I called it in to the company and the boss came out for the inspection. There are several examples of that situation in my posts.How did you get the homeowner to accept the cost of notifying for this new circuit? Given you don’t have current regs, what do you test against?
My apologies too, for some reason I had it in my head I took my 16th in Dec 2008 and my brown book was new out, but it was all 4 years befor in 2004. So while checking the date I also read the definitions of fault and overload currents and my memory of those is correct.Just checked and it was still in effect until mid 2008. Apologies to Sunray.
Not all of my jobs are tricky, I don't give a report on here about every broken switch/socket or every successful PAT, 3 of us PATed an engineering company earlier this year with only minor faults found in the 2-3 weeks we were there, their welder cables certainly didn't look like this:I don’t come across any of the installations which are seconds from total failure he faces on every job. Then again up here we don’t see many AV engineers being called for electrical installation jobs.
Not being funny but my fault finding skills are superior to some of the lesser experienced in the industry, this is not blowing my own trumpet, just a statement of fact with the age of qualified electricians being lower (or is that just me being an old timer) and I'm often asked to look at jobs after several others have visited and failed to find the fault. Classic example being this one: https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/a-real-moan-tonight.552183/
I also tend to be asked to look at nearby 'just jobs' like 2way switches to save pulling others from the bigger jobs and to reduce travelling times.