Electrical testing

EAL Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations

Introduction

This qualification provides an understanding of the theory and practice involved in the initial verification and commissioning of single and three phase electrical installations.

Successful learners will gain the knowledge to work safely in line with industry safety standards, including BS 7671 and the IET Guidance Note 3.

Course objectives/key benefits

Learners will cover safe isolation, inspection, safe testing, pre-energised and energised tests, documentation and the practical use of test equipment to be able to carry out initial verification and commissioning of single and three phase electrical installations.

Who is the course aimed at?

Electricians wishing to carry out inspection, testing and commissioning.

SWAAT also offer a Level 3 award for anyone also wishing to carry out periodic inspection, testing and condition reporting.

Candidates may take both courses simultaneously and both the assessments for Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection qualifications.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

Candidates should have basic knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles and experience of electrical installation work either within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade.

Candidates must also hold an up-to-date 18th Edition qualification AND be able to practically demonstrate standard electrical testing.

For anyone new to the electrical industry South West Assessment and Training also offer a Basic Electrics course or for those wishing to update their skills at electrical testing a Part P electrical course is available.

Course content

  • Initial inspection
  • Earth fault loop impedance testing
  • Insulation resistance testing
  • Commissioning of three phase systems.

Course duration

5 days (or 7 if taken with the periodic inspection, testing and condition reporting course)

However, this course must be taken prior to the periodic inspection, testing and condition reporting course.

Training Method

Theory and practical workshop

Assessment

Practical and theory assessment

Course Outcome/Qualification

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive an EAL Certificate in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations.

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with a training pack.

Materials Required

Candidates will also need to have a copy of (and should study!!!)

BS7671: Requirements for Electrical Installations - IEE Wiring Regulations 2018 (ISBN-13: )
and
On-Site Guide; BS7671:2018
and
Guidance Note 3: Inspection and Testing (Guidance Notes for BS 7671) (ISBN-13: 978-0863418570).

These are available from electrical wholesalers or bookshops.

Prices

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