Stage 2 field evidence i&t v0.1


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This is very much in beta. It's over-wordy but following the guidance will help you complete the I&T Field Evidence entries in your logbook.

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Stage 2 field evidence i&t v0.1

  1. 1. Stage 2 Field EvidenceInspection & Testing entriesv0.1
  2. 2. Context• Where• When• Extent andlimitations• The type ofinstallation(InstallationMethods)• Each of these influencesThe assumptions youmakeThe recommendationsyou makeThe depth and extentof your inspection andtest
  3. 3. Assessment of Safe Working PracticesDon’t Remember to• Copy the college entry• Copy the language of thecollege entry,E.g. Spoke to the authorisedperson an appropriate time toaccess the circuit in a safe andappropriate manner inaccordance with TheElectricity at WorkRegulations, 1989• Set the Field Evidence entry ina context that is specific toyour own workplace• Write the entry in your ownwordsE.g. Arranged with thehomeowner to switch thepower off• Be specific
  4. 4. Safe IsolationDon’t Remember to• Copy the college entry• Copy the language of thecollege entry,• E.g. Safely isolated the three-phase four-way isolator• Set the Field Evidence entry ina context that is specific toyour own workplace• Write the entry in your ownwordsE.g. Safely isolated the mcb forthe lighting circuit• Be specific
  5. 5. InspectionDon’t Remember to• Write out the inspectionchecklist (9.2.2) from the On-Site Guide• Include irrelevant materialjust to fill up the page• E.g. Presence of undervoltagedevices• Keep the page’s contents incontext• Be specific• Clearly state things like, what you checked How many of the items youchecked (percentage) The decisions andjudgements you made Why you made theseparticular decisions andjudgements
  6. 6. ‘Dead’ TestingDon’t Remember to• Copy the college entry• Use the same test that youused for the equivalent collegeentry• Copy the language of thecollege entry• Copy the test proceduresstraight out of the On-SiteGuide or other book• One test in depth, or two at the most• Safety precautions and checks prior totesting• Name the test• Draw the circuit under test• Name the meter• Identify the scale• Show the positioning of the test probes• State any specific precautions youneeded to take to avoid, False readings Damaging equipment• Identify the reading(s) obtained• State whether the reading/s obtainedwere acceptable or unacceptable• Explain why you made that judgement
  7. 7. CertificationDon’t Remember to• Copy out a certificate• Draw a certificate• Attach a copy of the actualcertificate, it’s just notnecessary• Clearly state what certificates wereused for your particular situation• Explain what information went onwhich certificate• You might want to explain how yourecorded the results, Did you write the results onto acertificate and then make a faircopy later Did you write results on areporter’s notepad and thenwrite up a certificate Does the meter store the resultsto be downloaded later Were you using an Appthroughout the process
  8. 8. ‘Live’ Testing• Can only be Ze or PFC• Same general rules of Remember to and Don’t of‘Dead testing’ entry also apply here• This page should include the specific health &safety precautions you took to undertake thistest safely
  9. 9. Assessment of Safe Working Practices –‘Live working’• These cannot be the same as the ‘Dead’Assessment of Safe Working practices
  10. 10. ReferencingDon’t Remember to• Copy Regulations straight outthe Regs Book or the On-SiteGuide• State which Regulations wereimportant during theseprocesses• Be specific about why theseRegulations were relevant• Use the Regs Book and On-Site Guide to show that you’veunderstood a little of thetesting and inspectingprocesses
  11. 11. Summary• Clearly state the context• Be specific• Don’t quote extensively from the college entry ortext from the IET’s publications• Don’t feature every test that you did. Drill downinto one or, at most, two dead tests• Live test entry must be Ze or PFC
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