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9th Edition

Electrical Installation Work

ISBN 9780367023348
Published November 26, 2018 by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

This highly successful book is now updated in line with the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations. Electrical Installation Work provides a topic by topic progression through the areas of electrical installations, including how and why electrical installations are designed, installed and tested. Additional content in this edition includes detail on LED lighting and medical locations. A new appendix contains a glossary of electrical installation work terms, ensuring that readers of all levels of experience can easily grasp every topic.

Brian Scaddan’s subject-led approach makes this a valuable resource for professionals and students on both City & Guilds and EAL courses. This approach also makes it easy for those who are learning the topic from scratch to get to grips with it in a non syllabus-led way.

The book is already widely used in education facilities across the UK. It has been published for almost 40 years, and in its current form since 1992.

Table of Contents

Basic information and calculations


Resistance, current and voltage, power and energy


Capacitors and capacitance

Resistance, inductance and capacitance in installation work

Three-phase circuits

Motors and generators

Cells and batteries

Illumination and ELV lighting

Electricity, the environment and the community

Health and safety

The electrical contracting industry

Installation materials and tools

Installation circuits and systems

Earthing and bonding


Circuit and design


Basic electronics technology

Answers to self-assessment questions

Glossary of Electrical Installation Work


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Brian Scaddan, I Eng, MIET, is an Honorary Member of City & Guilds and has over 45 years’ experience in further education and training. He was previously Director of Brian Scaddan Associates Ltd, an approved training centre offering courses on all aspects of electrical installation contracting, including those for City & Guilds and EAL. He is also a leading author of many other books on electrical installation.