Electricians' On-Site Companion  book cover
1st Edition

Electricians' On-Site Companion

ISBN 9781138683327
Published October 5, 2017 by Routledge
174 Pages 87 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book contains everything electricians need to know about working on site, covering not only the health and safety aspects of site work, but also the techniques and testing knowledge required from the modern-day electrician. Regulations issues are included alongside step-by-step instructions for each task, after which testing information, checklists and example forms are given so that site workers can ensure they have done everything required of them.

Table of Contents

Design Considerations. Types of Supply Systems and Earthing Arrangements. Earth Electrodes. Protective Bonding. Diversity. Cable Calculation. Socket Outlet Circuits. Safe Isolation. Isolation and Switching. Periodic Inspection Voltage Drop. Installing an Electric Shower. Two Way and Intermediate. Fault Finding on Central Heating. Electrical Installation Fault Finding. Changing an Immersion Heater. RCD Tripping Faults. Electric Motors. Use of RCDs. Calculating Maximum Zs. Fire Protection.

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Christopher Kitcher has been working in the electrical industry for over 50 years. As well as having been both a contractor and a builder, for many years Chris was a Lecturer in Electrical Installation at Central Sussex College and is still an NICEIC inspector for the Microgeneration Certification scheme (MCS). For the last 17 years he has worked in the college environment while maintaining his electrical skills by periodically working on site.


"This book is must for all electricians to have in their toolkit. It gives good practical advice on how to tackle real-life situations and doesn't just focus on how to pass an examination."

-- David Nunan, Steve Willis Training Ltd.