Basic Electrical Installation Work

5th Edition

By Trevor Linsley

© 2008 – Routledge

398 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780750687515
pub: 2008-06-17
US Dollars$39.95

Comp Exam Copy

About the Book

Trevor Linsley's textbooks have helped thousands of students to gain their electrical installation qualifications. In a concise and practical way, Basic Electrical Installation Work supports the City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology.

Units covered:

Unit 1 Working effectively and safely in the electrotechnical environment

Unit 2 Principles of electrotechnology

Unit 3 Application of health and safety and electrical principles

Unit 4 Installation (Buildings & Structures)

The fifth edition has been updated in line with the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations so that students can be sure to work to the latest regulations. The structure of the book has been overhauled and it now covers each learning outcome in a dedicated chapter. Learning features, such as key facts, definitions, safety tips and end of chapter questions with answers help students to check their understanding and revise for the exams. The text is highly illustrated and the book is now in full colour.

For lecturers: Tutor Support Material DVD covering both Level 2 and 3 is available with ISBN 978-0-7506-8750-8.


"A must read book for beginners, DIYers & electricians alike" ( customer review of the previous edition, Sep 2006)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 – Working effectively and safely in the electrotechnical environment:
1. The legal responsibilities of both employers and employees
2. The occupational specialisms and individual roles within the electrotechnical industry
3. Sources of technical information and communication

Unit 2 – Principles of electrotechnology:
4. Basic electrotechnical units and theory
5. Basic scientific concepts in electrotechnology
6. Basic electrical circuits and cables
7. Tools and equipment used for electrotechnical applications

Unit 3 – Application of health and safety and electrical principles:
8. Safe systems of working
9. Using technical information
10. Alternating current theory and electrical machines
11. Polyphase or three-phase electrical systems
12. Overcurrent, short circuit and earth fault protection

Unit 4 – Installation (Buildings & Structures):
13. Statutory regulations and codes of practice
14. Electrical installation and wiring systems

Answers to Check your understanding

Appendix A: Abbreviations, symbols and codes
Appendix B: Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Publications and Information

Glossary of terms


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / Electrical

Additional resources

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