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ELECTRICIANS GUIDE BOOKS

Technical Training Solutions is also responsible for producing and distributing the Unite Electrician's Guide Books, a publication more than 20 years old and long known as one of the best guides to the Regulations. The Guides are also used as course notes for our wiring regulations (C&G 2382-12), the inspection and testing (C&G 2394 and C&G 2395) and the design of electrical installations (C&G 2396) courses. Pocket sized for ease of use, they cover the subject areas in an interesting and informative way, without unnecessary technical theory. The books are written by experts in their fields in an easy to understand language and are complemented with drawings and illustrations.

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THE ELECTRICIANS GUIDE TO GOOD ELECTRICAL PRACTICE

The Unite Electricians Guide to Good Electrical Practice: Reference book for the C&G 2382-12 17th Edition (BS7671) IET Wiring Regulations Qualification and the C&G 2396 Electrical Design Qualification

An indispensable reference book for help and guidance on the 17th Edition of the IET´s Wiring Regulations (BS7671). The book is approved for use during several City & Guilds examinations and is essential reading for all those involved in the design, installation, maintenance or inspection and testing of electrical installations.

Updated in 2011 to incorporate the 1st Amendment to the 17th Edition of the IET Regulations.

For information about C&G 2382-12 (the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations) courses provided by Technical Training Solutions, please click here. For information about C&G 2396 (the Design of Electrical Installations) courses provided by Technical Training Solutions, please click here.

CONTENTS of the Electricians Guide to Good Practice Book:
Section 1: Relevant Acts and Regulations Section 2: Definitions
Section 3: Design Procedure Section 4: Protection against Electric Shock Section 5: Installation of Cables, Conduit and Trunking
Section 6: Earthing Section 7: Inspection & Testing
Section 8: External Influences Section 9: Standard Circuits
Section 10: Cable Reference Tables Section 11: Special Locations
Section 12: Cable Colour Codes Index

The Electricians Guide to Good Practice consists of 225 pages of helpful reference information for anyone interested in the 17th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. The following are example pages which show an electrical isolation procedure, resistance values for copper and aluminium conductors and IP ratings.

Part of the advice about safe isolation in the Electricians Guide Book: A flowchart to help engineers work their way through the various stages of safety required. One of the reference tables in the Electricians Guide Book: R1 and R2 values for copper and aluminium conductors. One of the reference tables in the Electricians Guide Book: IP ratings for protection against solid objects and water.

The Electricians Guide to Good Practice also contains many pages of data on current carrying capacity and voltage drop of cables, conduit and trunking capacities, maximum spacing for clips and supports for cables etc. The following are example pages which show a reference table for the maximum lengths of cable used in various radial circuits and the current carrying capacity of non-armoured thermosetting insulated flexible cables with sheaths.

One of the reference tables in the Electricians Guide Book: 'Standard Circuits' listing maximum lengths of cable that can be used in radial systems. One of the reference tables in the Electricians Guide Book: The current carrying capacity of non-armoured thermosetting insulated flexible cables with sheaths

If you would like to order a copy of the Electricians Guide to Good Practice, please scroll down the page to the section on 'How to Order'.

Latest Updates to the Electricians Guide to Good Practice Book:
An updated version of the Electricians Guide to Good Practice Book was published in June 2008.
The updated book incorporates the following changes to the issue published in January:

Improvements to the layout, text size and positioning on the pages for improved legibility;
Simplified drawings of the TN-S, TN-C-S and TT systems;
Inclusion of table 41.6 (Max Zs for reduced low voltage systems);
Clarification on the requirements for the use of RCDs;
Notes that supplementary bonding may not be required in bathrooms when certain criteria are met;
Minor changes to the page on reference methods of cable installation;
Inclusion of table 52.3 (minimum csa of conductors);
Clarification on the requirements for bathrooms and swimming pools.

A further update to the Electricians Guide to Good Practice Book was published in April 2009.
The updated book incorporates the following changes to the issue published in June 2008:

The new standard circuits have been incorporated into the book, bringing the total number of pages to over 200;
Further improvements to the layout and some drawings;
Quick-reference title boxes have been added to the tables for ease of use;
The special locations section has been slightly extended to cover as many of the locations as possible;
Improvements to the indexing.

An updated version of the Electricians Guide to Good Practice Book was published in August 2011.
The updated book incorporates the 1st Amendment to the 17th Edition and the following changes:

New definitions, improved testing for dead and isolation procedure;
Inclusion of the In figures for breakers and fuses;
New Correction factors added, improved explanation of the R1 and R2 correction factors from 54.2 and 54.3;
Various improvements to the layout and several drawings improved for clarity;
Updates to the Inspection and Testing section;
Medical Locations, Operation and Maintenance Gangways and Electromagnetic interference section added;
BS1361 fuses removed from various tables and BS 88-2 and BS88-3 inserted;
New table with max Zs for BS1361 fuses and BS3871 circuit breakers added.

All new orders incorporate the above updates to the Guide.
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THE ELECTRICIANS GUIDE TO INSPECTION AND TESTING

The Unite Electricians Guide to Inspection and Testing: Reference book for the C&G 2394 and C&G 2395 inspection and testing and C&G 2396 Design of Electrical Installations qualifications

This book explains how electrical installations should be inspected and tested. It is an essential reference book for all those studying for the City & Guilds 2394, 2395 or 2396 examinations. The book describes and explains the checks required during the visual inspection, and provides guidance on how the electrical tests should be carried out. Explanatory colour drawings are included.

Updated in 2011 to incorporate the 1st Amendment to the 17th Edition of the IET Regulations.

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CONTENTS of the Electricians Guide to Inspection and Testing Book:
Section 1: Introduction Section 2A: Initial inspection
Section 2B: Initial Testing Section 2C: Certificates & Schedules
Section 3A: Periodic inspection Section 3B: Periodic Testing
Section 3C: Reports & Schedules Section 3D: Frequency of inspect and test
Section 4: Minor Works Section 5: Additional Information: Requirements for Test Instruments; Safe Isolation; Maximum Zs for withdrawn devices; Medical Locations; RCD operation Index

The Electricians Guide to Inspection and Testing consists of 100 pages of helpful reference information for anyone interested in the inspection and testing of electrical installations.

INSPECTION: The following are example pages from the book which contain advice about the suggested frequency of inspection and testing for various different types of installation, a reduced visual inspection checklist and suggestions about what to look for when inspecting for correct identification and routing of conductors.

Advice about the suggested frequency of inspection and testing for various different types of installation in the Electricians Guide Book. A reduced visual inspection checklist in the Electricians Guide Book. Suggestions about what to look for when inspecting for correct identification and routing of conductors in the Electricians Guide Book.

TESTING: The main part of the Electricians Guide to Inspection and Testing is the section on testing. Explanatory drawings show how the tests should be performed, with accompanying advice on the key issues surrounding each test. The following are examples of the pages about main earth bonding tests, ring circuit tests and insulation resistance testing.

Advice about how the main earth bonding tests should be performed in the Electricians Guide Book. Advice about how the ring circuit tests should be performed in the Electricians Guide Book. Advice about how the insulation resistance tests should be performed in the Electricians Guide Book.

CERTIFICATION: An essential part of the inspection and testing process is the completion of the various forms required by the IET. The Electricians Guide to Inspection and Testing Book shows examples of these forms with suggested entries to help show what should go on them. The following example pages show the Electrical Installation Certificate, the Schedule of Inspections and the Test Results Schedule forms, compliant with the IET requirements and with suggested values inserted.

The EIC form with suggested entries in the Electricians Guide Book. The Schedule of Inspections form with suggested entries in the Electricians Guide Book. The Test Results Schedules form with suggested entries in the Electricians Guide Book.

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Latest Updates to the Electricians Guide to Inspection and Testing Book:
An updated version of the Electricians Guide to Inspection and Testing Book was published in December 2008.
The updated book incorporates the following changes to the issue published in March 2008:

Improvements to the suggested test drawings for improved legibility;
Changes to Tables 2A to 2D (The maximum measured values of earth fault loop impedance);
Changes to the measured values shown on the test certificates so that the expression Zs = Ze+ R1 + R2 is true.


An updated version of the Electricians Guide to Inspection and Testing Book was published in August 2011.
The updated book incorporates the 1st Amendment to the 17th Edition and the following changes:

Restructure of the book so that the differences between what is required for new and existing installations could be made clear;
Various drawings and tables improved for clarity;
Stronger warnings about isolating properly before dismantling or proceeding to live tests added;
Breaking capacities of protective devices added;
The new Condition Reports for periodic inspection included;
Maximum Zs for BS3871 breakers and BS1361 fuses added
Colour tabs added to the side of each page so that the user can navigate around the book more easily.


All new orders incorporate the above updates to the Guide.

Contact us for more information on the Electricians Guide books or the changes brought about by the 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations.

HOW TO ORDER

Click here to visit the on-line shop The books cost £7.00 each + Post & Packing.
If you would like to place an order up to £50 then please click here to visit the On-Line Shop. For credit card payments above £50 or for electronic bank transfers please call us on 01634 731470. If you are a company, please email (tech.training@zen.co.uk) or fax (01634 714467) an official order that we can invoice against. Bulk price rates are available for orders of 25, 100 or 1000 books - Please call us for more information. If you would prefer to order by post then please click here to download an order form.

OUR RETURNS POLICY

14-day returns guarantee

Our 14-day returns guarantee means that if, for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return your electricians guide books to us in their original condition within 14 days of the date you received them: We will either replace them or issue a full refund for the price you paid for the books.

OUR REFUNDS POLICY

Our refunds policy does not affect your statutory rights. Some notes about refunds:

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