Seaward has published a free guide to the electrical testing requirements of the 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations.
The 24 page Seaward Guide to Fixed Installation Testing is designed for those carrying out electrical testing and also those who may be responsible for commissioning periodic testing services.
The A5 guide takes into account the changes introduced by the new scope, requirements and terminology of the 17th Edition regulations compared to the previous 16th Edition.
The practical information given in the handy-sized booklet is divided into two sections – tests carried out before the electrical installation is energised and those carried out with the installation energised.
Under both of these main sections, easy to follow step by step instructions are provided for each individual test along with details of test measurement values and guidance on satisfactory test readings.
Throughout the booklet descriptions of test methods are accompanied by graphic illustrations of various test configurations and supporting technical data.
The guide is designed to provide a useful insight for both new and experienced users of electrical installation safety testing equipment and as a simple reference guide to issues relating to fixed wiring testing.