Observation Templates

Manual Observation Templates

ID Regulation Diagnosis Default Severity
1537.6.3A fire-fighter's switch for an exterior installation requires positioning outside of the building adjacent to the equipment or a notice adjacent to the equipment indicating the position of the switch and a notice adjacent to the switch clearly indicating it's purpose. For an interior installation the switch is required to be positioned in the main entrance or in a position agreed with the local fire authority with the switch to be in a conspicuous position reasonably accessible to fire-fighters at no more than 2.75metres from the ground or standing beneath the switch. Where more than one switch is installed each switch is to be clearly marked to indicate the part of the installation it controls. Regulation 537.6.3 (soi7.3.2)C3
2537.6.1A fire-fighter's switch is required in the low voltage circuit supplying exterior electrical installations and interior discharge lighting operating at voltages exceeding low voltage (greater than 50V and 600V Uo a.c or greater than 120V and 900V between conductors or earth). Regulation 537.6.1 (soi7.3.1)C2
3537.6.4A fire-fighter's switch is required to be coloured red and to have on it or adjacent a durable label marked “FIREFIGHTER'S SWITCH”, the label shall be a minimum size of 150mm by 100mm with it's lettering easily legible from a distance appropriate to the site conditions but not less than 36 point. The “ON” and “OFF” positions require to be clearly indicated with the “OFF” position at the top and designed or provided with a device to stop the switch from being inadvertently switched to it's “ON” position. Regulation 537.6.4 (soi7.3.5)C3
4416.2.2A horizontal top surface of any enclosures or barriers containing live parts which is readily accessible shall be provided with at least a degree of protection IPXXD or IP4X. Regulation 416.2.2 (soi5.5)C1
5512Accessory(s) require the correct I.P rating for the situation in which they are used. Section 512 (soi6.25)C2
6530.4.1Accessory(s) requires mounting in a permanent fashion or re-fixing where it has become loose. Regulation 530.4.1 (soi6.24)C2
7701.411.3.3All items of electrical equipment, cable(s) and wiring systems in locations containing a bath or shower require additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn. Regulation 701.411.3.3 (soi9.1, soi9.0)C3
8411.3.3All socket(s) that are outside of the equipotential area require additional RCD protection having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn. Regulations 411.3.3 & 415.1.1 (soi5.11)C2
9411.3.3All sockets rated at 20 amps or less throughout the property require additional RCD protection having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn unless it is a circuit supplying a socket(s) that is/are specifically labelled or otherwise suitably identified for a connection of a particular item(s) of equipment. Regulation 411.3.3 (soi6.17.2)C3
10411.3.3All sockets that maybe used to supply portable equipment outside of the equipotential area require additional RCD protection having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn. Regulations 411.3.3 & 415.1.1 (soi6.17.1)C2
11132.14.1An independently operated single pole protective device (not part of a double pole MCB) has been installed in the neutral conductor. Regulations 132.14.1 & 530.3.2 (soi5.23)C2
12314.1An RCD protects the whole installation, due to the sensitivity of this device it is poor practice to protect the whole installation - if it operates the loss of complete power, which, especially at night could lead to injury due to lack of lighting. Regulation 314.1 C3
13421.1.3Arc shield(s) missing on protective device(s). Regulation 421.1.3 (soi5.22)C2
14411.3.1.1Armour cable gland(s) loose - (armouring not being used as a protective conductor). (soi6.21.4)C3
15543.2.6Armour cable gland(s) loose - armouring being used as a protective conductor. Regulation 543.2.6 (soi6.21.4)C2
16526.1Armoured cable gland(s) do not have earth washer(s) bolted to the equipment. Regulations 526.1 & 543.2.5 (soi6.21.4)C3
17526.1Armoured cable gland(s) do not have star and/or earth washer(s) bolted to the equipment where there is risk of loosening due to vibration. Regulations 526.1, 543.2.5 & Appendix 5 (soi6.21.4)C3
20528.1Band I voltage cable(s) that are not insulated for the highest voltage present contained within the same wiring system as Band II low voltage (greater than 50V and less than or equal to 600V Uo a.c or greater than 120V and less than or equal to 900V between conductors and earth) - requires mechanical separation. Regulation 528.1 (soi6.19)C2
21416.2.1Blank(s) missing on spare fuse ways - live parts exposed to touch. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi5.4)C1
22416.2.1Blind grommet(s) required on electrical distribution equipment – subject to the requirement shall be provided with at least a degree of protection IP2X, IPXXB, IP4X or IPXXD. Regulations 416.2.1 or 416.2.2 (soi5.5)C2
23132.5.2Cable(s) and/or wiring systems complete with cable accessories (glands etc.) appropriate to Zone 1 or Zone 2 hazardous areas required where they pass through or terminate in locations having potentially explosive atmospheres. Regulation 132.5.2 (soi6.12)C2
24522.6.101Cable(s) concealed in a wall or partition at a depth of less than 50.00mm not installed within the required zone and not having an earthed metallic covering, enclosed in earthed conduit, trunking or ducting, or mechanically protected against penetration of the cable(s) by nails, screws etc. Regulation 522.6.101 (soi6.15)C3
25522.8.4Cable(s) hanging loose. Regulations 522.8.4 & 522.8.5 (soi6.2)C3
26522.8.4Cable(s) have been installed in long vertical runs of trunking and are at risk of damage due to their weight or it's weight damaging other cable(s), cable(s) require support by suitable means at appropriate intervals. Regulations 522.8.4 & 522.8.5 (soi6.2)C3
27526.2Cable(s) have been trimmed (cores cut) to allow termination. Regulation 526.2 (iii) (soi6.6)C2
28522.2.1Cable(s) in equipment/accessory(s) are showing signs of burning/overheating due to adjacent heat source(s). Regulation 522.2.1 (soi6.7)C2
29522.2.100Cable(s) in equipment/accessory(s) are showing signs of burning/overheating due to internal components(s). Regulation 522.2.100 (soi6.7)C2
30522.2.100Cable(s) in fluorescent fitting(s) are showing signs of burning/overheating due to internal component(s). Regulation 522.2.100 (soi6.7)C2
31559.6.2Cable(s) in fluorescent/luminaires fittings used for “through wiring” are showing signs of burning/overheating. Regulation 559.6.2 (soi6.7)C2
32522.2.100Cable(s) in luminaire fitting(s) are showing signs of burning/overheating due to internal component(s). Regulation 522.2.100 (soi6.7)C2
33522.6.1Cable(s) insulation damaged (not exposing live conductors). Regulation 522.6.1 (soi6.3)C3
34416.1Cable(s) insulation damaged by rodents exposing live conductors. Regulation 416.1 & 522.10.1 (soi6.3)C1
35416.1Cable(s) insulation damaged exposing live conductors. Regulations 416.1 & 522.6.1 (soi6.3)C1
36528.3.2Cable(s) or wiring system positioned below services such as water, steam or gas liable to be at risk from condensation. Regulation 528.3.2 (soi6.12)C3
37528.3.1Cable(s) or wiring system(s) at risk of damage due to being within the vicinity of services that produce heat, smoke or fumes. Regulation 528.3.1 (soi6.12)C2
38527.1.1Cable(s) or wiring systems are installed in roof spaces having a thatch roof require mechanical protection e.g steel conduit, steel trunking etc. or requires additional protection against insulation faults by an RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) =<300mA due to the enhanced fire risk especially where rodents may cause damage. Regulations 527.1.1 & 532.1 (soi6.12)C3
39522.10.1Cable(s) or wiring systems showing signs of damage by fauna (rodents) Regulation 522.10.1 (soi6.12)C3
40523.9Cable(s) or wiring systems where being loaded to near full capacity, at risk of over-heating due to being surrounded by thermal insulation. Regulation 523.9 (soi6.8)C2
41522.8.4Cable(s) require support. Regulations 522.8.4 & 522.8.5 (soi6.2)C3
42134.1.3Conductor(s) require correct phase identification. Regulations 134.1.3 & 514.3.1 (soi6.1)C3
43514.3.1Conductor(s) require phase identification. Regulations 134.1.3 & 514.3.1 (soi6.1)C3
44526.2Cable(s) showing signs of burning. Regulation 526.2 (v) (soi6.7)C2
45526.2Cable(s) showing signs of over heating/burning. Regulation 526.2 (v) (soi6.7)C2
46522.6.103Cable(s) that are concealed in partition walls with which the internal construction includes metallic parts other than metallic fixings such as nails, screws etc. irrespective of the depth of the cable(s) and not intended to be under the supervision of a skilled or instructed person, all cable(s) not having an earthed metallic covering, enclosed in earthed conduit, trunking or ducting require additional protection provided by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn. Regulation 522.6.103 (soi6.15)C3
47522.8.4Cable(s) unsupported. Regulations 522.8.4 & 522.8.5 (soi6.2)C3
48416.2.1Casing damaged - live parts exposed to touch. Regulations 416.2.1, 421.7 & 526.5 (soi6.21.3)C1
49521.8.2Circuit (230 volt) wired/connected across 2 - phases (400 volt). Regulation 521.8.2 (soi6.22)C1
50526.3Circuit leaves electrical equipment in one type of cable and ends in another type - joint inaccessible. Regulation 526.3 (soi6.22)FI
51514.9.1Circuit not located - requires tracing, identifying and source labelling up. Regulation 514.9.1 (soi5.17)FI
52514.4.2Circuit protective conductor(s) require sleeving. Regulations 134.1.3, 514.4.2 & 514.4.6 (soi6.1)C3
53525.101Circuit too long in respect of load and cable size (voltage drop). Regulation 525.101 & Appendix 12 (soi6.11)C2
54543.7.1.103Circuit(s) supplying multiple number of items giving rise to risk of high protective conductor currents greater than 10mA require a high integrity protective connection. Regulation 543.7.1.103 (soi6.10)C2
55543.2.5Conduit used as a circuit protective conductor badly corroded. Regulation 543.2.5 (soi3.1.4)C2
56543.2.5Conduit used as a circuit protective conductor having joints that are showing signs of corrosion and deterioration. Regulation 543.2.5 (soi3.1.4)C3
57521.10.1Conduit(s) damaged exposing non-sheathed cable(s). Regulation 521.10.1 (soi6.4)C3
58*Conduit(s) damaged. (soi6.22)C3
59543.3.6Conduit(s) have loose joints. Regulation 543.3.6 (soi3.1.4)C3
60432.4Copper wire has been inappropriately used as a protective device where fault and/or overload protection is required. Regulations 432.4 & 433.1.1 (soi6.9)C2
61522.6.4Cover missing on electrical equipment (not exposing live parts). Regulation 522.6.4 C3
62416.2.1Cover missing on electrical equipment exposing live parts. Regulations 416.2.1, 421.7 & 526.5 (soi6.21.3)C1
63416.2.1Cover missing on junction/terminal box – live parts accessible. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi6.21.3)C1
64521.10.1Cover(s) missing on conduit box(s) exposing non-sheathed cable(s). Regulation 521.10.1 (soi6.4)C3
65134.1.3CPC sleeving required in accessory(s). Regulations 134.1.3, 514.4.2 & 514.4.6 (soi6.1)C3
66134.1.3CPC sleeving required in electrical equipment. Regulations 134.1.3, 514.4.2 & 514.4.6 (soi6.1)C3
67411.3.1.1CPC(s) require continuing through insulated enclosure(s). Regulation 411.3.1.1 (soi6.10)C2
68537.4.2.6Device(s) for emergency isolating/switching require having the capability of latching or being restrained in the “off” or “stop” position unless both the means of emergency switching and re-energizing are under the control of the same person. The release of an emergency switching device shall not re-energize the the relevant part(s) e.g it requires another action to energize the relevant part(s). Regulation 537.4.2.6 (soi7.3.3)C2
69537.4.2.5Device(s) for emergency isolating/switching require to be readily accessible at locations where a danger might occur, and where appropriate, at any other additional locations where the danger can be removed. Regulation 537.4.2.5 (soi7.3.2)C2
70537.4.2.4Device(s) for emergency isolating/switching requires clear identification, preferably by the colour red with a contrasting background. Regulation 537.4.2.4 (soi7.3.5)C3
71542.3.2Earth rod requires mechanical protection. Regulation 542.3.2 (soi3.1.2)C3
72526.3Earth rod requires to be accessible for inspection, testing and maintenance. Regulation 526.3 (soi3.1.2)C3
73134.1.3Earth sleeving required in accessory(s). Regulations 134.1.3, 514.4.2 & 514.4.6 (soi6.1)C3
74134.1.3Earth sleeving required in electrical equipment. Regulations 134.1.3, 514.4.2 & 514.4.6 (soi6.1)C3
75411.3.1.1Earthing required for gland plate. Regulation 411.3.1.1 (soi6.10)C3
76411.3.1.1Earthing required for removable door/cover. Regulation 411.3.1.1 (soi6.10)C3
77411.3.1.1Earthing required for removable gland plate. Regulation 411.3.1.1 (soi6.10)C3
78132.5.2Electrical accessories approved for use in Zone 1 or Zone 2 locations required for areas at risk of fire or potentially explosive atmospheres - environmental conditions. Regulation 132.5.2 (soi6.25)C2
79522.6.4Electrical equipment / accessory(s) - damaged (not exposing live parts). Regulation 522.6.4 C3
80416.2.1Electrical equipment / accessory(s) broken exposing live parts. Regulations 416.2.1, 421.7 & 526.5 (soi6.21.3)C1
81522.5.1Electrical equipment / accessory(s) rusted. (soi6.25)C3
82420.1Electrical equipment / accessory(s) showing signs of burning. Regulation 420.1 (ii) (soi6.24)C2
83512.2.4Electrical equipment / accessory(s) suffering from ingress of excessive dust – risk of overheating cables or components or effecting the operation of equipment (e.g MCBs, contactors etc.) Regulation 512.2.4 (soi5.5)C3
84522.5.1Electrical equipment / accessory(s) too close to water supply. (soi6.25)C3
85132.5.2Electrical equipment approved for use in Zone 1 or Zone 2 locations required for areas at risk of fire or potentially explosive atmospheres - environmental conditions. Regulation 132.5.2 (soi6.25)C2
86512.1.2Electrical equipment current rating lower than the protective device protecting it. Regulation 512.1.2 C2
87416.2.1Electrical equipment lid(s) requires fixing screws – risk of exposed live parts. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi6.21.3)C1
88416.2.1Electrical equipment lid(s) requires fixing screws. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi6.21.3)C3
89132.15.1Electrical equipment main switch damaged. Regulations 132.15.1 & 537.1.4 (soi5.9)C2
90132.15.1Electrical equipment main switch in-operable. Regulations 132.15.1 & 537.1.4 (soi5.9)C2
91537.2.2.2Electrical equipment main switch requires "On - Off" legend. Regulation 537.2.2.2 (soi5.21)C3
92514.9.1Electrical equipment marked incorrectly. Regulation 514.9.1 (soi5.17)C3
93422.4.1Electrical equipment mounted on combustible material requires insulated back plate. Regulation 422.4.1 (soi5.6)C2
94416.2.1Electrical equipment panel does not lock, door is insecure – exposed live parts accessible. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi5.4)C1
95416.2.1Electrical equipment panel does not lock, door is insecure. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi5.4)C3
96512.2.1Electrical equipment positioned below services (such as water, steam or gas services) liable to be at risk from condensation. Regulation 512.2.1 (soi6.25)C2
97512.1.2Electrical equipment rated lower than protective device backing it. Regulation 512.1.2 C3
98526.1Electrical equipment requires an earthing terminal bar and all earth’s connecting to it. Regulation 526.1 (soi3.1)C3
99530.4.1Electrical equipment requires mounting in a permanent fashion or re-fixing where it has become loose. Regulation 530.4.1 (soi5.2)C3
100132.15.1Electrical equipment switch/isolator damaged. Regulations 132.15.1 & 537.2.2.1 (soi5.9)C2
101542.4.1Electrical installation and/or sections of require a main earthing terminal or bar. Regulation 542.4.1 (soi3.1)C3
102526.2Electrical part(s) showing signs of arcing. Regulation 526.2 (soi6.24)C2
103537.4.1.1Emergency isolation/switching required to isolate the supply to remove an unexpected dangerous condition or occurrence. Regulation 537.4.1.1 (soi7.3.1)C2
104537.3.1.1Emergency light(s) require local isolation for maintenance and testing purposes. Regulation 537.3.1.1 (soi7.2.1)C3
105132.15.1Equipment having electric motor(s) require means of isolation which is readily accessible, easily operated and placed so as to prevent danger. Regulation 132.15.1 (soi7.3.1)C2
106416.2.4Exposed live parts accessible without the use of a key or tool. Regulation 416.2.4 (soi5.4)C1
107414.4.4Exposed-conductive-parts of a SELV circuit(s) have been connected to Earth or to a CPC or exposed-conductive-part(s) of another circuit. Regulation 414.4.4 (soi3.2.1)C2
108553.1.7More socket-outlet(s) required where multi-way adaptor(s), extension lead(s), trailing socket(s) etc. are being used for semi-permanent equipment/appliances. Multi-way adaptors, extension leads etc. are at risk from overheating and mechanical damage and with regard to extension leads etc. are a tripping hazard. Where multi-way adaptor(s), extension lead(s), trailing socket(s) etc. are being used these items should never be left unattended and require to be visible and accessible throughout their length. Regulation 553.1.7 (soi6.22)C3
109560.8.1Fire alarm cables reliant on PVC supports (may include PVC containment – trunking, conduits etc.) and not supported using metallic systems. Regulation 560.8.1 (soi6.2)C2
110560.7.1Fire alarm panel requires wiring on separate circuit wired from the electricity supply in-comer position. Regulation 560.7.1 (soi6.12)C3
111560.8.1Fire alarm panel supply requires wiring in fire resistant cable. Regulation 560.8.1 (soi6.12)C3
112543.2.6Flexible conduit being used as a cpc. Regulation 543.2. (soi6.10)C2
113521.10.1Flexible conduit damaged exposing non-sheathed cable(s). Regulations 521.10.1 & 522.6.1 (soi6.4)C3
114522.6.1Grommets required on accessory metal back boxes. Regulation 522.6.1 (soi6.21.4)C3
115522.6.1Grommets required on electrical equipment. Regulation 522.6.1 (soi5.24)C3
116*Guard(s) missing on motor(s). C5
117*Guard(s) missing on pulley belt(s). C5
118522.1.1Heat resistant cable required. Regulation 522.1.1 (soi6.23)C2
119132.5.1I.P rated accessory(s) required for the protection against weather, corrosive atmospheres or other adverse conditions - environmental conditions. Regulation 132.5.1 (soi6.25)C2
120132.5.1I.P rated electrical equipment required for the protection against weather, corrosive atmospheres or other adverse conditions – environmental conditions. Regulation 132.5.1 (soi6.25)C2
121522I.P rated wiring system required for the protection against external influences. Regulation 522 (soi6.12)C3
122526.2Inappropriate cable lug(s) used. Regulation 526.2 (soi6.6)C3
123416.2.1Inappropriate connector(s) used above ceiling for light fitting(s). Regulations 416.2.1, 421.7 & 526.5 (soi6.6)C3
124416.2.1Inappropriate connector(s) used in trunking. Regulations 416.2.1, 421.7 & 526.5 (soi6.6)C3
125132.12Insufficient accessibility to electrical equipment where other services have been installed. Regulation 132.12 (soi5.1)C3
126132.12Insufficient accessibility to electrical equipment. Regulation 132.12 (soi5.1)C3
127411.3.1.1Insulated gland plate requires earthing from metallic cable glands to earth terminal. Regulation 411.3.1.1 (soi6.10)C3
128537.3.2Isolator/switch requiring manual operation with the open contacts being clearly visible or reliably indicated, designed and/or installed as to prevent inadvertent or unintentional switching on (able to be locked off), sited for convenient access and durably marked for identification required for mechanical maintenance. Regulation 537.3.2 (soi7.2.3, soi7.2.4, soi7.2.5, soi7.2.2)C2
129512.2.1It is recommended that socket-outlet(s) are mounted above sink height at a horizontal distance not less than 300mm from the edge of the sink top. Regulation 512.2.1 (soi6.25)C3
130526.3Junction boxes utilizing screw terminals must be accessible for inspection, testing & maintenance. Regulation 526.3 C3
131421.1.2Light fittings mounted in ceilings require smoke hoods to prevent fire and spread of harmful smoke from penetrating the ceiling void and retaining the ceiling's fire protection integrity. Regulation 421.1.2 (soi8.7.2)C2
132422.3.1Light fittings mounted too close to combustible materials. Regulations 422.3.1 & 422.4.2 (soi8.7.3)C2
133411.3.1.1Lighting circuit (or part there of) - absence of a circuit protective conductor for a circuit having class I or "non-insulated" accessories. Regulation 411.3.1.1 (soi6.10)C2
134412.2.3.2Lighting circuit (or part there of) - absence of a circuit protective conductor for a circuit having only class II or "all insulated" accessories. Regulation 412.2.3.2 (soi6.10)C3
135559.6.1.6Lighting circuit(s) incorporating bayonet lamp holders B15 or B22 and Edison screw lamp holders shall be protected by an over-current protective device not exceeding 16A. Regulation 559.6.1.6 (soi6.9)C2
136416.2.1Live parts require to be inside enclosures or behind barriers providing a minimum degree of protection of IPXXB where live parts can be touched. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi5.5)C1
137132.15.1Local isolation required for prevention of equipment being inadvertently or unintentionally energized. Regulations 132.15.1 & 537.2.1.2 (soi7.1.1)C2
138537.2Local isolation required. Regulation 537.2 (soi7.1.1)C2
139537.4.1.1Local means of isolation required for emergency purposes. Regulation 537.4.1.1 (soi7.3.1)C2
140422.3.9Locations where there is risk of fire due to the nature of processed or stored materials, (with the exception of mineral insulated cables, busbar trunking systems and powertrack systems), cables and wiring systems (conduit, trunking etc.) require additional protection against insulation faults by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) =<300mA. Regulation 422.3.9 (soi5.13)C2
141422.3.8Locations where there is risk of fire due to the nature of processed or stored materials, every luminaire requires to be appropriate for the location, to be enclosed with a degree of protection to a minimum of IP5X, to have a limited surface temperature in accordance with BS EN 60598-2-24 and be of a type that prevents lamp components from falling from the luminaire. Regulation 422.3.8 (soi8.7.2)C2
142414.4.3Luminaire supporting coupler(s) on a SELV or PELV system have been used where they are compatible with other plugs on other systems (low voltage). Regulation 414.4.3 (soi3.2.2)C2
143521.8.2Neutral being shared with other circuit. Regulation 521.8.2 (soi6.11)C2
144134.1.3Neutral(s) requires correct phase identification. Regulations 134.1.3 & 514.3.1 (soi6.1)C3
145514.1.2Neutrals require to be re-connected in the correct order or marked as per Regulation 514.5.1 so that there is no possibility of confusion. Regulation 514.1.2 (soi6.1)C3
146521.10.1Non-sheathed cable(s) exposed on conduit system. Regulation 521.10.1 (soi6.4)C3
147521.10.1Non-sheathed cable(s) exposed on trunking system. Regulation 521.10.1 (soi6.4)C3
148521.5.1Phases entering ferrous equipment through different holes. Regulation 521.5.1 (soi5.25)C2
149414.4.3Plug(s) and socket-outlet(s) on a SELV system have a protective conductor contact. Regulation 414.4.3 (soi4.7)C2
150533.1.1.2Protective device(s) - cartridge type fuses replaced with fuse wire. Regulation 533.1.1.2 (soi6.9)C2
151416.2.1Protective device(s) damaged exposing live terminals. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi5.3)C1
152416.2.1Protective device(s) removed exposing live terminals. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi5.3)C1
153421.1.3Protective device(s) require arc shield(s). Regulation 421.1.3 (soi5.22)C2
154514.8.1Protective device(s) require labelling with circuit descriptions. Regulation 514.8.1 (soi5.17)C3
155514.8.1Protective device(s) require labelling with correct circuit descriptions. Regulation 514.8.1 (soi5.17)C3
156543.7.1.103Radial circuits (including spur sockets connected to a ring main) require earthing improvements (high integrity protective connection) where the total protective current is likely to exceed 10mA (e.g supplying multiple PCs or high frequency fluorescent light fittings). Regulation 543.7.1.103 (soi3.1.3)C2
157531.2.9RCD does not discriminate with RCD up-line on electrical system (two or more RCDs in series), where discrimination in their operation is required to prevent danger. Regulation 531.2.9 C2
158433.1.103 and Appendix 15Ring main – electrical equipment with a power rating exceeding 2kW required to have their own dedicated circuit due to risk of overload. Regulation 433.1.103 and Appendix 15 (soi6.11)C2
159433.1Ring main has spurred sockets wired from spurred sockets without a fused connection unit being used for overload protection at the source of the first spur. Regulation 433.1 & Appendix 15 (soi6.11)C2
160521.10.1Secondary insulation of cable(s) not brought into electrical equipment - inner insulation showing although not accessible to touch or likely to come into contact with metal work. Regulation 521.10.1 (soi6.21.2)C3
161521.10.1Secondary insulation of cable(s) not brought into electrical equipment – inner insulation showing and accessible to touch and/or likely to come into contact with metal work. Regulations 521.10.1, 522.6.1 & 522.8.1 (soi6.21.2)C2
162543.3.1Shroud(s) required on armoured cable(s). Regulation 543.3.1 (soi6.21.4)C3
164543.7.1.104Socket outlets require two separate earth terminals to enable earth wires to be connected independently where the total protective current is likely to exceed 10mA (e.g where sockets are supplying multiple PCs and associated equipment). Regulation 543.7.1.104 (soi3.1.4)C2
165543.7.2.101Socket ring main circuit(s) supplying equipment where the total protective current is likely to exceed 10mA (e.g supplying multiple PCs and associated equipment) and where two protective conductors are used in accordance with Regulation 543.7.1.103 require terminating independently of each other at all connection points including the distribution board. Requires all accessories to have two separate earth terminals. Regulation 543.7.2.101 (soi3.1.4)C2
166553.1.6Socket-outlet(s) mounted too low, risk of mechanical damage to the socket-outlet(s) or to plugs and their flexible cords where damage may occur during insertion, use or withdrawal. Regulation 553.1.6 (soi6.25)C3
167414.4.3Socket-outlet(s) on a SELV or PELV system have been used where they are compatible with other plugs on other systems (low voltage). Regulation 414.4.3 (soi3.2.2)C2
168553.1.7Socket-outlet(s) require to be conveniently accessible and installed adjacent to mobile equipment. Regulation 553.1.7 (soi7.1.2)C3
169415.1.1Socket(s) being used for entertainment purposes in respect of an entertainment licence require additional RCD protection having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn. Regulation 415.1.1 (soi5.11)C2
170701.415.2Supplementary equipotential bonding required in a location containing a bath or shower in a building having a protective equipotential bonding in accordance with Regulation 411.3.1.2 and where all the following conditions have not been met, (i) Regulation 411.3.2 All circuits comply with the requirements for automatic disconnection within the location. (ii) Regulation 701.411.3.3. All circuits in the location have additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn. (iii) Regulation 411.3.1.2 All extraneous-conductive-parts within the location are connected effectively to the protective equipotential bonding. Regulation 701.415.2 (soi9.4, soi9.0)C2
171560.7.5Supply for the fire alarm panel requires wiring from the electricity supply in-comer position in a location accessible to skilled or instructed persons only with a 1 - way fuse unit coloured red with a label "Fire alarm panel - Do Not switch Off". Regulation 560.7.5 (soi7.1.1)C3
173132.15.1Switch inter-lock has been disconnected from the spindle - switch indicating "Off" while the unit is in the on position. Regulations 132.15.1, 537.2.2.1 & 537.2.2.2 (soi7.1.1, soi7.1.3, soi7.1.4)C2
175411.3.3T.T. earthing system require all sockets to have RCD protection having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn. Regulation 411.3.3 (soi5.12)C2
176526.5Tape joint(s) require correct termination. Regulation 526.5 (soi6.21.3)C2
177526.2Terminal(s) showing signs of arcing. Regulation 526.2 (soi6.24)C2
178416.2.1The sides and bottom of any enclosures or barriers containing live parts require a minimum degree of protection of at least IP2X. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi5.5)C2
179521.10.1Trunking lid(s) missing exposing non-sheathed cable(s). Regulation 521.10.1 (soi6.4)C3
180543.2.6Trunking used as a circuit protective conductor badly corroded Regulation 543.2.6 (soi3.1.4)C2
181543.2.6Trunking used as a circuit protective conductor having joints that are showing signs of corrosion and deterioration. Regulation 543.2.6 (soi3.1.4)C2
182522.6.101Unable to ascertain whether cable(s) concealed in a wall or partition at a depth of less than 50.00mm not installed within the required zone and not having an earthed metallic covering, enclosed in earthed conduit, trunking or ducting, or mechanically protected against penetration of the cable(s) by nails, screws etc. Regulation 522.6.101 (soi6.15)FI
183526.3Unable to remove cover on electrical equipment. Regulation 526.3 (soi5.1)C3
184131.2.1Unused cables require disconnecting from the fuse way(s) and removing completely or connecting down to earth at both beginning and end of circuit (where they are exposed conductors not enclosed in an item of electrical equipment or insulated which may give rise to a shock due to induced current). Regulation 131.2.1 (soi6.3)C2
185514.16Warning label – "Danger – circuit(s) having high protective current within" required. Regulations 514.16 & 543.7.1.5 (soi5.21)C3
186514.11.1Warning label(s) - "Danger - more than one point of isolation" required. Regulation 514.11.1 & 537.2.1.3 (soi5.21)C3
188514.14.1Warning label(s) - "This installation has wiring colours to two versions of BS 7671. Great care should be taken before undertaking extension, alteration or repair that all conductors are correctly identified." required. Regulation 514.14.1 (soi5.18)C3
190514.10.1Warning label(s) - 400 volt warning notice(s) required on equipment where the voltage is greater than 230V. Regulation 514.10.1 (soi5.21)C3
191514.10.1Warning label(s) - 400 volt warning notice(s) required. Regulation 514.10.1 (soi5.21)C3
192514.12.2Warning label(s) - RCD test label required at or near the origin of the supply. Regulation 514.12.2 (soi5.16)C3
193514.13.1Warning label(s) – "Safety Electrical Connection - Do Not Remove" required for equipotential bonding connections. Regulation 514.13.1 (soi3.1.9)C3
194527.2.3Where metal (non-flame propagating) wiring systems such as conduit, trunking, ducting etc. having an internal cross-sectional area >710.00mm (>32.00mm diam. conduit) penetrate ceilings, walls, floors etc. of the building construction which has a specified fire-resistance, the wiring system requires sealing internally to the same specification of the fire resistance specified before penetration. Regulation 527.2.3 (soi6.18)C3
195522.6.102Where the electrical installation is not intended to be under the supervision of a skilled or instructed person all cables that are encased within solid or stud walls and do not have earthed metallic protection require additional protection provided by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn. Regulation 522.6.102 (soi6.16)C3
197431.2.1Where the neutral conductor has a cross-sectional area less than the cross-sectional area of the line conductors it is required that the neutral conductor is provided with over-current protection appropriate to the size of the neutral conductor. The neutral over-current detection is required to disconnect all of the line conductors, but not necessarily the neutral conductor. Regulation 431.2.1 (soi6.11)C2
198527.2.1Where wiring and wiring system(s) passes through openings or holes made to allow passage through walls, ceilings, floors etc. the openings or holes require sealing where the integrity of the fire resistance has been compromised. Regulation 527.2.1 (soi6.18)C2
199522.3.1Wiring system(s) (cables, conduit, trunking etc.) suffering damage caused by ingress of water or condensation – requires appropriate I.P rated systems for the environment. Regulation 522.3.1 (soi6.12)C3
200522.5.1Wiring system(s) (cables, conduit, trunking etc.) suffering damage caused by the presence of corrosive or polluting substances including water. Regulation 522.5.1 (soi6.12)C3
201514.11Warning label(s) – “This item of equipment has exposed conductive parts when cover removed – isolate using locking device upstream before removing cover” required where cover can only be removed by unlocking or with the use of a tool. Regulation 514.11 (soi5.21)C3
202411.8.5Socket-outlet(s) on a Reduced Low Voltage system have been used where they are compatible with other plugs on other systems (low voltage). Regulation 411.8.5 (soi3.3.2)C2
203411.8.3All line conductors on a Reduced Low Voltage system require overcurrent or RCD protection for fault protection. Regulation 411.8.3 (soi6.11)C2
204411.8.4The adequacy of source for a Reduced Low Voltage System has not been met. Regulation 411.8.4 (soi3.3.1)C2
205411.8.3All exposed-conductive-parts of a Reduced Low Voltage System require connecting to earth. Regulation 411.8.3 (soi6.10)C2
206134.1.5The electricity supplier cut-out/fuse requires attention – suspect overloaded or running warm due to loose connection(s) . Regulation 134.1.5 (soi1.2)C2
207134.1The electricity supplier cut-out/fuse requires attention - risk from exposed parts. Regulation 134.1 (soi1.2)C1
208134.1.5The electricity supplier meter cables (tails) require attention – suspect overloaded or running warm due to loose connection(s) where connected to the electricity supplier meter. Regulation 134.1.5 (soi1.3)C2
209134.1.5The consumer meter cables (tails) require attention – suspect overloaded or running warm due to loose connection(s) where connected to the electricity supplier meter. Regulation 134.1.5 (soi1.4)C2
210416.2.1The electricity supplier meter equipment requires attention having exposed connections. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi1.5)C1
211134.1.5The electricity supplier meter equipment requires attention – suspicion of loose connections. Regulation 134.1.5 (soi1.5)C2
212551.6.1Adequate isolation arrangements required for parallel or switched alternative sources required. Regulation 551.6.1 (soi2.0)C2
213543.3.2Unable to gain access to the earthing conductor connection. Regulation 543.3.2 (soi3.1.5)C3
214544.1.2Where practicable main equipotential bonding conductor(s) require connecting within 600mm of the meter outlet union or at the point of entry to the building if the meter is external and before any branch pipework. Regulation 544.1.2 (soi3.1.7)C3
215543.3.2Unable to gain access to the main protective bonding conductor(s) connection. Regulation 543.3.2 (soi3.1.8)C3
216134.1.1Distribution equipment loose. Regulation 134.1.1 (soi5.2)C3
217133.3Electrical enclosure has been damaged so as to impair safety from shock risk. Regulation 133.3 (soi5.7)C1
218537.1.4Where a main switch (main isolator for the installation) is intended to be used by ordinary person(s) e.g household or a similar installation all live conductors (the neutral is a live conductor) shall be switched. Regulation 537.1.4 (soi5.8)C3
219612.13.2Unable to manually operate circuit-breaker(s) – functional check. Regulation 612.13.2 (soi5.14)C2
220612.13.2RCD/RCBOs will not operate manually – functional check. Regulation 612.13.2 (soi5.15)C2
221612.13.1RCD will not operate on it's integral test button – functional check Regulation 612.13.1 (soi5.15)C2
222514.15.1Warning notice(s) required where there are alternative means of supply at the appropriate locations. Regulations 514.15.1 (soi5.19)C3
223522Flexible conduit damaged. Section 522 (soi6.5)C2
224522.11.1Where cables are exposed to direct sunlight they are required to be of the correct type or protected against solar and/or ultraviolet radiation. Regulation 522.11.1 (soi6.13)C3
225522.6.101Unable to ascertain whether concealed cable(s) are installed in the correct zone. Regulation 522.6.101 (v) (soi6.14)FI
226528.3.1Cable(s) require segregating or separating from non-electrical services. Regulation 528.3 (soi6.20)C3
227526.6Due to the method of installation or lack of support of cables, connections of conductors are being placed under strain. Regulation 526.6 (soi6.21.1)C2
228537.2.1.2Isolators for general isolation not local to the item off equipment require the ability to be secured in the OFF position. Regulation 537.2.1.2 (soi7.1.3)C3
229537.2.2.6Isolators for general isolation require clear identification by position and/or durable markings. Regulation 537.2.2.6 (soi7.1.5)C3
230514.11.1Warning label required where live parts cannot be isolated by the operation of a single device (having more than one source of supply). Regulation 514.11.1 (soi7.1.6)C3
231416.2.1Enclosure of a fixed item of current using equipment damaged resulting in exposed-conductive-parts. Regulation 416.2.1 (soi8.3)C1
232421.1Possibility of a fire hazard caused by a fixed item of current using equipment due to either position of, or material on which it is fixed. Regulation 421.1 (soi8.2)C2
233512Enclosure of a fixed item of current using equipment damaged resulting in risk in terms of it's I.P rating. Section 512 (soi8.1)C2
234512.2.1Item of fixed current using equipment not suitable for the environment and external influences in the situation in which it is being used. Regulation 512.2 (soi8.4)C2
235134.1.1Item of current using equipment requires a more secure method of fixing. Regulation 134.1.1 (soi8.5)C2
236527.2.1Where cable(s) pass through elements of the building structure such as floors, walls, ceilings etc. any openings made require sealing according to the degree of fire-resistance before penetration so as to restrict the spread of fire. Section 527.2.1 (soi8.6)C2
237-Incorrect type of lamps fitted to luminaires. (soi8.7.1)C2
238526.2.(v)Signs of overheating to conductors and/or terminations in luminaires. Regulation 526.2.(v) (soi8.7.4)C2
239701.414Where used as a protective measure for electrical equipment in locations containing a bath or shower the requirements of SELV or PELV has not been met. Regulation 701.414 (soi9.2, soi9.0)C2
240701.512.3Shaver socket(s) do not comply with BS EN 61558-2-5 or BS 3535 where positioned in a location containing a bath or shower. Regulation 701.512.3 (soi9.3, soi9.0)C2
241701.512.3Low voltage (e.g. 230 volts) socket(s) within 3 metres of the boundary of zone 1 not protected by the measure of electrical separation (isolation transformer). Regulation 701.512.3 (soi9.5, soi9.0)C2
242701.512.2Enclosure of a fixed item of current using equipment damaged in a location containing a bath or shower resulting in risk in terms of it's I.P rating. Regulation 701.512.2 (soi9.6, soi9.0)C2
243701.512.2Item of electrical equipment not suitable in terms of it's I.P rating for the environment and external influences in locations containing a bath or shower. Regulation 701.512.2 (soi9.6, soi9.0)C2
244701.512.3Electrical equipment (switches etc.) not suitable for the particular zone in which it is situated in a location containing a bath or shower. Regulation 701.512.3 (soi9.7, soi9.0)C2
245701.55Item(s) of current using equipment (e.g low voltage fan not protected by SELV) not suitable for a particular zone in a location containing a bath or shower. Regulation 701.55 (soi9.8, soi9.0)C2
246702.410.3.4All items of electrical equipment, cable(s) and wiring systems within zone(s) of a location containing a swimming pool or other type of basin (e.g fountain) require additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn. Regulation 702.410.3.4 (soi10.1, soi10.0)C2
247702.414Where used as a protective measure for electrical equipment in locations containing a swimming pool or other type of basin (e.g fountain) the requirements of SELV or PELV has not been met. Regulation 702.414 (soi10.2, soi10.0)C2
248702.415.2All extraneous-conductive-parts in zones 0, 1 & 2 of a location containing a swimming pool or other type of basin (e.g fountain) require connecting by supplementary protective bonding conductors to the protective conductors of exposed-conductive-parts. Regulation 702.415.2 (soi10.3, soi10.0)C2
249702.512.2Enclosure of a fixed item of current using equipment damaged in a location containing a swimming pool or other type of basin (e.g fountain) resulting in risk in terms of it's I.P rating. Regulation 702.512.2 (soi10.4, soi10.0)C2
250702.512.2Item of electrical equipment not suitable in terms of it's I.P rating for the environment and external influences in locations containing a swimming pool or other type of basin (e.g fountain) for a particular zone. Regulation 702.512.2 (soi10.4, soi10.0)C2
251702.522.23for electrical equipment in zone 0 an additional requirement for the wiring of a fountain has not been met where a cable is required to be installed as far outside the basin rim as far as reasonably practicable and/or being run to the electrical equipment inside zone 0 by the shortest practicable route. Regulation 702.522.23 (soi10.5, soi10.0)C3
252702.522.23For a cable in zone 1 an additional requirement for the wiring of a fountain has not been met where it is required to be selected, installed and provided with mechanical protection to medium severity (AG2) and/or where submerged in water (AD8) IPX8 (cable type H07RN8-F/BS 7919 for a depth of up to 10 metres, for a depth greater than 10 metres the cable manufacturer requires consulting). Regulation 702.522.23 (soi10.5, soi10.0)C3
253702.53Socket(s) within zone 2 of a location containing a swimming pool require additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn or by electrical separation (isolation transformer). Regulation 702.53 (soi10.6, soi10.0)C2
254702.55.1Item of current using equipment not suitable for zones 0 and 1 in locations containing a swimming pool or other type of basin (e.g fountain). Regulation 702.55.1 (soi10.7, soi10.0)C2
255702.55.4The requirements for low voltage supplied equipment used in zone 1 in locations containing a swimming pool or other type of basin (e.g fountain) have not been met. Regulation 702.55.4 (soi10.8, soi10.0)C2
256702.55.4Low voltage lighting equipment within zone 1 of a location containing a swimming pool or other type of basin (e.g fountain) requires additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn and shall be mounted at least 2 metres above the boundary of zone 0 and zone 1 (lowest limit of zone 1). Regulation 702.55.4 (soi10.9, soi10.0)C2
257702.55.3Mechanical protection required for electrical equipment within zones 0 and 1 of a fountain. Regulation 702.55.3 (soi10.10, soi10.0)C3
258703.411.33All items of electrical equipment, cable(s) and wiring systems within zone(s) of a location containing a sauna heater require additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn. Regulation 703.411.33 (soi11.1, soi11.0)C2
259703.414.4Where used as a protective measure for electrical equipment in locations containing a sauna heater the requirements of SELV or PELV has not been met. Regulation 703.414.4 (soi11.2, soi11.0)C2
260703.512.2Enclosure of a fixed item of current using equipment damaged in a location containing a sauna heater resulting in risk in terms of it's I.P rating. Regulation 703.512.2 (soi11.3, soi11.0)C2
261703.512.2Item of electrical equipment not suitable in terms of it's I.P rating for the environment and external influences in locations containing a sauna heater for a particular zone. Regulation 703.512.2 (soi11.3, soi11.0)C2
262703.52 The wiring system in a location containing a sauna heater has been installed on the inside of the zones i.e. on the warm side of any thermal insulation or heat-resisting cable has not been used where wiring has been installed on the warm side of the thermal insulation of zones 1 & 3. Regulation 703.52 (soi11.4, soi11.0)C3
263703.52 Metallic sheaths or metallic conduits are accessible in normal use in a location containing a sauna heater. Regulation 703.52 (soi11.4, soi11.0)C2
264703.537.5Only electrical equipment for the connection of sauna equipment as per the instructions of the manufacturer of the sauna heater may be installed within zone 1. Regulation 703.537.5 (soi11.5, soi11.0)C2
265703.537.5Electrical equipment (switches, sockets etc.) has been installed inside of the location containing a sauna heater. Regulation 703.537.5 (soi11.5, soi11.0)C2
266704.411.3.1A PME earthing system has been used where the reliability of connections of extraneous-conductive-parts (e.g scaffold, exposed service pipes, structural steelwork etc.) being connected to a main earthing terminal cannot be assured. Regulation 704.411.3.1 (soi12.1, soi12.0)C2
267704.410.3.10Circuits supplying socket-outlet(s) up to and including 32 amps require additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn or by use of a Reduced Low Voltage System (110v isolation transformer). Regulation 704.410.3.10 (soi12.2, soi12.0)C2
268704.411.3.2.1Circuits supplying socket(s) with a rated current exceeding 32 amps require additional protection by an RCD(s) not exceeding 500mA. Regulation 704.411.3.2.1 (soi12.3, soi12.0)C2
269704.522.8.10Mechanical protection for cable(s) where crossing a site road or walkway(s) required. Regulation 704.522.8.10 (soi12.4, soi12.0)C2
270704.522.8.10The correct type of cables/wiring systems are not being used with regard to flexibility and/or resistance to abrasion or water. Regulation 704.522.8.10 (soi12.4, soi12.0)C2
271704.414.4Where used as a protective measure the requirements of SELV or PELV has not been met. Regulation 704.414.4 (soi12.5, soi12.0)C2
272704.537.2.2The requirements for Assemblies for Construction Sites (ACS) which comprises of a suitable device for the switching and isolation of the incoming supply having the facility to be locked off or inside a lockable enclosure also comprising of overcurrent protective device(s), fault current protection device(s) and if required, socket-outlet(s) has not been met. Regulation 704.537.2.2 (soi12.6, soi12.0)C2
273705.411.1Circuits supplying socket-outlet(s) up to and including 32 amps require additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn . Regulation 705.411.1 (soi13.1.1, soi13.0)C2
274705.411.1Circuits supplying socket(s) with a rated current exceeding 32 amps require additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 100mA. Regulation 705.411.1 (soi13.1.2, soi13.0)C2
275705.411.1All circuits not including circuits supplying socket-outlet(s) require additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 300mA. Regulation 705.411.1 (soi13.1.3, soi13.0)C2
276705.414.5Where used as a protective measure the requirements of SELV or PELV has not been met. Regulation 705.414.5 (soi13.2, soi13.0)C2
277705.415.2.1In locations intended for livestock additional protection by supplementary bonding connecting all exposed-conductive-parts to all extraneous-conductive-parts including where applicable metal grid(s) laid in the floor and any concrete reinforcement steel work is required. Regulation 705.415.2.1 (soi13.3, soi13.0)C2
278705.422Electrical heating appliances have been fixed or sited so as not to maintain an appropriate distance from livestock and/or combustible material for the protection against fire and/or burns. Regulation 705.422 (soi13.4, soi13.0)C2
279705.512.2Socket-outlet(s) require to be positioned where they are unlikely to come into contact with combustible material. Regulation 705.512.2 (soi13.5, soi13.0)C2
280705.512.2All electrical equipment requires a minimum degree of IP44 protection or placed in an enclosure having a rating of IP44. Regulation 705.512.2 (soi13.5, soi13.0)C2
281705.512.2Where there is risk to socket-outlets from external influences (>AD4 – greater than splashed water e.g hosed water, >AE3 or ingress of objects greater than 1.00mm or >AG1 or danger of mechanical impact greater than low severity) additional protection has not been provided. Regulation 705.512.2 (soi13.5, soi13.0)C2
282705.512.2Where corrosive substances are present e.g in dairies or cattle sheds electrical equipment and/or wiring systems require additional protection. Regulation 705.512.2 (soi13.5, soi13.0)C2
283705.513.2General items of electrical equipment are accessible to livestock. (Does not include equipment for the feeding or watering for livestock). Regulation 705.513.2 (soi13.6, soi13.0)C2
284705.513.2Electrical equipment and/or wiring systems intended for feeding and/or watering of livestock requires additional mechanical protection to minimize the risk of injury to livestock. Regulation 705.513.2 C2
285705.514.9Diagrams and documentation showing the location of all electrical equipment, routing of all concealed cables, single line distribution and locations of bonding connections is not available. Regulation 705.514.9 (soi13.7, soi13.0)C3
286705.522The wiring system has been installed so as to be accessible to livestock or not suitably protected against mechanical damage. Regulation 705.522 (soi13.8, soi13.0)C2
287705.522Overhead lines require insulating. Regulation 705.522 (soi13.8, soi13.0)C1
288705.522.16Where livestock is kept, conduit, trunking or cable ducting systems require a classification of AF4 (designed for the nature of substances) and be protected against corrosion - Class 2 (medium) for indoor use and Class 4 (high protection) for outdoor use. Regulation 705.522.16 (soi13.9, soi13.0)C2
289705.522.16Where the wiring system may be exposed to impact and mechanical damage from vehicles, agricultural machines etc. reinforced protection is required to a classification of AG3 (High severity of mechanical stress/impact). Regulation 705.522.16 (soi13.9, soi13.0)C2
290705.537.2 A single isolation device is required for the electrical installation of each building or part of a building. Regulation 705.537.2 (soi13.10.1, soi13.0)C2
291705.537.2 Isolation devices required to isolate all live conductors including the neutral conductor of circuits that are only used occasionally e.g during harvest time. Regulation 705.537.2 (soi13.10.2, soi13.0)C2
292705.537.2Isolation devices require to be clearly marked to show which part of the installation they control. Regulation 705.537.2 C3
293705.537.2Devices for isolation or switching or devices for emergency stopping or switching are accessible to or may be impeded by livestock. Regulation 705.537.2 (soi13.10.3, soi13.0)C2
294705.544.2Supplementary equipotential bonding conductors require protection against mechanical damage. Regulation 705.544.2 (soi13.11, soi13.0)C3
295705.544.2Supplementary equipotential bonding conductors are of the type suffering from electrolytic effects. Regulation 705.544.2 (soi13.11, soi13.0)C3
296705.544.2Supplementary equipotential bonding conductors suffering corrosion. Regulation 705.544.2 (soi13.11, soi13.0)C3
297705.533.1Socket-outlets type require compliance with BS EN 60309-1 or BS EN 60309-2 or where the rated current does not exceed 20 amps BS 1363 or BS 546. Regulation 705.533.1 (soi13.12, soi13.0)C2
298705.560.6Where high density livestock rearing is carried out an alternative or back-up secure source of supply is required for circuits controlling the supply of food, water, air and/or lighting where the normal supply is not ensured in the event of a power supply failure. Regulation 705.560.6 (soi13.13, soi13.0)C2
299705.560.6Where high density livestock rearing is carried out separate final circuits have not been provided for the supply of electrical equipment for the operation of ventilation and lighting. Regulation 705.560.6 (soi13.13, soi13.0)C3
300705.560.6Where high density livestock rearing is carried out discrimination of the main circuits supplying ventilation is required in the event of any short-circuit to earth or overcurrent. Regulation 705.560.6 (soi13.13, soi13.0)C3
301705.560.6Where high density livestock rearing is carried out an alternative or back-up secure source of supply is required for ventilation equipment or temperature and supply voltage monitoring devices which provide a visual or audible alarm signal that is easily observed which is operated independently from the normal supply. 705.560.6 (soi13.13, soi13.0)C2
302706.410.3.10In a conducting location with restricted movement, hand-held tools and/or item(s) of mobile equipment the requirement of a protective measure of either electrical separation or SELV has not been met. Regulation 706.410.3.10 (soi14.1, soi14.0)C2
303706.410.3.10In a conducting location with restricted movement, for handlamps, the requirement of SELV as a protective measure has not been met. Regulation 706.410.3.10 (soi14.1, soi14.0)C2
304706.410.3.10In a conducting location with restricted movement the supply to fixed equipment require the following protective measure of either: automatic disconnection of supply with supplementary bonding connecting all exposed-conductive-parts of fixed equipment and the conductive parts of the location or by use of Class II equipment having additional protection of the supply circuits by use of RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn having the RCD(s) outside of the location or electrical separation or SELV or PELV provided equipotential bonding is connecting the PELV system to all exposed-conductive-parts and extraneous conductive parts. Regulation 706.410.3.10 (soi14.1, soi14.0)C2
305706.413.1.2In a conducting location where the protective measure of electrical separation is employed, unless the source is part of a fixed installation within the conducting location as provided by item (iii) of Regulation 706.410.3.10 the unearthed source requires simple separation and be situated outside of the conducting location. Regulation 706.413.1.2 (soi14.2, soi14.0)C2
306706.410.3.10In a conducting location where the protective measure is afforded by the use of SELV or PELV the source is required to be situated outside of the conducting location unless the source is part of a fixed installation within the conducting location as provided by item (iii) of Regulation 706.410.3.10 (soi14.3, soi14.0)C2
307708.411.4The requirements of The Electrical Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 (ESQCR) where it prohibits the connection of a PME facility to any metalwork in a leisure accommodation vehicle including a caravan has not been met. Regulation 708.411.4 (soi15.1, soi15.0)C2
308708512.2Electrical equipment situated outside is not suitable for external influences in terms of IP rating for one or more of the following: Presence of water AD4 (water splashes) IPX4, foreign solid bodies AE2 (small objects) IP3X or mechanical stress AG3 (high severity) IK08. Regulation 708512.2 (soi15.2, soi15.0)C2
309708.521.1.2All overhead conductors require to be insulated. Regulation 708.521.1.2 (soi15.3.1, soi15.0)C1
310708.521.2All poles and/or supports for overhead wiring require locating or protection against damage by vehicles. Regulation 708.521.2 (soi15.3.2, soi15.0)C2
311708.521.1.2All overhead conductors require to be at least 6 metres above the ground where subject to vehicle movement and 3.5 metres in all other areas. Regulation 708.521.1.2 (soi15.3.3, soi15.0)C2
312708.530.3The electricity supply equipment is required to be not mounted more than 20 metres away from the connection to the caravan, leisure accommodation vehicle or tent. Regulation 708.530.3 (soi15.4, soi15.0)C3
313708.553.1.8Where a socket-outlet and it's enclosure forms part of the pitch supply equipment it is required to comply with BS EN 60309-2 and have a degree of protection of at least IP44. Regulation 708.553.1.8 (soi15.5.1, soi15.0)C2
314708.553.1.9All socket-outlets of their lowest point require to be mounted at a height of between 0.5 metres to 1.5 metres above the ground. Regulation 708.553.1.9 (soi15.5.2, soi15.0)C3
315708.553.1.10All socket-outlets require to be rated at not less than 16 amps. Regulation 708.553.1.10 (soi15.5.3, soi15.0)C3
316708.553.1.11Each pitch requires at least one socket-outlet. Regulation 708.553.1.11 (soi15.5.4, soi15.0)C3
317708.553.1.12Each socket-outlet requires an individual overcurrent protective device(s). Regulation 708.553.1.12 (soi15.5.5, soi15.0)C3
318708.553.1.13Each socket-outlet requires individual protection by RCD(s) disconnecting all poles including the neutral having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn. Regulation 708.553.1.13 (soi15.5.6, soi15.0)C2
319708.553.1.14The requirement that the protective conductors of socket-outlets are not connected to PME earthing system has not been met. Regulation 708.553.1.14 (soi15.5.7, soi15.0)C2
320709.411.4The requirements of The Electrical Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 (ESQCR) where it prohibits the connection of a PME facility to any metalwork in a boat has not been met. Regulation 709.411.4 (soi16.1, soi16.0)C2
321709.512.2.1.1The requirement for electrical equipment installed on or above a jetty, wharf or pontoon in relation to the external influences that, in the opinion of the inspector with regard to the risk of water splashes (AD4) IPX4 or water jets (AD5) IPX5 or water waves (AD6) IPX6 has not been met. Regulation 709.512.2.1.1 (soi16.2, soi16.0)C2
322709.512.2.1.2Electrical equipment installed on or above a jetty, wharf or pontoon requires a degree of protection of at least IP3X to protect against the ingress of small objects (AE2). Regulation 709.512.2.1.2 (soi16.2, soi16.0)C3
323709.512.2.1.3Electrical equipment installed on or above a jetty, wharf or pontoon requires to be suitable for atmospheric corrosive (sea salt spray) or polluting substances and/or exposed to exhaust fumes (hydrocarbons). Regulation 709.512.2.1.3 (soi16.2, soi16.0)C3
324709.512.2.1.4Electrical equipment installed on or above a jetty, wharf or pontoon requires protection against mechanical damage (impact of medium severity AG2) Regulation 709.512.2.1.4 (soi16.2, soi16.0)C2
325709.521.1.5The installation of one or more of the following wiring systems on or above a jetty, wharf or pontoon: cables in free air supported by a catenary wire, non-sheathed cables in a cable management system e.g conduit, trunking etc., cables with aluminium conductors or mineral insulated cables should not be used. Regulation 709.521.1.5 (soi16.3, soi16.0)C2
326709.521.1.6Cables require selecting and/or installed to prevent mechanical damage due to tidal or movement of pontoons, boats or other floating structures. Regulation 709.521.1.6 (soi16.3, soi16.0)C2
327709.521.1.6Cable management system(s) suffering ingress of water, requires installation of drainage holes. Regulation 709.521.1.6 (soi16.3, soi16.0)C2
328709.531.2Each socket-outlet requires additional protection by RCD(s) disconnecting all poles including the neutral having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn. Regulation 709.531.2 (soi16.4, soi16.0)C2
329709.553Each socket-outlet requires an individual overcurrent protective device(s). Regulation 709.553 (soi16.5, soi16.0)C3
330709.531.2A final circuit for a fixed connection to a houseboat requires individual protection by an RCD disconnecting all poles including the neutral having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn. Regulation 709.531.2 (soi16.6, soi16.0)C2
331709.533A final circuit for a fixed connection to a houseboat requires individual overload protection device(s). Regulation 709.533 (soi16.7, soi16.0)C3
332709.537.2.1.1A means of isolation is required in each distribution cabinet limiting each isolation switch for a maximum of four socket-outlets. Regulation 709.537.2.1.1 (soi16.8, soi16.0)C2
333709.553.1.9All socket-outlets require a protection of IP44 or installed in an enclosure affording the equivalent protection. Regulation 709.553.1.9 (soi16.9, soi16.0)C2
334709.553.1.9All socket-outlets where subject to jetted water (hoses) require protection to be at least IPX5. Regulation 709.553.1.9 (soi16.9, soi16.0)C2
335709.553.1.9All socket-outlets where subject to waves require protection to be at least IPX6. Regulation 709.553.1.9 (soi16.9, soi16.0)C2
336709.553.1.910 & 11 ,'Socket-outlets need to be sited as close as possible to each berth having one socket for each berth to avoid tripping hazards due to long extension cords. Regulations 709.553.1.9, 10 & 11 (soi16.10, soi16.0)C3
337709.553.1.12 Single phase socket-outlets with a rated voltage of 200 to 250 volts require to have a current rating of 16amps. Regulation 709.553.1.12 (soi16.11, soi16.0)C3
338709.553.1.13Socket-outlets not sited on floating pontoons or walkways require to sited at least one metre above the highest water level. Regulation 709.553.1.13 (soi16.12, soi16.0)C2
339709.553.1.13Socket-outlets positioned on floating pontoons or walkways where sited at a reduced height of a minimum 300mm above the highest water level requires appropriate protection for risk of splashing. Regulation 709.553.1.13 (soi16.12, soi16.0)C2
340709.553.1.14A socket-outlet protective conductor has been connected to a PME earthing facility. Regulation 709.553.1.14 (soi16.13, soi16.0)C2
341-Warning notices being durable and easily legible for “Instructions for Electricity Supply” require mounting in the appropriate locations. Figure 709.3 (soi16.14, soi16.0)C3
342711.32Where temporary electrical installations have been installed protection against external influences such as water and/or mechanical stresses are required. Regulation 711.32 (soi18.1, soi18.0)C2
343711.410.3.4Cable(s) supplying temporary structure(s) require protection at the origin by an RCD not exceeding 300mA and having a time delay device for discrimination with RCD(s) protecting final circuits. Regulation 711.410.3.4 (soi18.2, soi18.0)C2
344711.411.3.1.2All extraneous structural parts that are accessible from within the stand, vehicle, wagon, caravan or container require connecting via the main protective conductors to the main earthing terminal within the unit. Regulation 711.411.3.1.2 (soi18.3, soi18.0)C2
345711.411.3.3All socket-outlets not exceeding 32amps require additional protection by an RCD having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 IΔn Regulation 711.411.3.3 (soi18.4, soi18.0)C2
346711.411.3.3All final circuits except for emergency lighting require additional protection by an RCD not exceeding 30mA. Regulation 711.411.3.3 (soi18.4, soi18.0)C2
347711.411.4A PME earthing system has been used where suitability and effectiveness has not been confirmed before the connection has been made and/or the installation is not under the supervision of a skilled or instructed person. Regulation 711.411.4 (soi18.5, soi18.0)C2
348711.414.4.5Where used as a protective measure for electrical equipment the requirements of SELV or PELV has not been met having lack of basic insulation or barriers or enclosures affording protection of at least IPXXD or IP4X. Regulation 711.414.4.5 (soi18.6, soi18.0)C2
349711.422.4.2Equipment that generate high surface temperatures e.g. lamps, spotlights, heaters etc. require suitable guards and installed and located with the relevant standard. Regulation 711.422.4.2 (soi18.7, soi18.0)C2
350711.422.4.2Showcases and/or signs require to be constructed having adequate heat-resistance, mechanical strength, electrical insulation and ventilation taking into account heat generation and the combustibility of exhibits. Regulation 711.422.4.2 (soi18.7, soi18.0)C2
351711.422.4.2Stand(s) having a concentration of electrical equipment that is liable to generate excessive heat requires adequate ventilation. 711.422.4.2 (soi18.7, soi18.0)C2
352711.51Switchgear and/or control-gear not intended to be used by ordinary persons require enclosing in a cabinet that can only be opened by a key or use of a tool. Regulation 711.51 (soi18.8, soi18.0)C2
353711.52Where the public have access, armoured cables or mechanical protection for flexible cables is required. Regulation 711.52 (soi18.9, soi18.0)C2
354711.521This installation not having a fire alarm system installed requires a wiring system that is either flame retardant and having low smoke properties or where single core or multi-core unarmoured cables are used, being installed in enclosed metallic or non-metallic conduit or trunking providing the required fire protection and a degree of at least IP4X protection. Regulation 711.521 (soi18.10, soi18.0)C2
355711.526.1Joints of electrical connections require being made in appropriate enclosure(s) having a degree of protection of at least IPXXD or IP4X. Regulation 711.526.1 (soi18.11, soi18.0)C2
356711.526.1Suitable cable anchorages are required where strain can be placed upon electrical terminals. Regulation 711.526.1 (soi18.11, soi18.0)C2
357711.537.2.3A readily accessible and identifiable means of isolation is required for every separate temporary structure such as vehicle, stand or unit. The means of isolation requires selecting and erecting in accordance with Regulation 537.2. Regulation 711.537.2.3 (soi18.12, soi18.0)C2
358711.537.2.3A readily accessible and identifiable means of isolation is required for distribution circuit(s) supplying outdoor installation(s). The means of isolation requires selecting and erecting in accordance with Regulation 537.2. Regulation 711.537.2.3 (soi18.12, soi18.0)C2
359711.55.1.5Electrical equipment requires to be sited, fixed and protected against ignition of material caused by the danger of focusing or concentration of heat. Regulation 711.55.1.5 (soi18.13, soi18.0)C2
360711.55.4.1Readily accessible isolation is required for electric motors where they might give rise to a hazard. Regulation 711.55.4.1 (soi18.14, soi18.0)C2
361711.55.6ELV transformer(s) and electronic converters require mounting out of arm's reach. Regulation 711.55.6 (soi18.15, soi18.0)C2
362711.55.6ELV transformer(s) and electronic converters require adequate ventilation. Regulation 711.55.6 (soi18.15, soi18.0)C2
363711.55.6ELV transformer(s) and electronic converters require a manual reset protective device (e.g. mcb) installed in the secondary circuit. Regulation 711.55.6 (soi18.15, soi18.0)C2
364711.55.7An adequate number of sockets have not been provided. Regulation 711.55.7 (soi18.16, soi18.0)C2
365711.55.7Where floor sockets have been used additional protection from accidental ingress of water has not been provided. Regulation 711.55.7 (soi18.16, soi18.0)C2
366711.55.7Floor sockets require additional protection to withstand the expected traffic load. Regulation 711.55.7 (soi18.16, soi18.0)C2
367711.559.4.3Non-compatible cable has been used where insulation piercing lampholders are fitted. Regulation 711.559.4.3 (soi18.17, soi18.0)C2
368711.559.4.3Where insulation piercing lampholders are being used they are required to be of the non-removable type once fitted. Regulation 711.559.4.3 (soi18.17, soi18.0)C3
369711.559.4.4.1Electrical discharge lamp equipment incorporating signs, tubes or lamps with an operating voltage higher than 230/400 volts requires installing out of arm's reach or adequately protected against risk of injury to persons. Regulation 711.559.4.4.1 (soi18.18.1, soi18.0)C2
370711.559.4.4.2 Fascia or stand material at risk of fire from ignition due to hot parts behind signs, tubes or lamps of electrical equipment incorporating discharge lamp installation(s) with an operating voltage higher than 230/400 volts requires material to be non-ignitable. Regulation 711.559.4.4.2 (soi18.18.2, soi18.0)C2
371711.559.4.4.3A separate circuit is required for the supply of signs, lamps or exhibits of electrical equipment incorporating discharge lamp installation(s) with an operating voltage higher than 230/400 volts. Regulation 711.559.4.4.3 (soi18.18.3, soi18.0)C3
372711.559.4.4.3A circuit supplying supply of signs, lamps or exhibits of electrical equipment incorporating discharge lamp installation(s) with an operating voltage higher than 230/400 volts requires controlling by an emergency switch which is easily identifiable and clearly labelled. Regulation 711.559.4.4.3 (soi18.18.3, soi18.0)C2
373711.559.5Luminaires mounted below arm's reach (2.5metres) from the floor or otherwise accessible require adequate fixing and sited or guarded to prevent injury to persons or risk of fire by ignition of materials. Regulation 711.559.5 (soi18.19, soi18.0)C2
374711.559.5Luminaires mounted below arm's reach (2.5metres) from the floor or otherwise accessible require having access to the fixed light source by the removal of a barrier or an enclosure by the use of a tool. Regulation 711.559.5 (soi18.19, soi18.0)C2
375712.312.2At least simple separation is required between the a.c. side and d.c. side where earthing of one of the live conductors on the d.c. side has been carried out. Regulation 712.312.2 C2
376712.411.3.2.1.1On the a.c side the PV supply cable has not been connected to the supply side of the protective device of circuits supplying current-using equipment. Regulation 712.411.3.2.1.1 (soi19.1.1, soi19.0)C2
377712.411.3.2.1.2RCD protection required for the PV power supply system where at least simple separation between the a.c side and d.c side has not been provided. Regulation 712.411.3.2.1.2 (soi19.1.2, soi19.0)C2
378712.412Class II or equivalent insulation has not been used as the preferable protective measure on the d.c side. Regulation 712.412 (soi19.2, soi19.0)C3
379712.433.1Overload protection has not been provided or is too large where the continuous current carrying capacity of the PV string and/or PV array cables is less than 1.25 times Isc STC. Regulation 712.433.1 (soi19.3, soi19.0)C2
380712.433.2Overload protection has not been provided or is too large where the continuous current carrying capacity of the PV main cable is less than 1.25 times Isc STC of the PV generator. Regulation 712.433.2 (soi19.3, soi19.0)C2
381712.444.4.4Where there is risk of voltages induced by lightning wiring loops have not been kept as small as possible. Regulation 712.444.4.4 (soi19.5, soi19.0)C2
382712.512.1.1Electrical equipment provided and installed on the d.c side is not suitable for direct voltage and direct current. Regulation 712.512.1.1 (soi19.6, soi19.0)C2
383712.512.1.1 The maximum allowed operating voltage of the PV modules (Uoc STC of the PV strings) and the PV convertor (whichever is lower) is being exceeded where PV modules have been connected in series. Regulation 712.512.1.1 (soi19.7, soi19.0)C2
384712.513.1Equipment has not been erected to enable maintenance work to be carried out safely. Regulation 712.513.1 (soi19.8, soi19.0)C3
385712.522.8.3PV string cables have not been selected and/or erected to minimize the risk of earth faults and/or short-circuits. Regulation 712.522.8.3 (soi19.9, soi19.0)C3
386712.522.8.3PV array cables have not been selected and or erected to minimize the risk of earth faults and/or short-circuits. Regulation 712.522.8.3 (soi19.9, soi19.0)C3
387712.522.8.3PV d.c main cables have not been selected and or erected to minimize the risk of earth faults and/or short-circuits. Regulation 712.522.8.3 (soi19.9, soi19.0)C3
388712.522.8.3PV string and/or array and/or d.c main cables have not been selected and or erected to minimize the risk of earth faults and/or short-circuits. Regulation 712.522.8.3 (soi19.9, soi19.0)C3
389712.522.8.3Wiring system(s) are unsuitable for external influences such as wind, ice formation, temperature and solar radiation. Regulation 712.522.8.3 (soi19.10, soi19.0)C2
390712.537.2.1.1Means of isolation for maintenance purposes required for isolating the PV convertor from the d.c side and the a.c side. Regulation 712.537.2.1.1 (soi19.11, soi19.0)C2
391712.537.2.2.5A switch-disconnector is required on the d.c side of the PV convertor. Regulation 712.537.2.2.5 (soi19.12, soi19.0)C2
392712.537.2.2.5.1A warning label is required on PV generator and PV array junction boxes indicating that parts may still be live after isolation from the PV convertor. Regulation 712.537.2.2.5.1 (soi19.13, soi19.0)C3
393712.54Where protective bonding conductors have been installed they are required to be parallel to and in as close contact as possible to d.c and a.c cables and accessories. Regulation 712.54 C3
394717.313The requirements of a connection to a low voltage generating set in accordance with Section 551 and Figures 717.1 and 717.2 have not been met. Regulation 717.313 (soi20.1.1, soi20.0)C2
395717.313The requirements of a connection to a fixed electrical installation having the protective measure of TT or TN and Figure 717.3 are not effective and therefore not met. Regulation 717.313 (soi20.1.2, soi20.0)C2
396717.313The requirements of a connection from a fixed installation through means provided by simple separation in accordance with Section 413 and Figures 717.4, 717.6 and 717.7 have not been met. Regulation 717.313 (soi20.1.3, soi20.0)C2
397717.411.1An RCD for the automatic disconnection of the supply is required. Regulation 717.411.1 (soi20.2, soi20.0)C2
398717.411.3.1.2All accessible conductive parts (e.g chassis) require connecting through the main protective bonding conductor(s) to the main earthing terminal within the unit. Regulation 717.411.3.1.2 (soi20.3, soi20.0)C2
399717.411.3.1.2Protective bonding conductors are required to be finely stranded for protection against vibration. Regulation 717.411.3.1.2 (soi20.3, soi20.0)C3
400717.411.4A PME earthing system has been used where suitability and effectiveness has not been confirmed before the connection has been made and/or the installation is not under the supervision of a skilled or instructed person. Regulation 717.411.4 (soi20.4, soi20.0)C2
401717.411.6.2An IT earthing system is being used within the unit, the requirements of a means of protection by the use of an isolating transformer or a low voltage generating set as per Figure 717.7 has not been met. Regulation 717.411.6.2 (soi20.5.1, soi20.0)C2
402717.411.6.2An IT earthing system is being used within the unit, the requirements of a means of protection by the use of a transformer providing simple separation with an RCD and an earth electrode have not been met. Regulation 717.411.6.2 (soi20.5.2, soi20.0)C2
403717.415.1Other than socket-outlet(s) protected by SELV or PELV or electrical separation all socket-outlets supplied at low voltage intended to supply current-using equipment outside the unit require additional protection by RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn . Regulation 717.415.1 (soi20.6, soi20.0)C2
404717.514Warning notices being durable and easily legible require mounting adjacent to each supply inlet conductor stating i) The type of supplies which may be connected to the unit ii) The voltage rating of the unit iii) The number of supplies, phases and their configuration iv) The on-board earthing arrangement v) The maximum power requirement of the unit as per Figure 709.3. Regulation 717.514 (soi20.7, soi20.0)C3
405717.52.1Cable(s) connecting the unit to the supply require to be flexible and in accordance with H07RN-F (BS 7919) or of an equivalent design. Regulation 717.52.1 (soi20.8, soi20.0)C2
406717.52.1Cable(s) entering the unit require protection by an insulating inlet to protect against damage to the insulation of the cable or fault which might energize any exposed-conductive-parts of the unit. Regulation 717.52.1 (soi20.8, soi20.0)C2
407717.52.2(i)Where unsheathed flexible cables are used within the unit, the cables require protection by being installed in either conduit, trunking or ducting for mechanical protection. Regulation 717.52.2(i) (soi20.9.1, soi20.0)C2
408717.52.2(ii)Where sheathed flexible cables are used within the unit, the cables require precautionary measures to protect against mechanical damage likely to occur from sharp edged parts or abrasion. Regulation 717.52.2(ii) (soi20.9.2, soi20.0)C2
409717.528.3.4Electrical equipment and wiring other than ELV equipment and ELV wiring for the gas control supply shall not be stored in gas cylinder storage compartment(s). Regulation 717.528.3.4 (soi20.10.1, soi20.0)C2
410717.528.3.4There is a risk of ignition within the gas cylinder compartment due to the construction and/or method of installation of the ELV equipment and/or ELV wiring serving the operation of the gas cylinder Regulation 717.528.3.4 (soi20.10.2, soi20.0)C2
411717.528.3.4Where cables have to run through a gas cylinder compartment they require protection against mechanical damage by use of conduit or an appropriate ducting system. Regulation 717.528.3.4 (soi20.10.3, soi20.0)C2
412717.528.3.4Where conduit or a ducting system has been installed in a gas cylinder compartment the conduit or ducting requires to be able to withstand an impact equivalent to AG3 (high severity – reinforced protection). Regulation 717.528.3.4 (soi20.10.3, soi20.0)C2
413717.55.1Connecting devices that are mounted, accessed, used outside the unit or used to connect the unit to the supply or other equipment require enclosure(s) of insulating material having a degree of protection of at least IP44 when connected and at least IP55 when not connected. Regulation 717.55.1 (soi20.11, soi20.0)C2
414717.55.3Generating sets producing low voltage (not SELV or PELV) mounted in the unit require to have automatic switching off in case of an accident or isolation by means of an easily accessible emergency switch. Regulation 717.55.3 (soi20.12, soi20.0)C2
415721.410.3.3.1Where a portion of a caravan is operating at extra-low voltage (ELV) SELV and PELV circuits require basic insulation between live parts and other SELV or PELV circuits and protective separation from live parts at low voltage by double or reinforced insulation or by basic insulation and protective screening for the highest voltage that is present as per Regulation 414.1. Regulation 721.410.3.3.1 (soi21.0)C2
416721.410.3.3.1Luminaire supporting coupler(s) on a SELV or PELV system have been used where they are compatible with other plugs on other systems (low voltage) as per Regulation 414.4.3. Regulation 721.410.3.3.1 (soi21.1, soi21.0)C2
417721.410.3.3.1Socket-outlet(s) on a SELV or PELV system have been used where they are compatible with other plugs on other systems (low voltage). as per Regulation 414.4.3. Regulation 721.410.3.3.1 (soi21.1, soi21.0)C2
418721.410.3.3.2The protective measure of electrical separation as per Section 413 is not permitted except for shaver socket-outlets. Regulation 721.410.3.3.2 (soi21.2, soi21.0)C2
419721.411.1The protective measure by automatic disconnection of supply is being used (Section 411). RCD protection not exceeding 30mA is required with the wiring system having a circuit protective conductor connected to i) the protective contact of the inlet. ii) the exposed-conductive-parts of the electrical equipment and iii) the protective contacts of the socket-outlets. Regulation 721.411.1 (soi21.3, soi21.0)C2
420721.411.3.1.2Structural metallic parts that are accessible from within the caravan require connecting through main bonding conductors to the main earthing terminal within the caravan. Regulation 721.411.3.1.2 (soi21.4, soi21.0)C2
421721.43.1All final circuits require individual protection by an overcurrent device which disconnects all live conductors. Regulation 721.43.1 (soi21.5, soi21.0)C2
422721514.1Instructions for use is required so that the caravan can be used safely comprising of i) a description of the installation. ii) a description of the RCD(s) and the use of the test button(s). iii) a description of the function of the main isolating switch. iv) a text permanently fixed near the main isolating switch inside the caravan “Instructions for electricity supply” as per Figure 721 . Regulation 721514.1 (soi21.6, soi21.0)C3
423721.521.2The requirements for the only types of wiring which are i) Insulated single-core class 5 flexible cables having multiple fine stranded conductors in non-metallic conduit. ii) Insulated single-core class 2 flexible cables having stranded conductors (minimum of 7 strands) in non-metallic conduit. iii) Sheathed flexible cables have not been met. Regulation 721.521.2 (soi21.7, soi21.0)C2
424721.522.7.1As the wiring will be subject to vibration, all wiring is required to be protected by either location or enhanced mechanical protection to against mechanical damage, wiring passing through metalwork requires protection by means of bushes or grommets securely fixed into position. Regulation 721.522.7.1 (soi21.8, soi21.0)C2
425721.522.7.1Wiring passing through metalwork requires protection by means of bushes or grommets securely fixed into position as the wiring will be subject to vibration. Regulation 721.522.7.1 (soi21.8, soi21.0)C2
426721.522.7.1As the wiring will be subject to vibration protection is required to avoid mechanical damage to cables from sharp edges or abrasive parts. Regulation 721.522.7.1 (soi21.8, soi21.0)C2
427721.522.8.1.3Where cables are not installed within rigid conduit all cables and flexible conduit requires supporting at intervals not exceeding 0.4 of a metre for vertical runs and 0.25 of a metre for horizontal runs. Regulation 721.522.8.1.3 (soi21.9, soi21.0)C3
428721.524.1All conductors require a minimum cross-sectional area of not less than 1.5mm2. Regulation 721.524.1 (soi21.10, soi21.0)C3
429721.528.1Cables of LV systems require to be run separately from cables of extra-low voltage systems in so far as reasonably practicable that there is no physical contact between cables of LV and that of extra-low systems. Regulation 721.528.1 (soi21.11, soi21.0)C2
430721.528.3.4There is a risk of ignition within the gas cylinder compartment due to the construction and/or method of installation of the ELV equipment and/or ELV wiring serving the operation of the gas cylinder Regulation 721.528.3.4 (soi21.12.1, soi21.0)C2
431721.528.3.4Where cables have to run through a gas cylinder compartment they require protection against mechanical damage by use of conduit or an appropriate ducting system. Regulation 721.528.3.4 (soi21.12.2, soi21.0)C2
432721.528.3.4Where conduit or a ducting system has been installed in a gas cylinder compartment the conduit or ducting requires to be able to withstand an impact equivalent to AG3 (high severity – reinforced protection). Regulation 721.528.3.4 (soi21.12.3, soi21.0)C2
433721.537.2.1.1A main disconnector is required which disconnects all live conductors and is placed within easy access in the caravan. Regulation 721.537.2.1.1 (soi21.13, soi21.0)C2
434721.537.2.1.1The main disconnector within the caravan is not within easy access. Regulation 721.537.2.1.1 (soi21.13, soi21.0)C3
435721.543.2.3All circuit protective conductors are required to be incorporated within a multicore cable or in a conduit together with the live conductors. Regulation 721.543.2.3 (soi21.14, soi21.0)C3
436721.55.1The electrical inlet is required to be an appliance inlet complying with BS EN 60309-1 or if interchangeability is required to comply with BS EN 60309-2. Regulation 721.55.1 (soi21.15, soi21.0)C2
437721.55.1The electrical inlet should not be installed at 1.8 metres or more above the ground level on which the caravan sits. Regulation 721.55.1 (soi21.15, soi21.0)C3
438721.55.1The electrical inlet on the caravan has not been installed in a readily accessible position. Regulation 721.55.1 (soi21.15, soi21.0)C3
439721.55.1The electrical inlet requires a minimum degree of IP44 protection with or without a connector engaged. Regulation 721.55.1 (soi21.15, soi21.0)C2
440721.55.1The electrical inlet protrudes significantly beyond the body of the caravan, therefore at risk of mechanical damage . Regulation 721.55.1 (soi21.15, soi21.0)C3
441721.55.2.1Other than socket-outlets supplied by an individual winding of an isolating transformer all low voltage socket-outlets require an earth contact. Regulation 721.55.2.1 (soi21.16, soi21.0)C2
442721.55.2.2All socket-outlets supplied at extra-low voltage requires it's voltage to be visibly marked. Regulation 721.55.2.2 (soi21.17, soi21.0)C3
443721.55.2.3Accessory(s) exposed to moisture require to be constructed or enclosed having a degree of protection of not less than IP44. Regulation 721.55.2.3 (soi21.18, soi21.0)C2
444721.55.2.4Luminaires are required to be fixed directly to the structure or lining of the caravan. Regulation 721.55.2.4 (soi21.19, soi21.0)C3
445721.55.2.4Where luminaires are fixed directly to the structure or lining of the caravan, where applicable provision is required for a pendant luminaire to be secure to prevent damage when the caravan is in motion. Regulation 721.55.2.4 (soi21.19, soi21.0)C2
446721.55.2.4 Where accessories have been used for the suspension of pendant luminaires, they are not suitable for the mass suspended and forces produced with vehicle movement. Regulation 721.55.2.4 (soi21.20, soi21.0)C2
447721.55.2.6The means of connecting the caravan to a caravan pitch socket-outlet requires a plug complying with BS EN 60309-2. Regulation 721.55.2.6 (soi21.21, soi21.0)C2
448721.55.2.6The means of connecting the caravan to a caravan pitch socket-outlet requires a cable of a harmonized code designation H05RN-F (BS 7919) or equivalent. Regulation 721.55.2.6 (soi21.21, soi21.0)C2
449721.55.2.6The flexible cable connecting the caravan to a caravan pitch socket-outlet requires to be between 23 and 27 metres long. Regulation 721.55.2.6 (soi21.21, soi21.0)C3
450721.55.2.6The flexible cable connecting the caravan to a caravan pitch socket-outlet requires to have a protective conductor incorporated within the cable. Regulation 721.55.2.6 (soi21.21, soi21.0)C2
451721.55.2.6The flexible cable connecting the caravan to a caravan pitch socket-outlet requires to have the conductors identifiable in accordance with Table 51. Regulation 721.55.2.6 (soi21.21, soi21.0)C3
452721.55.2.6The flexible cable connecting the caravan to a caravan pitch socket-outlet requires to have a cross-sectional area in accordance with Table 721. Regulation 721.55.2.6 (soi21.21, soi21.0)C2
453729.3 Restricted access areas require clearly and visibly marked using appropriate signs. Regulation 729.3 (soi22.1, soi22.0)C3
454729.3 Restricted access areas nor secure – access to unauthorised persons. Regulation 729.3 (soi22.1, soi22.0)C2
455729.3 Restricted access areas doors provided for closed restricted access do not allow easy evacuation without the use of a key, tool or any other device not being part of the opening mechanism. Regulation 729.3 (soi22.1, soi22.0)C3
456729.513.2The width of the gangways and access areas are not adequate for work, operational access, emergency access, emergency evacuation and for the transport of equipment. Regulation 729.513.2 (soi22.2, soi22.0)C3
457-For easy evacuation compliance with Figures A729.1 i) where the doors of any equipment inside the location shall close in the direction of the evacuation route and A729.2 ii) gangways shall permit at least a 90 degree opening of equipment doors or hinged panels iii) where doors of equipment when opened are in a fixed position or circuit-breakers have been withdrawn fully (extracted position) for maintenance a minimum distance of 500mm is required between the enclosure door edge or circuit-breaker edge and the opposite limitation of the gangway such as a wall or other equipment have not been met. Annex A729 (soi22.3, soi22.0)C3
458729.513.2.1Where basic protection is provided by barriers or enclosures in accordance with Chapter 41 the minimum dimensions do not comply with Figure 729.1 where i) Gangway width including between barriers or enclosures and switch handles or circuit breakers in the most onerous position and barriers or enclosures or switch handles or circuit breakers in the most onerous position and the wall the minimum width is 700mm or ii) Gangway width between barriers or enclosures or other barriers or enclosures and the wall the minimum width is 700mm or iii) The height of a gangway to the barrier or enclosure above the floor is a minimum of 2000mm or iv) Where live parts are placed out of reach as per Regulation 417.3 the minimum distance from the floor is 2500mm. Regulation 729.513.2.1 (soi22.4, soi22.0)C2
459729.513.2.2Where the protective measure of obstacles is used in accordance with Section 417 and is subject to the control or supervision of skilled persons the minimum dimensions do not comply with Figure 729.2 where i) Gangway width including between obstacles and switch handles or circuit breakers in the most onerous position and obstacles or switch handles or circuit breakers in the most onerous position and the wall the minimum width is 700mm or ii) Gangway width between obstacles or other obstacles and the wall the minimum width is 700mm or iii) The height of a gangway to obstacles, barrier or enclosure above the floor is a minimum of 2000mm or iv) Where live parts are placed out of reach as per Regulation 417.3 the minimum distance from the floor is 2500mm. Regulation 729.513.2.2 (soi22.5, soi22.0)C2
460729.513.2.3Gangways longer than 10 metres require means of access from both ends complying with Figure 729.3 and having the doors opening outwards with minimum dimensions of 700mm width and a height of 2000mm. Regulation 729.513.2.3 (soi22.6.1, soi22.0)C3
461729.513.2.3Closed restricted access areas with a length exceeding 20 metres require accessibility by doors at both ends complying with Figure 729.3. and having the doors opening outwards with minimum dimensions of 700mm width and a height of 2000mm. Regulation 729.513.2.3 (soi22.6.2, soi22.0)C3
462740.313.3The requirement where irrespective of the number of supplies, there is no interconnection of the line and neutral conductors from different sources downstream of the origin of the temporary electrical installation has not been met. Regulation 740.313.3 (soi23.1, soi23.0)C2
463740.410.3Temporary electrical installations require an automatic disconnection of supply provided by a RCD not exceeding 300 mA. and is a time delay type where required to discriminate with downstream RCDs protecting final circuits. Regulation 740.410.3 (soi23.2, soi23.0)C2
464740.411.4.1A PME earthing facility has been used for an installation falling within this scope. Regulation 740.411.4.1 (soi23.3, soi23.0)C2
465740.411.4.1The requirements of The Electrical Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 (ESQCR) where it prohibits the connection of a PME facility to any metalwork in a caravan or similar construction has not been met. Regulation 740.411.4.1 (soi23.3, soi23.0)C2
466740.415.1Except for circuits protected by SELV, PELV or electrical separation and lighting circuits not supplied by socket-outlets, all other circuits for lighting, socket-outlets rated up to 32A and mobile equipment connected by means of a flexible cable with a current capacity up to 32A require additional protection by means of RCDs not exceeding 30mA. Regulation 740.415.1 (soi23.4, soi23.0)C2
467705.415.2.1In locations intended for livestock additional protection by supplementary bonding connecting all exposed-conductive-parts to all extraneous-conductive-parts is required. Regulation 705.415.2.1 (soi13.3, soi13.0)C2
468740.422.3.7Motors which are automatically or remotely controlled and which are not continuously supervised require manually reset protective devices for protection against excessive temperatures. Regulation 740.422.3.7 (soi23.6, soi23.0)C2
469740.51Switchgear and/or control-gear not intended to be used by ordinary persons require enclosing in a cabinet that can only be opened by a key or use of a tool. Regulation 740.51 (soi23.7, soi23.0)C2
470740.512.2All electrical equipment requires a minimum degree of IP44 protection or placed in an enclosure having a rating of IP44. Regulation 740.512.2 (soi23.8, soi23.0)C2
471740.521.1Except for cables within an amusement device all cables require a minimum rated voltage of 450 / 750 volts. Regulation 740.521.1 (soi23.9, soi23.0)C3
472740.521.1Cables within an amusement device require a minimum voltage rating of 300 / 500 volts. Regulation 740.521.1 (soi23.9, soi23.0)C3
473740.521.1The routes of all cables buried in the ground require marking at suitable intervals. Regulation 740.521.1 (soi23.9, soi23.0)C3
474740.521.1Where there is a risk of damage due to external influences, armoured cables or cables protected against mechanical damage are required. Regulation 740.521.1 (soi23.9, soi23.0)C2
475740.521.1Mechanical protection for cables is required where they are used in public areas. Regulation 740.521.1 (soi23.9, soi23.0)C2
476740.521.1Mechanical protection for cables is required where wiring systems cross roads or walkways. Regulation 740.521.1 (soi23.9, soi23.0)C2
477740.521.1Wiring systems require to be of flexible construction where they are subject to movement. Regulation 740.521.1 (soi23.9, soi23.0)C2
478740.526Joints of electrical connections require being made in appropriate enclosure(s) having a degree of protection of at least IPXXD or IP4X. Regulation 740.526 (soi23.10, soi23.0)C2
479740.526Suitable cable anchorages are required where strain can be placed upon electrical terminals. Regulation 740.526 (soi23.10, soi23.0)C2
480740.537.2.1A readily accessible and identifiable means of isolation is required for every separate temporary electrical installation for a booth, stand or amusement device. The means of isolation requires selecting and erecting in accordance with Regulation 537.2. Regulation 740.537.2.1 (soi23.11, soi23.0)C2
481740.537.2.1.1A readily accessible and identifiable means of isolation is required for distribution circuit(s) supplying outdoor installation(s). The means of isolation requires selecting and erecting in accordance with Regulation 537.2. Regulation 740.537.2.1.1 (soi23.12, soi23.0)C2
482740.537.2.2Devices for isolation require to be able to disconnect all the live conductors (the neutral is a live conductor). Regulation 740.537.2.2 (soi23.13, soi23.0)C3
483740.55.1.1All luminaires and decorative lighting chains require a suitable IP rating and be installed so as not to impair it's ingress protection and is securely fixed to the structure or support and unless designed for the purpose, it's weight is not carried by the supply cable. Regulation 740.55.1.1 (soi23.14, soi23.0)C2
484740.55.1.1Luminaires and decorative lighting chains mounted below arm's reach (2.5metres) from floor level or otherwise accessible require adequate fixing and sited or guarded to prevent injury to persons or risk of fire by ignition of materials. Regulation 740.55.1.1 (soi23.15, soi23.0)C2
485740.55.1.1Luminaires and decorative lighting chains mounted below arm's reach (2.5metres) from the floor or otherwise accessible require having access to the fixed light source by the removal of a barrier or an enclosure by the use of a tool. Regulation 740.55.1.1 (soi23.15, soi23.0)C2
486740.55.1.2Non-compatible cable has been used where insulation piercing lampholders are fitted. Regulation 740.55.1.2 (soi23.16, soi23.0)C2
487740.55.1.2Where insulation piercing lampholders are being used they are required to be of the non-removable type once fitted. Regulation 740.55.1.2 (soi23.16, soi23.0)C3
488740.55.1.3All lamps in shooting galleries and other sideshows where projectiles are used require suitable protection. Regulation 740.55.1.3 (soi23.17, soi23.0)C2
489740.55.1.4Transportable floodlights require mounting so that the luminaire is inaccessible. Regulation 740.55.1.4 (soi23.18, soi23.0)C2
490740.55.1.4Transportable floodlights require a flexible supply cable type. Regulation 740.55.1.4 (soi23.18, soi23.0)C2
491740.55.1.4Supply cable(s) for transportable floodlights require protection against mechanical damage. Regulation 740.55.1.4 (soi23.18, soi23.0)C2
492740.55.1.5Luminaires and/or floodlights requires to be sited, fixed and protected against ignition of material caused by the danger of focusing or concentration of heat. Regulation 740.55.1.5 (soi23.19, soi23.0)C2
493740.55.3.1Electrical discharge lamp equipment incorporating signs, tubes or lamps on a booth, stand or amusement device with an operating voltage higher than 230/400 volts requires installing out of arm's reach or adequately protected against risk of injury to persons. Regulation 740.55.3.1 (soi23.20.1, soi23.0)C2
494740.55.3.2A separate circuit is required for the supply of signs, lamps or exhibits of electrical equipment incorporating discharge lamp installation(s) with an operating voltage higher than 230/400 volts. Regulation 740.55.3.2 (soi23.20.2, soi23.0)C2
495740.55.3.2A circuit supplying supply of signs, lamps or exhibits of electrical equipment incorporating discharge lamp installation(s) with an operating voltage higher than 230/400 volts requires controlling by an emergency switch which is easily identifiable and clearly labelled. Regulation 740.55.3.2 (soi23.20.2, soi23.0)C2
496740.55.5ELV transformer(s) and electronic converters require mounting out of arm's reach. Regulation 740.55.5 (soi23.21, soi23.0)C2
497740.55.5ELV transformer(s) and electronic converters require adequate ventilation. Regulation 740.55.5 (soi23.21, soi23.0)C2
498740.55.5ELV transformer(s) and electronic converters require a manual reset protective device (e.g. mcb) installed in the secondary circuit. Regulation 740.55.5 (soi23.21, soi23.0)C2
499740.55.7An adequate number of sockets has not been provided. Regulation 740.55.7 (soi23.22.1, soi23.0)C3
500740.55.7Socket-outlets dedicated to lighting circuits require to be placed out of arm's reach. Regulation 740.55.7 (soi23.22.2, soi23.0)C2
501740.55.7Socket-outlets dedicated to lighting circuits require marking according to their purpose. Regulation 740.55.7 (soi23.22.2, soi23.0)C3
502740.55.7Where socket-outlets, couplers and plugs are used outdoors they are required to be of the correct type (BS EN 60309-1 or BS EN 60309-2). Regulation 740.55.7 (soi23.22.3, soi23.0)C2
503740.55.8At every amusement device a connection point readily accessible and permanently marked indicating it's rated voltage, rated current and rated frequency is required. Regulation 740.55.8 (soi23.23, soi23.0)C3
504740.551.8Electric dodgems require operating at a maximum voltage of 50 V a.c or 120 V d.c. Regulation 740.551.8 (soi23.24.1, soi23.0)C2
505740.551.8Electric dodgems require having a circuit that is electrically separated from the supply mains by means of a transformer or a motor-generator set. Regulation 740.551.8 (soi23.24.1, soi23.0)C2
506740.551.8Electrical equipment associated with the generator fixing securely and where required mounted on anti-vibration mountings. Regulation 740.551.8 (soi23.24.2, soi23.0)C2
507740.551.8The requirements for the earthing arrangement in accordance with Regulation 542.1 where a TN, TT or IT system supplied by a generator and, where earth electrodes are used in accordance with Regulation 542.2 have not been met. Regulation 740.551.8 (soi23.24.3, soi23.0)C2
508740.551.8The neutral conductor(s) of the star-point of generator(s) require to be connected to the exposed-conductive-parts of the generator(s) – (not applicable for an IT system). Regulation 740.551.8 (soi23.24.4, soi23.0)C2
509753.411.3.2Heating systems require disconnecting device(s) by use of an RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn. Regulation 753.411.3.2 (soi24.1, soi24.0)C2
510753.415.1Circuit(s) supplying heating equipment of Class II construction or equivalent insulation require additional protection by use of an RCD(s) having a rated residual operating current (IΔn) not exceeding 30mA and an operating time not exceeding 40 ms at a residual current of 5 Iδn. Regulation 753.415.1 (soi24.1, soi24.0)C2
511753.514The relevant information as shown by Figure 753 for the user of the installation has not been supplied or is missing. Regulation 753.514 (soi24.2, soi24.0)C3
512*Where ceiling heating is installed, furniture is placed (cupboards, wardrobes etc. and anything stored on top) where it may cause over heating or damage to the heating element. Part of Figure 753 “Information for the user of the installation” (soi24.3, soi24.0)C2

Auto Observation Templates

ID Regulation Diagnosis Default Severity
1411.5.3 & 411.5.4The electrical equipment is enclosed in a metal enclosure which is an exposed conductive part. Regulation 411.5.3 & 411.5.4 (soi3.1)C2
2537.1.2Where the earthing arrangement of the supply is a TT system all live conductors (the neutral is a live conductor) require means of isolation at the origin of the TT system. Regulation 537.1.2 (soi5.8)C3
4411.5.3Earth rod resistance exceeding 200 ohms may be unstable, recommend improvements made or a regular regime of testing carried out. This condition may be exacerbated in dry ground conditions especially if the soil condition was moist whilst carrying out the test and could lead to a dangerous condition. Regulation 411.5.3 (soi3.1.2)C3
5542.1.2.3The main earthing terminal has not been connected via an earthing conductor to an earth electrode. Regulation 542.1.2.3 (soi3.1.2)C2
6542.2.1Unable to ascertain type of earth electrode. Due to the condition of the electrical equipment it is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client that this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 542.2.1 (soi3.1.2)7
7612.10RCD does not operate in the required time. Regulation 612.10 C2
8531.2.9Time delay RCD operating in less than 130ms – discrimination might not be achieved with downstream RCD if fitted. Regulation 531.2.9 C3
9612.10Time delay RCD operating in a time exceeding the setting of the device. Regulation 612.10 C2
10531.2.9Time delay RCD operating in less than the setting of the device – discrimination might not be achieved with downstream RCD. Regulation 531.2.9 C3
11415.1.1Where an RCD has been installed and is used for additional protection some RCDs' are so designed that they operate under type-test conditions in marginally less than 40ms at 5 I∆n, therefore under installed conditions the RCD may operate in a time marginally exceeding 40ms at 5 I∆n – If there is doubt about the acceptability of the measured operating time advise that the manufacturer of the device is consulted. Regulation 415.1.1 FI
12415.1.1Where an RCD has been installed and is used for additional protection the RCD failed to operate at less or equal to 40ms at a residual current of 5 I∆n. Regulation 415.1.1 C2
13612.1Unable to gain access to carry out full testing due to the presence of asbestos. Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.1 FI
14612.1Unable to gain access to carry out all tests. Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.1 FI
15612.1Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out all tests. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client that this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are put in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.1 7
16*Unable to gain access to carry out all tests due to equipment being sealed class 2 (double or reinforced insulated) items. (comment only) C5
17612.3.2Low insulation resistance reading(s) recorded. Regulation 612.3.2 C2
18612.9Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out earth loop tests - readings entered are from carrying out an r2 test only, with a wandering lead fed from another live source to prove earth continuity - therefore, unable to ascertain whether the earth loop impedance is low enough to operate the protective device in the required time. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.9 7
19612.9Unable to gain access to carry out earth loop tests - readings entered are from carrying out an r2 test only, with a wandering lead fed from another live source to prove earth continuity - therefore, unable to ascertain whether the earth loop impedance is low enough to operate the protective device in the required time. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.9 7
20411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1No circuit protective conductor present. Regulation 411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1 (soi6.10)C2
21411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1Lighting circuit - absence of a circuit protective conductor for a circuit supplying one or more items of class I accessories. Regulations 411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1 (soi6.10)C2
22411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1Lighting circuit - absence of a circuit protective conductor for circuit having only class II or "all insulated" accessories. Regulation 411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1 (soi6.10)C3
23411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1Earth(s) not continuous through insulated enclosure(s). Regulation 411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1 (soi6.10)C2
24411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1Circuit protective conductor not continuous throughout circuit. Regulation 411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1 (soi6.10)C2
28411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1Earthing required for gland plate. Regulation 411.3.1.1 & 612.2.1 (soi6.10)C3
29612Protective device(s) removed - unable to carry out live tests. Regulation 612 C5
30434.5.1Prospective fault current too high for the breaking capacity of the protective device(s). Regulation 434.5.1 (soi6.9)C2
31612.2.2Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out ring main continuity test(s). It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.2.2 7
32612.2.2Unable to gain access to carry out ring main continuity test(s). Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.2.2 FI
33612.6Unable to gain access to confirm whether polarity is correct. Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.6 FI
34612.6Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to confirm whether polarity is correct. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.6 7
35612.3.1Unable to gain access to carry out insulation resistance test(s). Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector carrying out this inspection cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.3.1 FI
36612.3.1Unable to carry out insulation resistance test(s) due to risk of damage to electronic components on the circuit. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.3.1 7
37612.3.1Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out insulation resistance test(s). It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.3.1 7
38612.2.1 & 612.9Unable to gain access to confirm whether the protective conductor is continuous throughout circuit(s). Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.2.1 & 612.9 (soi6.10)FI
39612.2.1 & 612.9Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to confirm whether the protective conductor is continuous throughout circuit(s), therefore unable to carry out an earth loop impedance test(s). It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.2.1 & 612.9 (soi6.10)7
40612.9Unable to gain access to carry out earth loop tests. Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.9 (soi6.9)FI
41612.9Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out earth loop tests. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.9 (soi6.9)7
42612.8.1Unable to gain access to verify all details of the protective device. Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.8.1 (soi6.8, soi6.9)FI
43612.8.1Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to gain access to verify all details of the protective device. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.8.1 (soi6.8, soi6.9)7
44612.8.1Unable to gain access to verify all details of the protective device due to the presence of asbestos. Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.8.1 (soi6.8, soi6.9)FI
45433.1.103 and Appendix 15Continuity reading high on ring main, suspect circuit too large, therefore may be at risk of excessive voltage drop. Regulation 433.1.103 and Appendix 15 C3
46433.1.103 and Appendix 15Continuity reading high on ring main (Rl), suspect loose termination or broken ring connection. Regulation 433.1.103 and Appendix 15 C2
47433.1.103 and Appendix 15Continuity reading high on ring main (Rn), suspect loose termination or broken ring connection. Regulation 433.1.103 and Appendix 15 C2
48612.2.2Continuity reading high on ring main (R2), suspect loose termination or broken ring connection. Regulation 621.2.2 C2
52*Circuit(s) not tested as part of this Inspection as agreed with the Client. 7
53514.9.1Circuit(s) description missing / no circuit chart – unable to trace circuit(s), therefore unable to carry out test(s). Regulation 514.9.1 (soi5.10, soi5.17)C2
54514.9.1Circuit(s) description incorrect – unable to trace circuit(s), therefore unable to carry out test(s). Regulation 514.9.1 (soi5.10, soi5.17)C2
55612.8.1 Unable to ascertain sub-category of the protective device, therefore unable to test for compliance. Regulation 612.8.1 (soi6.9)C2
56612.8.1Unable to gain access to ascertain the sub-category of the protective device, therefore unable to test for compliance. Regulation 612.8.1 (soi6.9)C2
57434.5.1 & 536.1Unable to shut down to client operational limitations to ascertain the short circuit capacity (kA) of the protective device, therefore unable to test for compliance. Regulation 434.5.1 & 536.1 (soi6.9)C2
58434.5.1 & 536.1Unable to gain access to ascertain the short circuit capacity (kA) of the protective device, therefore unable to test for compliance. Regulation 434.5.1 & 536.1 (soi6.9)C2
59612.8.1Details of the protective device missing or not visible, therefore unable to test for compliance. Regulation 612.8.1 (soi5.10, soi6.9, soi6.11)C2
60411.3.1.2A main protective equipotential bonding conductor is required. Regulation 411.3.1.2 (soi3.1)C2
61544.1.1Main protective equipotential bonding conductor is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the line conductor. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C3
62544.1.1The size of the main protective equipotential bonding conductor is less than the required minimum size of 6.00mm. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C2
63411.3.1.2A main equipotential bonding conductor is required for the water service. Regulation 411.3.1.2 (soi3.1)C2
64544.1.1The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the water service is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the line conductor. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C3
65544.1.1The size of the main equipotential bonding conductor connected to the water service is less than the required minimum size of 6.00mm. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C2
66411.3.1.2A main equipotential bonding conductor is required for the gas service. Regulation 411.3.1.2 (soi3.1)C2
67544.1.1The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the gas service is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the line conductor. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C3
68544.1.1The size of the main equipotential bonding conductor connected to the gas service is less than the required minimum size of 6.00mm. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C2
69411.3.1.2A main equipotential bonding conductor is required for the oil service. Regulation 411.3.1.2 (soi3.1)C2
70544.1.1The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the oil service is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the line conductor. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C3
71544.1.1The size of the main equipotential bonding conductor connected to the oil service is less than the required minimum size of 6.00mm. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C2
72411.3.1.2A main equipotential bonding conductor is required for the pipework between buildings where the electrical supplies are from different sources or separate DNO services. Regulation 411.3.1.2 (soi3.1)C2
73544.1.1The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the pipework between buildings where the electrical supplies are from different sources or separate DNO services is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the line conductor. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C3
74544.1.1The size of the main equipotential bonding conductor connected to the pipework between buildings where the electrical supplies are from different sources or separate DNO services is less than the required minimum size of 6.00mm. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C2
75411.3.1.2A main equipotential bonding conductor is required for the structural steel-work. Regulation 411.3.1.2 (soi3.1)C2
76544.1.1The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the structural steel-work is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the line conductor. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C3
77544.1.1The size of the main equipotential bonding conductor connected to the structural steel-work is less than the required minimum size of 6.00mm. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C2
78411.3.1.2A main equipotential bonding conductor is required for the “other” as stated service. Regulation 411.3.1.2 (soi3.1)C2
79544.1.1The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the the “other” as stated service is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the line conductor. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C3
80544.1.1The size of the main equipotential bonding conductor connected to the “other” as stated service is less than the required minimum size of 6.00mm. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C2
81411.3.1.2A main equipotential bonding conductor is required for the lightning conductor system in accordance with BS EN 62305, further guidance is recommended to be sought from the lightning conductor designer/installer. Regulation 411.3.1.2 (soi3.1)C2
82544.1.1The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the lightning conductor system is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the line conductor. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C3
83544.1.1The size of the main equipotential bonding conductor connected to the lightning conductor system is less than the required minimum size of 6.00mm. Regulation 544.1.1 (soi3.1.6)C2
84544.1.1 Table 54.8Main protective equipotential bonding conductor is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the neutral of the supply. Regulation 544.1.1 Table 54.8 (soi3.1.6)C3
85544.1.1 Table 54.8The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the water service is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the neutral of the supply. Regulation 544.1.1 Table 54.8 (soi3.1.6)C3
86544.1.1 Table 54.8The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the gas service is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the neutral of the supply. Regulation 544.1.1 Table 54.8 (soi3.1.6)C3
87544.1.1 Table 54.8The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the oil service is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the neutral of the supply. Regulation 544.1.1 Table 54.8 (soi3.1.6)C3
88544.1.1 Table 54.8The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the pipework between buildings where the electrical supplies are from different sources or separate DNO services is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the neutral of the supply. Regulation 544.1.1 Table 54.8 (soi3.1.6)C3
89544.1.1 Table 54.8The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the structural steel-work is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the neutral of the supply. Regulation 544.1.1 Table 54.8 (soi3.1.6)C3
90544.1.1 Table 54.8The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the “other” as stated service is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the neutral of the supply. Regulation 544.1.1 Table 54.8 (soi3.1.6)C3
91544.1.1 Table 54.8The equipotential bonding conductor connected to the lightning conductor system is too small in relationship to the cross-sectional area of the neutral of the supply. Regulation 544.1.1 Table 54.8 (soi3.1.6)C3
92*Where equipotential bonding to a service, structural steel-work or lightning protection system is not using a separate copper conductor e.g utilizing armouring, conduit, trunking, mineral copper sheath or core of a cable and this installation sustained a broken or poorly jointed neutral causing diverted neutral current and if cable(s) within are being operated at a significant proportion of their current carrying capacity for long periods or installed where there are higher ambient temperatures, this may result in overheating of the live conductor(s). Recommend installation of a separate copper conductor of an appropriate size to the neutral of the supply as per Regulation 544.1.1 Table 54.8 (comment only). C5
93411.5.3Earth rod resistance too high to protect from excess touch voltage (greater than 50 volts) between exposed-conductive-parts and extraneous-conductive-parts. Regulation 411.5.3 (soi3.1.2)C2
94537.1.4Where a main switch is intended to to be operated by a person that is neither skilled or instructed e.g. domestic or commercial property, all live conductors (the neutral is a live conductor) require means of isolation Regulation 537.1.4 (soi1.6)C3
95411.3.2.1411.3.2.5 & 411.3.2.6,'The maximum permissible earth loop impedance (Zs) has been exceeded therefore, the protective device may not operate in the required time as per BS7671, recommend seeking advice from the manufacturer of the device. Regulation 411.3.2.1, 411.3.2.5 & 411.3.2.6 (soi6.9)C2
96411.3.2.1411.3.2.5 & 411.3.2.6,'The maximum permissible earth loop impedance (Zs) has been exceeded therefore, the protective device may not operate in the required time. Regulation 411.3.2.1, 411.3.2.5 & 411.3.2.6 (soi6.9)C2
97Appendix 14Although the measured earth loop impedance is within the maximum Zs permitted by BS7671, where measurements are taken at ambient temperature and the increase of resistance of the conductors due to temperature rise under load conditions, the protective device may not operate in the required time as per BS7671 (0.8*Uo/Ia), recommend seeking advice from the manufacturer of the device. Appendix 14 (soi6.9)C3
98Appendix 14Although the measured earth loop impedance is within the maximum Zs permitted by BS7671, where measurements are taken at ambient temperature and the increase of resistance of the conductors due to temperature rise under load conditions, the protective device may not operate in the required time as per BS7671 (0.8*Uo/Ia). Appendix 14 (soi6.9)C3
99612.1Unable to gain access to carry out full testing due to the presence of asbestos. Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.1 FI
100612.1Unable to gain access to carry out all tests:suspicion of danger. Regulation 612.1 FI
101612.1Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out all tests. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.1 7
102*Unable to gain access to carry out all tests due to equipment being sealed class 2 (double or reinforced insulated) items. (comment only) C5
103433.1.1MCCB or ACB requires further investigation with regard to size of cable in relation to the size and setting (if adjustable) of the overload and any overload devices (if fitted) – downstream cable is undersized for the rating of the device. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
104433.1.1Protective device (MCCB) overload setting requires de-rating or cables require uprating subject to the load - overload risk. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
105433.1.1Protective device (MCCB) overload setting requires de-rating - overload risk. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
106433.1.1Protective device requires de-rating subject to an overload device fitted and if such, setting of the overload device. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
107433.1.1Overload setting requires de-rating or cables require uprating subject to the load - overload risk. Regulation 433.1.1. (soi6.11)C2
108433.1.1Protective device requires de-rating or cables require uprating subject to the load - overload risk. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
109433.1.1Protective device requires de-rating, this is subject to an overload risk of the equipment connected to this circuit. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
110433.1.1Protective device requires de-rating. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
111612.3.2Low insulation recorded. This is or may be due to items of equipment connected. Regulation 612.3.2 FI
112*Unable to gain access to verify type and size of DNO fuse. Regulation 612.1 (soi1.2)FI
113612.6Polarity incorrect. Regulation 612.6 (soi6.6)C1
114*Unable to ascertain type and/or size of the protective device at the origin of the supply. (soi1.2)FI
115433.1.1A protective device for overload protection is required at this position or cables require up-rating or, if applicable, the upline protective device requires de-rating subject to the load - overload risk. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
116433.1.1The protective device will only protect for fault current and not for overload current - a correct type and size protective device is required. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
117433.1.1An isolator has been installed in this fuse way - a correct type and size protective device is required. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
118433.1.1ACB requires further investigation with regard to size of cable in relation to the size and setting (if adjustable) of the overload and any overload devices (if fitted) downstream cable is undersized for the rating of the device. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
119433.1.1Protective device (ACB) overload setting requires de-rating or cables require uprating subject to the load - overload risk. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
120433.1.1Protective device (ACB) overload setting requires de-rating - overload risk. Regulation 433.1.1 (soi6.11)C2
121612.3.1Unable to carry out insulation resistance test(s) due to items of equipment connected. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.3.1 7
122612.10RCBO does not operate in the required time. Regulation 612.10 C2
123531.2.9Time delay on RCBO operating in less than 130ms – discrimination might not be achieved with downstream RCD(s) if fitted. Regulation 531.2.9 C3
124612.10Time delay on RCBO operating in a time exceeding the setting of the device. Regulation 612.10 C2
125531.2.9Time delay on RCBO operating in less than the setting of the device – discrimination might not be achieved with downstream RCD. Regulation 531.2.9 C3
126415.1.1Where an RCBO has been installed and is used for additional protection some RCBOs' are so designed that they operate under type-test conditions in marginally less than 40ms at 5 I∆n, therefore under installed conditions the RCBO may operate in a time marginally exceeding 40ms at 5 I∆n – If there is doubt about the acceptability of the measured operating time advise that the manufacturer of the device is consulted. Regulation 415.1.1 C5
127415.1.1Where an RCBO has been installed and is used for additional protection the RCBO failed to operate at less or equal to 40ms at a residual current of 5 I∆n. Regulation 415.1.1 C2
128612.10RCBO does not operate in the required time. Regulation 612.10 C2
129531.2.9Time delay on circuit RCD operating in less than 130ms – discrimination might not be achieved with downstream RCD if fitted. Regulation 531.2.9 C3
130612.10Time delay on circuit RCD operating in a time exceeding the setting of the device. Regulation 612.10 C2
131531.2.9Time delay on circuit RCD operating in less than the setting of the device – discrimination might not be achieved with downstream RCD. Regulation 531.2.9 C3
132415.1.1Circuit RCD: Where an RCD has been installed and is used for additional protection some RCDs' are so designed that they operate under type-test conditions in marginally less than 40ms at 5 I∆n, therefore under installed conditions the RCD may operate in a time marginally exceeding 40ms at 5 I∆n – If there is doubt about the acceptability of the measured operating time advise that the manufacturer of the device is consulted. Regulation 415.1.1 C5
133415.1.1Circuit RCD: Where an RCD has been installed and is used for additional protection the RCD failed to operate at less or equal to 40ms at a residual current of 5 I∆n. Regulation 415.1.1 C2
134*Unable to ascertain supply to this equipment. FI
135543.1.1Unable to ascertain whether CPC (Earth) is compliant - unable to calculate adiabatic for this cable and protective device. Regulation 543.1.1 (soi6.10)FI
136543.1.1The CPC (earth) is not large enough to carry the measured prospective fault current for the time required to operate the protective device – risk of damage to the cable. Regulation 543.1.1 (soi6.10)C2
137612.1Unable to gain access to carry out full testing due to the presence of asbestos. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client that this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.1 7
138612.1Unable to gain access to carry out all tests. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.1 7
139612.2.2Unable to gain access to carry out ring main continuity test(s). It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.2.2 7
140612.6Unable to gain access to confirm whether polarity is correct. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.6 7
141612.6Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to confirm whether polarity is correct. Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.6 FI
142612.2.1 & 612.9Unable to gain access to confirm whether the protective conductor is continuous throughout circuit(s) therefore unable to carry out an earth loop impedance test(s). It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.2.1 & 612.9 (soi6.10)7
143612.9Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out earth loop tests. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.9 (soi6.9)7
144612.8.1Unable to gain access to verify details of the protective device type. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.8.1 (soi6.8, soi6.9)7
145612.8.1Unable to gain access to verify details of the protective device type due to the presence of asbestos. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.8.1 (soi6.8, soi6.9)7
146612.1Unable to gain access to carry out full testing due to the presence of asbestos. Regulation 612.1 7
147612.1Unable to gain access to carry out all tests. Regulation 612.1 7
148*Unable to gain access to verify type and size of DNO fuse. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.1 (soi1.2)7
149*Unable to ascertain type and/or size of the protective device at the origin of the supply. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). (soi1.2)7
150612.2.2Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out ring main continuity test(s). Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.2.2 FI
151542.2.1Unable to ascertain type of earth electrode. Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 542.2.1 (soi3.1.2)FI
152612.9Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out earth loop tests - readings entered are from carrying out an r2 test only, with a wandering lead fed from another live source to prove earth continuity - therefore, unable to ascertain whether the earth loop impedance is low enough to operate the protective device in the required time. Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.9 FI
153612.1Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out all tests. Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.1 FI
154612.9Unable to gain access to carry out earth loop tests - readings entered are from carrying out an r2 test only, with a wandering lead fed from another live source to prove earth continuity - therefore, unable to ascertain whether the earth loop impedance is low enough to operate the protective device in the required time. Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.9 FI
155612.3.1Unable to gain access to carry out insulation resistance test(s). It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.3.1 7
156612.3.1Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out insulation resistance test(s). Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.3.1 FI
157612.3.1Unable to carry out insulation resistance test(s) due to risk of damage to electronic components on the circuit. Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.3.1 FI
158612.3.1Unable to carry out insulation resistance test(s) due to items of equipment connected. Due to the condition and/or method of installation of the electrical equipment the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.3.1 FI
159433.1.103Protective device requires derating : danger of overload. Regulation 433.1.103 C2
160612.2.1 & 612.9Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to confirm whether the protective conductor is continuous throughout circuit(s), therefore unable to carry out an earth loop impedance test(s). Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.2.1 & 612.9 FI
161612.9Unable to gain access to carry out earth loop tests. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.9 7
162612.9Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to carry out earth loop tests. Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.9 FI
163433.1Cables require uprating due to size of upline protective device. Regulation 433.1.1. C1
164612.8.1Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to gain access to verify all details of the protective device. Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.8.1 FI
165612.8.1Unable to gain access to verify all details of the protective device due to the presence of asbestos. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.8.1 7
166612.8.1Unable to shut-down due to client operational limitations to gain access to verify all details of the protective device. Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.8.1 FI
167612.8.1Unable to gain access to verify all details of the protective device. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.8.1 7
168612.9Unable to gain access to carry out earth loop tests. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.9 7
169612.10Unable to carry out fuseway RCD/RCBO test(s). Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.10 FI
170612.10Unable to carry out fuseway RCD/RCBO test(s) due to upline RCD/RCBO tripping (unable to link out upline device). It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT).Regulation 612.10 7
171612.10Unable to carry out circuit RCD/RCBO test(s). Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.10 FI
172612.10Unable to carry out circuit RCD/RCBO test(s) due to upline RCD/RCBO tripping (unable to link out upline device). It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.10 7
173612.10Unable to carry out board rcd1 RCD/RCBO test(s). Due to the condition of the electrical equipment and/or method of installation the inspector cannot be confident that it is safe for continued use, therefore further investigation (FI) is recommended. Regulation 612.10 FI
174612.10Unable to carry out board rcd1 RCD/RCBO test(s) due to upline RCD/RCBO tripping (unable to link out upline device). It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.10 7
175*This circuit supplies a TT earthing system where the supply cable at the load end has its cpc (earth) insulated. Therefore, as required and expected, unable to gain access to verify earth continuity and measure earth loop impedances, and therefore compliant with the regulations. Comment only. C5
176612.9Unable to gain access to carry out earth loop tests. It is the inspector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT) subject to safe isolation procedures are in place before any maintenance on electrical equipment is carried out. Regulation 612.9 (soi6.9)7
177544.1.1Earthing conductor is too small for the TT earthing system. Regulation 544.1.1 C3
178433.1.1Unable to ascertain the main supply fuse, therefore unable to verify overload protection for cable(s). FI
179433.3.2.1411.3.25, 411.3.2.6,'Unable to ascertain the main supply fuse, therefore unable to verify whether the earth loop impedance is low enough to operate the main supply fuse in the required time. FI
180434.5.1Prospective fault current appears too high for the breaking capacity of the protective device(s) - protection may be afforded by the upstream protective device main supply fuse which is inaccessible. FI
181612.10Unable to carry out fuseway RCD/RCBO test(s). It s the inpector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.10 7
182612.10Unable to carry out circuit RCD/RCBO test(s). It s the inpector's opinion that there is no apparent risk for continued use and therefore, as agreed with the client, this observation is categorized as a limitation (LIMIT). Regulation 612.10 7
183612.10RCD protected socket does not operate in the required time. Regulation 612.102
184415.1.1Where an RCD protected socket has been installed and is used for additional protection some RCDs' are so designed that they operate under type-test conditions in marginally less than 40ms at 5 I∆n, therefore under installed conditions the RCD may operate in a time marginally exceeding 40ms at 5 I∆n – If there is doubt about the acceptability of the measured operating time advise that the manufacturer of the device is consulted. Regulation 415.1.13
185 'Where the main site earth conductor (TT) connecting to the earth electrode is not buried for part of its length and is either a bare or insulated conductor, the earth conductor is required to have a minimum CSA of 4.00 mm. Table 10C, On Site Guide BS7671, Table 3.3 Guidance Note 8 BS7671, Table 54.1 & Regulation 542.3.1 BS7671 4,
186 'Where the main site earth conductor (TT) connecting to the earth electrode is not buried for part of its length and is an insulated conductor (protected against corrosion) and is protected against mechanical damage (conduit etc.), the earth conductor is required to have a minimum CSA of 2.5 mm. On Site Guide BS7671, Table 3.3 Guidance Note 8 BS7671, Table 54.1 & Regulation 542.3.1 BS7671 4,
187 'Where the main site earth conductor (TT) connecting to the earth electrode is buried for part of its length and is a bare conductor (uninsulated – eg. not protected against corrosion), the earth conductor is required to have a minimum CSA of 25.00 mm. On Site Guide BS7671, Table 3.3 Guidance Note 8 BS7671, Table 54.1 & Regulation 542.3.1 BS7671 4,
188 'Where the main site earth conductor (TT) connecting to the earth electrode is buried for part of its length and is an insulated conductor (protected against corrosion) but is not protected for mechanical damage (conduit, concrete tiles etc.), the earth conductor is required to have a minimum CSA of 16.00 mm. On Site Guide BS7671, Table 3.3 Guidance Note 8 BS7671, Table 54.1 & Regulation 542.3.1 BS7671 4,
189 'Where the main site earth conductor (TT) connecting to the earth electrode is buried for part of its length and is an insulated conductor (protected against corrosion) and is protected against mechanical damage (conduit, concrete tiles etc.), the earth conductor is required to have a minimum CSA of 2.5 mm. On Site Guide BS7671, Table 3.3 Guidance Note 8 BS7671, Table 54.1 & Regulation 542.3.1 BS7671 4,
190 'Where the earthing system changes to a TT type and where the main earth conductor connecting to the earth electrode is not buried for part of its length and is either a bare or insulated conductor, the earth conductor is required to have a minimum CSA of 4.00 mm. On Site Guide BS7671, Table 3.3 Guidance Note 8 BS7671, Table 54.1 & Regulation 542.3.1 BS7671 4,
191 'Where the earthing system changes to a TT type and where the main earth conductor connecting to the earth electrode is not buried for part of its length and is an insulated conductor (protected against corrosion) and is protected against mechanical damage (conduit etc.), the earth conductor is required to have a minimum CSA of 2.5 mm. On Site Guide BS7671, Table 3.3 Guidance Note 8 BS7671, Table 54.1 & Regulation 542.3.1 BS7671 4,
192 'Where the earthing system changes to a TT type and where the main earth conductor connecting to the earth electrode is buried for part of its length and is a bare conductor (uninsulated – eg. not protected against corrosion), the earth conductor is required to have a minimum CSA of 25.00 mm. On Site Guide BS7671, Table 3.3 Guidance Note 8 BS7671, Table 54.1 & Regulation 542.3.1 BS7671 4,
193 'Where the earthing system changes to a TT type and where the main earth conductor connecting to the earth electrode is buried for part of its length and is an insulated conductor (protected against corrosion) but is not protected for mechanical damage (conduit, concrete tiles etc.), the earth conductor is required to have a minimum CSA of 16.00 mm. On Site Guide BS7671, Table 3.3 Guidance Note 8 BS7671, Table 54.1 & Regulation 542.3.1 BS7671 4,
194 'Where the earthing system changes to a TT type and where the main earth conductor connecting to the earth electrode is buried for part of its length and is an insulated conductor (protected against corrosion) and is protected against mechanical damage (conduit, concrete tiles etc.), the earth conductor is required to have a minimum CSA of 2.5 mm. On Site Guide BS7671, Table 3.3 Guidance Note 8 BS7671, Table 54.1 & Regulation 542.3.1 BS7671 4,
195 'The actual size of the main equipotential bonding conductor is too small in relation to the size of, or the required size of the main earth conductor connected to the installation earth electrode. Table 10C On-site Guide, Table 5.1 Guidance Note 8 BS7671 & Regulation 544.1.1 4,
196 'The actual size of the water service equipotential bonding conductor is too small in relation to the size of, or the required size of the main earth conductor connected to the installation earth electrode. Table 10C On-site Guide, Table 5.1 Guidance Note 8 BS7671 & Regulation 544.1.1 4,
197 'The actual size of the gas service equipotential bonding conductor is too small in relation to the size of, or the required size of the main earth conductor connected to the installation earth electrode. Table 10C On-site Guide, Table 5.1 Guidance Note 8 BS7671 & Regulation 544.1.1 4,
198 'The actual size of the oil supply equipotential bonding conductor is too small in relation to the size of, or the required size of the main earth conductor connected to the installation earth electrode. Table 10C On-site Guide, Table 5.1 Guidance Note 8 BS7671 & Regulation 544.1.1 4,
199 'The actual size of the lightning equipotential bonding conductor is too small in relation to the size of, or the required size of the main earth conductor connected to the installation earth electrode. Table 10C On-site Guide, Table 5.1 Guidance Note 8 BS7671 & Regulation 544.1.1 4,
200 'The actual size of the “pipe work between buildings” equipotential bonding conductor is too small in relation to the size of, or the required size of the main earth conductor connected to the installation earth electrode. Table 10C On-site Guide, Table 5.1 Guidance Note 8 BS7671 & Regulation 544.1.1 4,
201 'The actual size of the structural steel work equipotential bonding conductor is too small in relation to the size of, or the required size of the main earth conductor connected to the installation earth electrode. Table 10C On-site Guide, Table 5.1 Guidance Note 8 BS7671 & Regulation 544.1.1 4,
202 'The actual size of the “other” as described equipotential bonding conductor is too small in relation to the size of, or the required size of the main earth conductor connected to the installation earth electrode. Table 10C On-site Guide, Table 5.1 Guidance Note 8 BS7671 & Regulation 544.1.1 4,
203 544.1.3'Unable to ascertain the location of the earth electrode, therefore unable to confirm method of installation and size of the main earth conductor. Regulations 542.1.3.1 (iii) and 542.3.1 3,
204 544.1.1'Unable to ascertain required size of the bonding conductor(s) due to unknown method of installation of the main earth conductor and location of the earth electrode. Table 10C & Regulation 544.1.1 3,