New earthing and bonding certificate in iCertifi V10
iCertifi V10 Is Out Now
We have lots of improvements and we are pleased to have added a new Earthing and Bonding Electrical Certificate
Often electrical installations require earthing upgrades, to allow them to comply with BS 7671 (as amended). With so much importance placed on suitable earthing for electrical installations, we have brought a certificate dedicated to this. An easy to use certificate used for the installation, upgrade repair of main and supplementary earth bonding
Why is earthing so important to electrical installations and electrical contractors?
The purpose of protective earthing is to ensure in the event of a fault, such as between a line conductor and an exposed-conductive-part or circuit protective conductor, sufficient current flows to operate the protective device. For example, a fuse to blow, circuit-breaker or RCD to operate, in the required time set out in BS 7671. Every conductive part of equipment that can be touched, and which is not a live part but which may become live under fault conditions shall be connected by a protective conductor to the main earthing terminal thus the means of earthing for the installation
What sort scenarios can I use this electrical certificate for?
Any electrical installation that has earthing! Here are some ideas:
Upgrading main bonding from 6mm to 10mm
Evidencing continuity for main and supplementary bonding
As an addition to an EICR
As a warning notice to owners of electrical installations with earthing/bonding that is not compliant with BS 7671
An addition to a visual inspection
An addition to an electrical danger notice
For landlords/homeowners to explain why you cannot complete electrical work on the grounds of earthing/bonding not complying with regulations