Originally Posted by the sparky
Hi all newby here,
can a non qualified electrician but with the 2391 work on live boards??
live working is a no full stop but in this instants its unavoidable.
i know the training for the 2391 has to have live tests but are they qualified enough to be working on live boards?
You don't really need any qulifications to work on live distribution boards bud,expecially in the industrial and commercial sectors although in the regulations it says the person should have adequate understanding of electrical systems ( being qualified ).
Domestic stuff is different,with the fiasco that they call part p you do have to have some technical background and qulifications even if it is only the 16th edition.
Live working is never easy to undertake and should always be a last resort,if you do have to do it then make sure your not working alone and someone knows where you are.
Crazy really,you can work on medium and high voltage in industrial places,work with three phases yet your not allowed to do work in your own home on the wiring system !