Voltage Sticks

Electrical

Technical Guidance Document #38

We understand that some service engineers claim to have been advised by trainers to use a voltage stick to “test for dead” as part of a “safe isolation procedure” (see ceda Guidance document No 37). In the opinion of the ceda Technical Support Group, this is not only bad practice but potentially dangerous.

Prepared August 2021

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Safe Isolation Procedure

Electrical

Technical Guidance Document #037

Switching off the supply of electricity to allow for safe working is legally mandated, with work on or near to live electrical systems permitted in exceptional circumstances only. Electrical isolation consists of two clear stages: switching off the supply and proving dead. It is important you follow a safe isolation procedure.

Published August 2021

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The Safe Electrical Isolation of Gas Appliances

Electrical

Technical Guidance Document #039

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to ceda members’ service managers on how to comply with the requirements of TB118 without having to train and equip engineers for measuring earth loop impedance.

Prepared October 2021

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Guidance Document No 39 - The Safe Electrical Isolation of Gas Appliances

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Electrical Competence

Electrical

Technical Guidance Document #026

There is some confusion as to whether an electrical qualification is required before a service or installation engineer can work on electrical appliances.  The purpose of this document is to clarify the regulations.

Published July 2019 / Re-branded June 2020

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Guidance Document No 26 - Electrical Competence

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RCD protection for C-Form commando sockets

Electrical

Technical Guidance Document #024

The 18th edition of BS7671 has made a change that could impact on ceda members installation engineers.

The change relates to the provision of RCD protection against electric shock.

Published April 2019 / Re-branded June 2020

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Guidance Document No 24 - RCD Protection for C-Form Commando Sockets

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Earth Bonding in Commercial Kitchens

Electrical

Technical Guidance Document #005

The following is a report prepared by a member of the Technical Steering Group following attendance at a seminar at the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA)

Published August 2013 / Re-branded June 2020

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ceda Members and Association with NICEIC

Electrical

Technical Guidance Document #004

Whilst NICEIC is highly respected and the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry, covering most aspects of electrical work undertaken in all types of premises from domestic dwellings to large industrial complexes, it focuses on ensuring competence of electrical contractors primarily involved in electrical installation work.  It is generally considered within the catering equipment industry that NICEIC registration is not relevant to catering equipment engineers and indeed we have evidence from our membership that NICEIC will not consider them for registration as they do not do full electrical installations.

Prepared May 2013 / Revised Sept 2019 / Re-branded June 2020

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Guidance Document No 4 - NICEIC

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