Breaking Down A Bad EICR

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Comments • 70

  • Ricky beans
    Ricky beans 6 days ago

    Warwickshire services???? Burger King???

  • G.williams Williams
    G.williams Williams 11 days ago

    We can rant all we like about the " Chancers" mate... but trust me, I'm 42 years in this trade and never ever will Dave from the pub give up...
    But we can dream 😂

  • Sandwell Panel
    Sandwell Panel 16 days ago +4

    No sign of Naomi take it she’s loved on to bigger and better things.

  • Dave H
    Dave H 18 days ago +1

    Thomas, bigclivedotcom sent me over with that smoked circuit breaker. Good content i was here for 3min and you made me chuckle. Fantastic im subbing. No i dont call every sub, wanted to mention how much i like your content.

  • Will Mitchell
    Will Mitchell 22 days ago

    Well said mate ! Card for the competent amongst us and rates will go up - Excellent 😄

  • kev ersatz
    kev ersatz 22 days ago +1

    i have nothing constructive to add other than that ending shot was quite lovely.

  • NRG-500
    NRG-500 23 days ago

    Definitely agree with the licence system that will hopefully take care of some people in the profession. As for diyers and non trade, consumer units,wiring ect should be removed from all diy stores and sold only at electrical wholesalers and to purchase such items should require some form of id proving you are a fully qualified electrician and if you are not then no sale, this should ideally happen online as well such as Ebay but i imagine this will be very difficult and time consuming.
    The line needs to be drawn, electrical work is no joke and can be very unforgiving its needs to be done correctly and you can't do that then don't touch it!

  • NRG-500
    NRG-500 23 days ago

    It should be like gas very strict and prosecution should be handed out for those found out doing shit work. I have never understood why gas work is illegal yet its perfectly acceptable for anyone to work on electricity something that only takes a loose connection or to be touched which will burn down properties and electrocute people.

  • Martin McNally
    Martin McNally 24 days ago

    It's only going to get worse with the 8 week course for electrical support operatives that companies like NG Bailey and Balfour Beatty are trying to bring in.
    Maybe British sparks surrender quicker than the French.

  • Andy Tap
    Andy Tap 24 days ago

    I spend at least 3-4 hours on an eicr on a 1-2 bed flat.ill always allow half to a day depending on size and do it right,an generally get good remedial work.
    Some eicrs ive seen have not been there longer then 15 minutes(customer telling me that)
    Keep doing what you do.

  • county582
    county582 24 days ago

    Here in Ireland you have to be a qualified spark in order to sign certs do periodic inspections/eicr tests. It takes 4 years to do the apprenticeship, testing is a lot more serious than it was during the boom of early 2000's. Still far from perfect as a lot of apprentices will tell you.

  • Crash UK
    Crash UK 25 days ago

    Our buyer had a EICR and told them buyer needed £350 of working doing and said a wire was the wrong in our bed room but when I checked he never removed the light switch from the wall how would know? I know he never removed the light switch as I try to remove it but the paint was holding it on after I removed the screws. Buyer was happy to pay him £350 on top of the £150 for EICR. Everything in my house has been done by a fully qualified electrician?

  • fairplay toyou
    fairplay toyou 26 days ago

    all governing bodies gas and electric are not truly concerned with protecting the public or why would all of them allow convicted paedophiles to be on the registers with their convictions hidden from the people who they are supposed to be protecting and the very people who think they have chosen a safe engineer in every sense when they get a engineer via these bodies ,

  • vali ardelean
    vali ardelean 26 days ago

    It will cover the big hole but how about fire barrier? Since you have a void up there... so funny with the remark of european porn... we just love it.. 🤣

  • Lee Butterworth
    Lee Butterworth 27 days ago

    totally agree with you regards to accountability in the industry especially when it comes to EICR's can't believe how people get away with not conforming to the wiring Regs with regards the three consumer units you have shown with mixed manufacturers components, just seems some guys just have a box full of shite they bought off eBay they want to use up.

  • netpok
    netpok 27 days ago +1

    Well an mcb is an mcb and it should not be vendor locked, it has a form factor for a reason, it should not matter if a board has all mcbs from a different vendor.
    Also I don't get UK and their fascination with the in board main disconnect, here we have an mcb before the power meter (with a seal), you turn off no power in the board, why put the first point of isolation in a place which can be accessed by everyone.

  • L31 FOS
    L31 FOS 27 days ago

    Tom, wheres nomnom?

  • humphshumphs
    humphshumphs 27 days ago

    Some people don't take pride in the work they do, this is why some of the installations you show us are shite! You have pride in your work.

  • 12000gp
    12000gp 27 days ago

    I pulled a van out of mud when it got stuck once using 10mm earth, glad it wasn’t just me.

  • MrSamSandhu1
    MrSamSandhu1 27 days ago

    Where is Nom Nom?

  • Mike Trump
    Mike Trump 27 days ago

    @Thomas Nagy,
    I bet it was midget porn.......
    Over here in New Zealand you have to have a Practising Licence as an Electrician, you need to update it every two years and have safe working practices, first aid and electrical testing refresher courses.

  • TheChipmunk2008
    TheChipmunk2008 27 days ago

    Disagree re: license. In theory it's good idea, but the UK government would turn it into a moneymaking practice. JIB is a private organization, gold card isn't important. If someone wants me to have one to get on their site, i ain't working on their site

  • Sam Plumbe
    Sam Plumbe 27 days ago

    Omg spot on with the licence concept but not just with sparkies the whole construction industry.

  • Jonas Geist
    Jonas Geist 28 days ago +1

    Really interesting point mate, could you talk about how to find a good sparkie for jobs? What should you look out for to avoid cowboys like that?

  • Electric_ Traveller
    Electric_ Traveller 28 days ago

    fittings dont need to be IP rated in bathrooms if outside the zones, but i guess if you feel the equipment isnt suitable for the job then you can change it.

  • Louis
    Louis 28 days ago +1

    20 meters longer??? that seem like an easy way to save on materials hehe.

  • Pandemic Prisoner
    Pandemic Prisoner 28 days ago

    Electrician licence or whatever else, is a waste of time unless Wiring Regs are made Law. The NICEIC standards seem to have slipped as well. When it was registered as a charity, and ran as a consumer protection body, it was far more stringent and professional. Now its run as a business its losing the plot. Gas safe is too, since Capita started running it, but at least Law is on the industrys side.

  • Mark Rowland
    Mark Rowland 28 days ago +8

    David Savery issued a video recently about a little boy who was killed by electric shock in a pub garden. There are numerous fires caused by electrical faults every year. But you still see poor electrical work by some sparks and they're getting away with it. Landlords now have to have eicr's, but if they're not done properly...

  • quimninja2003
    quimninja2003 28 days ago

    Wait why didn't you fit fire rated fitting? My understanding was that they have to be fitted to maintain the fire barrier, please correct me as it will save me money lol

  • Michael Cox
    Michael Cox 28 days ago

    Have a look at ‘SparkSafe Ltp’ for regulation, i think something like that for the rest of the UK and not just NI.

  • Stuart H
    Stuart H 29 days ago

    Great video and and being a steroids typical van driver by double parking, standards have dropped since the lockdown. Where is Nom

  • Callum Wilson
    Callum Wilson 29 days ago

    Would the license not be like gassafe

  • benjamin rakota
    benjamin rakota 29 days ago

    In my country to become electrician you need to have apprenticeship certificate which you can get after two years of scholing or graduation from electrical school whit takes up to 4 to 5 years. whit first mention than you can be 21§ when at least two year you shold be working undre some body whit higer clas than after two yers you can become 22§ and two yers 23§ the are things you can do whit each class byt to becom 24§ you need nother two yers (whnw vorkong over 1000V +1 yer for each calss) and graduation and only when you 24§ you can do EICR on property you get your stamp whit information on sheet you ar giving customer and when something goes wrong you can end up in prision (and for each level every two yers when you want stay that class you need retraining normaly 1 or 2 day course and when you didnt go to it you will be restor basicli to 20§ which need to be every person operating any electrical machine in work which you can get after two hours course)

  • Roger Robinson
    Roger Robinson 29 days ago

    who.s the new bloke Tom?

  • jason antigua
    jason antigua 29 days ago

    Where’s the little darling?

  • Ollie Williams
    Ollie Williams 29 days ago

    Those boards with mixed breakers and cutting corners is the epitome of our industry and everything that fucks me off with it!

  • Ryan
    Ryan 29 days ago

    You still need a fire hood for led discs...

  • Michael West
    Michael West 29 days ago

    All that has happened since the competent person crap went through is, well, DIY people still down their own stuff, sometimes badly, although it can be better than those who "do it for a living" and those that do pay someone "qualified" carry on putting in stuff that doesn't comply with the regulations. One of the many reasons I find out about what a trade does and to see what they did or didn't do properly. Most of the certification schemes are just a way of not having to do individual notifications to the councils once you have your ticket - you can do as you want. As its all hidden away no one cares until as you say it becomes a problem. At which point we get more regulations to cover up what wasn't an issue in the first place.

  • altypeRR
    altypeRR 29 days ago +1

    I think like any profession there are the top 10%era who really care about the job and it shows. Then there are the middle 60%era who go by the rules and are okay but nothing special. Then there is the bottom feeders. The bottom 30%. Those that are cheap, in and out as quick as poss and don’t give a fuck about the job as long as they get their money. Even in tightly regulated industries you still get that bottom lot.
    The major problem is sadly the landlords. These days they just see the property as an investment. A way of making money and having a pension. They don’t see it as someone else’s home that they have responsibility for.

  • Will
    Will 29 days ago

    When’s the office tour coming ;)

  • Paraic Heneghan
    Paraic Heneghan 29 days ago

    In USA you have to have license in most states all work inspect by electrical inspector

  • Sparky Malarky
    Sparky Malarky 29 days ago

    Here in Australia we have a government issued electrical license that customers and employers can go online and check the validity. None of this part P bullshit like the UK. No license no work .

  • Andrew Brown
    Andrew Brown 29 days ago +1

    How would you enforce that lol

  • Ressy6
    Ressy6 29 days ago

    bloody hell, what are you using as a mic.. i got headphones on 90+% and at times struggle to hear you, usually your loud and punchy at under 70%

  • Charlie Dobbie
    Charlie Dobbie 29 days ago

    So until things get regulated, any way to be sure you're hiring someone who will do a good job? Reviews are worthless if customers don't know what a good job looks like, and that seems to be a big part of the problem.

  • k brooks
    k brooks 29 days ago

    Will you actually use a cherry picker enough to make buying one worthwhile?
    Where is naiomi? Everyone wants to know, but you have said nothing.

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  • Aaron ripper
    Aaron ripper 29 days ago

    See this almost every job, and when inform client I’m sure they think your just try on up-sell them more work and money!

  • icanrememberthis
    icanrememberthis 29 days ago

    Did the comments break, am I all alone👀

  • Ashman Electrical Services

    You sound well down Tom, I agree with you entirely about the lack of accountability, if rogue traders can do a poor job and there's no consequences then they'll just keep doing it until they're forced to stop.

  • GrumpyGrampa
    GrumpyGrampa 29 days ago

    Num Num?

  • ADF1955
    ADF1955 29 days ago

    As a consumer, it's hard for me to understand why a profession like electrician is not already regulated. I like the idea of a 'driving licence' but these can / will be forged and would the average consumer, like me, know what they were looking at anyway?

  • ItsTotallyLewis
    ItsTotallyLewis 29 days ago

    Nice top gear reference 1:40

  • UKHeliBob
    UKHeliBob 29 days ago

    If electricians were licenced who would police them and the standard of work that they do ?

  • Volker Wegert
    Volker Wegert 29 days ago

    9:38 What is the actual issue with the mix&match setup? Assuming the components are good, why would different vendors be a problem?

    • Michael West
      Michael West 29 days ago +1

      Bus bars can be different sizes/thicnkesses or location makign it more difficult to get the bottom of the breaker to sit on it properly. Not then tightened causing arcing. Or sit at an angle reducing the contact surface area. The breaker might not sit properly on the DIN rail allowing for movement and other potential issues. There can also be physical breaker dimension differences meaning that the cover doesn't fit or the lid close. Heat might not dissipate from one breaker the same way as with another and cause hot spots if run on their limits. For main switches, cable entry/exit might not line up causing more stress on internal cables. Its in the regs as not permitted.

  • Adam Davis
    Adam Davis 29 days ago

    Regulations never change until the horse has bolted

  • Dan Eggington
    Dan Eggington 29 days ago

    Most EICRs I see as a designer are wrong. Recently had one where the contractor selected it as a TT system.....I queried as Zs readings were very low..........they dug their heels in and wrote back (inc the client) with the tone that I didnt know what i was talking about.....sadly for them i had also spotted the neutral earth link on THEIR as built drawing*. I explained factually why it was a TNS system and they reverted to......"it was a typo"a
    * Sidenote they are now moving the neutral earth link as they had put it in the wrong place 🙄
    I'm not perfect but I do use care and attention to detail. This should be the norm!

  • Robin Whitfield
    Robin Whitfield 29 days ago

    Totally with you on the license/card, sounds like a great idea.
    It wouldn't be all that hard to have an easy to understand system for what you're legally permitted to do as well, that the customer could understand - like the vehicles you're allowed to drive.

  • No Skills
    No Skills 29 days ago

    No comments?

  • smartchip
    smartchip 29 days ago

    I have also a mate (when it's a medium or large job) with me when I do a eicr, as its quicker, a junior electrician also gets paid and also makes a good job, yeah I know, customers say they can get it done for less, well, that's the cost of quality, treat the eicr like your best friend's house, someone you want to be safe and well, a few bad apples....

  • Mac Hughes
    Mac Hughes 29 days ago

    Can't believe you guys aren't licensed in the UK?! Here in Aus we have to submit a certificate after every job (client holds you accountable for it). Depending on the class of work, we have to hire a 3rd party inspector to come and sign off our work (this system created an entire industry in itself!)
    Then our governing body sends an inspector to 1 in 10 jobs to make sure works are being completed to regs. Good system, weeds out the dodgy sparkys.
    Helps keep our industry protected from DIYers and handy men that don't hold a licence

  • Stefan Meier
    Stefan Meier 29 days ago +1

    Nothing about NomNom again?!?
    Did she die? :-(

  • S D
    S D 29 days ago

    Great channel Thomas .
    Very thorough and neat 👍

  • myfaceback100
    myfaceback100 29 days ago

    The sad thing is that is how all change happens is when someone dies to show their is a problem
    don't
    complain
    the last cowboy to make it a good job

  • Jon Swain
    Jon Swain 29 days ago +1

    I agree with the licensing thing. Technically though we do have regulatory bodies already and a certificate is a signed legal document. If people can't be controlled or don't care at this point I struggle to see what would make them? I'm also wary of further bureaucracy because it will only effect the good guys who were trying to do a decent job anyway. The wrong uns will carry on regardless.

  • FarmerSteve
    FarmerSteve 29 days ago

    Someone should kick the competent person schemes up the backside rather than being toothless tigers...

  • Andrew Powell
    Andrew Powell 29 days ago

    Nice to see you out & about & Greetings from New Zealand

  • Philip Taylor
    Philip Taylor 29 days ago

    weres nom nom

  • G-EASTON
    G-EASTON 29 days ago

    Please don’t give the JIB anymore ideas! they like many others already get enough money out of sparks

  • 132Fonseca
    132Fonseca 29 days ago +1

    Finally a new video. Thanks for posting. Just a suggestion for the next one, could you give an update regarding your company/business?