Cable terminations at enclosures
During an EICR the following checks will be made of the termination of cables at enclosures
Connections are soundly made and under no undue strain
Checks will be made of accessible cable termination.
No basic insulation of a conductor is visible outside of an enclosure
Checks on entry to enclosures that cable sheaths or other forms of mechanical protection of conductors is installed correctly.
Connections of live conductors adequately enclosed
Checks to ensure terminations are enclosed and inaccessible without the use of tools.
Adequately connected at points of entry to enclosures
These checks are concerned with the use of glands, grommets and other forms of cable protection at entry to enclosures
Incorrectly terminated SWA cable found on an EICR in Sherwood, Nottingham
Condition of accessories including socket outlets, switches and joint boxes
Checks that accessories are suitable and in an acceptable condition
Suitabilty of accessories for external influence
Here we will be looking at the durability and IP ratings of accessories considering environmental factors.
Adequacy of working space and access to equipment
These are important factors to consider when accessing switchgear, isolators and even appliance sockets.
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Single pole switching or protective devices in line conductors only
To check isolation of live conductor when switched off or circuit protective conductor breaks the circuit