2391-51 Periodic Inspection and Testing

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The 2391-51 Initial Periodic Inspection and Testing qualification will be examined by:

  1. One 40 item 80 minute open book multiple-choice test
  2. Three practical assignment tasks to include:-
    1. Visual photo exercise
    2. 2 hour inspection and test on main test rig
    3. Short four item written questions

Multiple choice test

All qualified electricians will be familiar with the City & Guilds eVolve test interface, the 2391-50 multiple-choice test  uses the same test platform. Students can take into the exam two unmarked books as reference, they are:

IET Wiring Regulations
BS7671 A2:2022

IET Guidance Note 3

The multiple choice exam will include questions on the following topics:

5 questions – Understand the requirements for periodic inspection and testing
2 questions – Understand safety management procedures when undertaking periodic inspection and testing
7 questions – Understand the requirements for the periodic inspection of an electrical installation
26 questions – Understand the requirements for testing electrical installations during periodic inspection and test

Practical Assignment

During the 2.5 hour practical assignment you will need to formally periodic test the test rig which will contain at least one fault. You will also be required to comment on photographs illustrating common electrical installations – some correct, some incorrect.

On completion of the inspection you will sit down to answer four written questions.

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