Practical Guide to Electrical Inspection, Testing and Certification by Chris Kitcher-Review

by Editor on June 10, 2013

Here’s  my review of the latest electrician’s guide book from Chris Kitcher- a Practical Guide to Electrical Inspection, Testing and Certification.

Practical Guide to Inspection, Testing and Certification book by Chris Kitcher

Practical Guide to Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations

I enjoyed reading through this book and would definately recommend it to any electrician or trainee who intends to carry out inspection and testing. It gives very good explainations of the equipment needed, sequence of electrical tests, the testing procedures and how to fill out certificates with lots of colour photos of the actual testing. Everything you’d need to know to become a proficient inspector of electrical installations is in this book.

Chris also covers the correct sizing and types of Protective Devices and gives some good examples types of fuses and breakers and their operating/trip times.


Readers will be able to access a free companion website where they will find related videos, questions and answers and links to further info about inspection, testing and certification.

The excercises and questions section and the video demonstrations give useful and essential information for anyone wanting to take their City & Guilds 2394 and 2395 exams. All 17 videos are refer to pages in the book and Chris’s comments and tips help to explain each test and it’s procedures.

This Practical Guide to Inspection, Testing and Certification covers the following areas for both Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection of electrical installations including PV systems:

  • The Legal Requirements
  • Types of Certification
  • Initial Verification
  • Periodic Testing
  • Earth Electrode Testing
  • Completion of Certificates
  • The correct selection of protective devices
  • Electrical testing equipment
  • Electric shock and ingress protection
  • Testing Photovoltaic systems
  • Excercises and questions

This guide will also help prepare electrical apprentices studying on NVQ, QCF or EAL electrical courses and also electricians taking a Part P Compenent Persons qualification- C&G 2356 & 2357.

Overall it’s an essential guide that even experienced electricians would find useful.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Mohammed imran February 1, 2016 at 13:40

I Chris the new (grey cover) book out on inspection and testing will it be available to download on routeledge pdf format-

Chris Kitcher November 9, 2014 at 08:48

Hi Steve,
An updated and restructured book is being written at the moment and will be published next year (2015)

Chris Daly October 22, 2014 at 17:51

Hi Chris, will there be an update of your inspection and testing book with amendment 3?

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