I am now going to ask a few questions to which I already thought i knew the answers, but have recently had some doubt ...
I have been doing C.O.Cs for a few years now for residential properties.
I'm one of these guys who take the law and quality of work seriously, perhaps too seriously at times.
One thing that I am often questioned about is this:
I have always been under the impression that to issue a COC every electrical device should be working
every plug socket
lights within fans
excluding: garage door motors which are plugged in
extractor fans which are plugged in
I can't seem to find anywhere that specifically states that everything must work, but this is how I have always understood it to be.
I have estate agents telling me that I am quoting for unneccessary work and I'm losing out on jobs because there are other electricians repairing far less..
Another thing is that I always install double pole isolators for fans which are not on earth leakage.
I know estate agents have their own agendas but I also don't want people to think that I am trying to rip them off.
I thought I knew this but now i'm not so sure...
Any advice would be greatly appreciated