CoC's, oh pleeze!!!
We still see you doing the same thing time and time again... it's frustrating to receive and/or see CoC's given to owners that are not correctly filled out. The most common faults include:
1. No unique identifier
2. Incorrect, incomplete or missing addresses
3. No reference to 'Other Standards used' where applicable Standards such as 60079 for HazAreas, 5033 for PV Solar systems, 4114 for Spray Painting Booths, 3001 for Caravans/motorhomes etc. are mandated
4. Failing to include actual test results rather than just ticking 'OK' - check Section 8 of AS/NZS3000 for clues or better yet - stay awake during your refresher courses
5. Sparse descriptions of work - whatever happened to, "installed heat and light unit in upstairs bathroom"? rather than "1x fan unit"
6. Waffly descriptions of work like - "installed Philips heat/light/fan unit to centre of ceiling in upstairs bathroom controlled by a triple-mech switch left side of doorway wired to ensure heat mode will not operate without fan running and overrun timer set to 7 minutes. Circuit is protected by a Hager din rail mounted C6/6kA MCB in main switchboard at position W3". This could be reduced to what was installed and where. The rest is well, quite superfluous
7. Descriptions of fictitious work
Another area where the Board continues to take an interest is failing to provide a CoC to the owner/operator within 20 working days.
Here's a new one... including the name of a trainee or apprentice is fine and to be commended. But putting their registration details as an 'apprentice' is silly. In this case I looked the apprentice up on the EWRB's Public Register website and found his trainee ID number. They all carry Board-issued ID's and if they don't have one, then guess what? They aren't one. A reference to their trainee ID number is valid, but a description of his training and employment status is not!