gregmcc:Lastman:sen8or:Lastman: I’d love these professions to be brought into the 21st century, electrical, plumbing etc. By restricting these fields to those that have done a four year apprenticeship it is extremely inefficient in cost, time and innovation.
The electrical trade, especially in regard to house installations, is intellectually trivial. You could teach anyone the basis of it in a lazy weekend.
The problem is the safety aspect. How to ensure that the public is protected from dangerous work. There is surely ways to achieve this and open up these industries.
You can't be serious?
You post is so full of fail it defies comprehension
Fail, how so? I simply stated an opinion and was quite clear that the safety aspect is key.
I believe the apprenticeship system is outdated and is an impediment to progress. We need to attract smarter people into the building field to get better outcomes than what we currently have.
The internet has changed things such that anyone with any analytical bent can pick up knowledge in a field extremely quickly. We need to change our methods of accrediting knowledge to reflect that.
I challenge you to prove the point, here is a quite important question, how would you do a earth loop impedance test on a standard power point circuit (power available), what kind of result would be a pass, what kind of result would be a fail, and the same test with no power available.
This is a everyday test any domestic electrician should be able to preform, maybe google would be able to help you out........
There’s plenty of You Tube videos demostrating just that but I’ll start by saying that RCDs are making ELFI somewhat redundant because you are not required to do one to test a circuit protected by an RCD. An actual physical test of the RCD trip is all that is required. I’m happy to provide a link for that if you require.
I never said the man in the street should be able to do electrical work. He will not have a meter to do an ELFI test, just that we should remove some of the archaic structures around these professions.