Module: Electrical inspection

In this fourth module on electrical inspection, the student who completes our training will have the opportunity to learn how electricity works in a building. It goes without saying that electricity is an integral part of our daily lives and that building inspection professionals must ensure, as part of their work, that the entire electrical system in the building they are inspecting is not only functional, but also safe. Inspection of power, service entrance, meter, electrical panel, lights, outlets and more! Find out what is included in our Electrical Inspection module in Urban Studies training below.

Electrical current in a building is defined as the movement of electricity in a conductor. There are several types of current in electrical inspection: direct current (which travels in a single direction without interruption) and alternating current (which travels in regular cycles and in both directions). You will learn more about electrical inspection by first understanding how an electrical inspection of a property should proceed from point A to point Z. You will also learn about OHM, the components of wires, the difference between an open and a closed circuit and what a short circuit is, as well as the professional way to write a quality report.

The electrical supply is the source of electricity for the various devices in a building. This module on electrical inspection will allow you to learn all about the subject: what is the purpose of a meter? What are the problems that can occur in relation to it? How does a distribution panel work? What are the different possible power problems? All of these concepts will no longer hold any secrets for you, and when you do your inspections, your clients will be relieved to know that they are dealing with a real electrical expert.

An electrical circuit is a subject that can be abstract for those who are not familiar with this type of inspection: materials such as copper or aluminum do not always have the same components. Electrical outlets and junction boxes need to be properly checked. Finally, smoke detectors are also part of a quality electrical inspection: they prevent fires and are very important for the safety of the occupants of a property.

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Electrical inspection

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