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Indeed. Did a plumbing course (as one does!), and there's a fair amount of bookwork involved.
Yes, plumbing, electickery, gas engineering, all have many rules and regulations and I believe that electrics keep updating theirs all the time.

A mate of mine trained to be a bricklayer and he had a lot of reading to do as well as the practical skills (which I have tried and never really managed properly).
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If you were employing someone which would you chose ? One who knows the job or one who learnt it from books.
The one who'd take the bullet.
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I would suggest that electrical engineers have a lot of experience.
Rather depends on how one defines an engineer. Most are not, they're technicians at best.
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28-02-2021, 10:20 PM
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Rather depends on how one defines an engineer. Most are not, they're technicians at best.
See, thatís the problem in this country, engineers are respected better across the globe...
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28-02-2021, 10:25 PM
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Electricity can kill you, don't matter how many new training courses a sparky goes on, same with Gas, the discoverers were out there, the engineers are chancers, knowing the risks, and cutting corners, that is why there is so many certifications.
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28-02-2021, 10:30 PM
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Rather depends on how one defines an engineer. Most are not, they're technicians at best.
That's true. Our receptionist would call for an engineer for for a copier fault or a vending machine. It used to irk me.
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28-02-2021, 10:36 PM
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I would say, experience is more important. You learn more by being Ďhands oní.
Education, is more to do with theory and going Ďby the bookí
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Electricity can kill you, don't matter how many new training courses a sparky goes on,
But not all that many fatalities. About 26 a year I believe. In the industrial sector where I worked I know of one fatality and one serious injury. That was in fifty years.
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But not all that many fatalities. About 26 a year I believe. In the industrial sector where I worked I know of one fatality and one serious injury. That was in fifty years.
Someone once said and l donít know if itís true. If you put your left hand on your heart when working with electrics, an electric shock wonít kill you.
Or, was it putting your left arm up your back?

Itís probably a load of rubbish!!
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Someone once said and l donít know if itís true. If you put your left hand on your heart when working with electrics, an electric shock wonít kill you.

Itís probably a load of rubbish!!
Along time, ago one of my colleagues used to smoke a fag in in one hand and a pocked in the other. That avoided electrocution...........
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