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NET launches new Inspection and Testing app

As part of its ongoing work to support candidates taking the AM2, AM2S or AM2E, National Electrotechnical Training (NET) has launched a new app that allows people to try out some of the tests they’ll encounter in the assessment. 

Developed in conjunction with renowned industry figure Sparky Ninja, the app presents five key tests: Continuity of Protective Conductors, Continuity of Ring Final Circuit Conductors, Insulation Resistance, Earth Fault Loop Impedance and Prospective Fault Current.

For each test there is an instructional video with Sparky Ninja describing and carrying out the steps involved. Then via a series of interactive tasks, users can carry out the test by dragging and tapping the animated test instrument, distribution board and other equipment.  

NET developed the new app as Inspection and Testing is a section of the AM2 where many candidates don’t achieve the required standard, following errors such as not carrying out the test correctly or not preparing the test instrument properly before starting the test. 

“Whilst this is of course no substitution for proper hands-on Inspection and Testing in real life, the app can act as a handy revision tool for candidates in preparation for their assessment,” said Carolyn Mason, NET chief executive. 

“NET is continually investing in ways to help give candidates the best chance of success; we hope that with this app they will take some extra time to prepare for their Inspection and Testing section, alongside working with their training provider and employer to make sure they are getting sufficient practical experience in this area.”

David Watts – aka Sparky Ninja – added: “Working with NET to expand on and raise awareness of their excellent candidate resources has been a key part for me in helping to raise the standards in electrical training. It is important for all candidates to start thinking about their AM2 competence assessment as soon as possible in their learning journey.” 

The app is available to download from Apple and Google Play. Visit www.netservices.org.uk/test-app for a direct link to the app stores.

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