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Nick Chandler

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Nick Chandler has worked in the electrical industry for 40 years as an electrician, electrical fitter, power systems technician, contract manager and electrical engineer.  He currently provides electrical consulting and training services throughout New Zealand and overseas.  Primary work areas include the high voltage generation, transmission and distribution industries and specialised work relating to testing and inspection of electrical installations, electrical appliances, fittings and related equipment.  Other work includes electrical fault and incident investigations and specialised work such as earthing system tests and cable fault location.

 

Employer - Chandler Consulting Limited (self employed)
Position - Managing Director
Nationality - New Zealander

Nick Chandler has worked in the electrical industry for 40 years as an electrician, electrical fitter, power systems technician, contract manager and electrical engineer.  He currently provides electrical consulting and training services throughout New Zealand and overseas.  Primary work areas include the high voltage generation, transmission and distribution industries and specialised work relating to testing and inspection of electrical installations, electrical appliances, fittings and related equipment.  Other work includes electrical fault and incident investigations and specialised work such as earthing system tests and cable fault location.

Nick teaches electrical theory and regulations, plus National Diploma / Bachelor of Engineering Technology subjects part time and provides electrical safety tuition training for electrical workers in New Zealand and overseas (London).  In addition, many technical papers, presentations and workshops have been written and presented to various Electrical Engineering conferences in recent years.  Chandler Consulting Limited provides the following services: -

Consulting:

  • Electrical inspection, mainly involving - but not limited to - electrical “works” (generation, transmission and distribution), high voltage (privately owned) installations, network subdivisions and other electrical installations such as caravans, pleasure vessels and other installations requiring periodic inspection.
  • Electrical incident investigation; including human error incidents, fire (causes), safety and compliance situations.
  • Management and auditing of electrical compliance and related safety training.
  • Electrical equipment condition, fault analysis and life assessment reports, including insulating oil analysis, infra-red thermography and other condition monitoring methods.
  • Writing and review of technical standards, procedures and work instructions.
  • Writing and presentation of technical papers relating to the electrical industry.
  • Electrical instrument testing, specification (for purchase or use) and repair.
  • Cable testing, cable locating and cable fault location.
  • Electromagnetic field surveys and reports.
  • Infra-red thermography surveys (using hired equipment) for electrical systems and industrial plant.
  • Earth resistance measurement (including off-frequency injection) and soil resistivity testing.
  • Supply system electrical investigations – examples include diary farm situations (cattle receiving mild shocks etc), spa pool earth potential rise, installation faults (flickering, voltage problems, harmonics etc).

Training:

  • Electrical training - including loop impedance, earth resistance and soil resistivity testing, cable testing, insulation resistance testing, cable tracing and fault location, protection systems, “works” systems (load control, power distribution), street lighting, electrical appliance testing and repair, insulating oil sampling and testing.
  • Electrical installation testing to meet NZ Electricity Regulations and AS/NZS 3000 and other subjects - as required.
  • Preparation and provision of presentations, lectures and seminars relating to the electrical industry.
  • Writing and review of industry unit standards and associated material.
  • Electrical worker refresher training (CPR, Basic First Aid, Safe Work Practices, Testing to Ensure Safety, Switchboard Rescue and Pole Top Rescue).
  • Workplace assessments - in relation to electrical industry training organisations and/or training providers.
  • On and off-job (adult / apprentice) training for skills relating to the electrical industry.
  • Coaching for electrical trade persons – for electrical trade and regulations examinations and practical testing skills.
  • Electricity system operations, high voltage switching and substation access training.

Qualifications

Nick Chandler holds the following industry qualifications:

  • Registered Electrician / Electrical Fitter (since 1975)
  • Registered Electrical Inspector and current Practicing Licence
  • EWRB Registered Electrical Engineer and current Practicing Licence
  • City & Guilds of London Institute – Electrical Engineering Practice – part 2. (Power Engineering)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Engineering - NZCE (Electrical)
  • REA - Registered Engineering Associate (Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency Care (CPR) Instructor (NZ Resuscitation Council
  • Workplace First Aid Certificate and unit standards 6400, 6401, 6402
  • Pre-hospital Emergency Care Certificate, unit standards 14470, 14471, 14472, 14473
  • Workplace Assessor (ESITO) / Work Task Assessor (ETITO)
  • Authorised electrical worker refresher training provider to Electrical Workers Registration Board
  • NZQA Unit standard 4098

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