It is clear that the person carrying out an inspection of an electrical installation should be competent to do so. Apart from having a thorough knowledge of the applicable standards, the inspector should have a detailed understanding of safety in electrical installations. He must know how to carry out the tests and be able to work in a safe way with the testing equipment. He must avoid injury to him self and to others.

He must have all the pertinent information about the electrical installation to be able to carry out the inspection in a safe way. He must be in possession of the plans, diagrams and calculation notes of the installation he is to inspect so as to be able to work in a safe way.

He should continuously educate him self to stay ahead of the changing technology.