Succinctly put, Sir!
(and I hope that we shall be forgiven for straying from the original topic somewhat)
I like the basis of the position you are taking ("as least as good as a toaster gets").
But ... wasn't there a large NHS hospital in London a couple of years ago who decided that their decades of electrical safety testing (and collection of results) had, on the whole, been a complete waste of time?
As far as I am aware, there is no legal requirement to retain test results, but I would be happy to defer on that point to anyone who can provide "chapter and verse", as it were.
But I take (and accept) your point about the supervision of junior testers!
Regarding "non-electrical applied parts", I too have seen all sorts of contortions taking place as a matter of routine in some biomed shops. How many times have I heard "this is how we do it here"? Again, I reiterate my usual moan about what's the point of having "governing bodies" like the MHRA (and any other) if they don't issue clear and binding directives (not mere guidelines
) for all to follow? That
should be the one and only pertinent question in court:- "were the directives being followed"? Yes? No? ... guilty as charged!
By the way, I'm sure that I am not the only one who would be interested in seeing a breakdown of your 25 year's worth of EST results, if you would care to summarise them.
Meanwhile, searching plain text files is dead easy, even TS.com (Text Search) as found in the 1984 version of Norton Utilities does that! In fact (looking at it now) it can search any
file, complete disk, or even erased file space!
If you want something a little more, er ... modern,
then I would again recommend Total Commander
. I use it all the time, and reckon it's the dog's whatsits!