A 3 day training course for persons with responsibility for the design, installation or maintenance of electrical systems. The course is designed for electrically trained engineers/craftsmen to attain a benchmark qualification relating to the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations.
Note: An 18th Edition Wiring Regulations 1 day refresher course is also available for those who have previously completed a 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations course.
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What you will learn
Upon successful completion of this course individuals will be conversant with the format, content and the application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS7671: 2018) 18th Edition Regulations.
Key learning points:
- The terminology used for electrical installations.
- The assessment of the installation that has to be carried out.
- Protection against electric shock.
- Protection against short-circuit currents.
- Isolation and switching.
- Protection against overloads.
- Sizing conductors for the above.
- Selection and erection of equipment.
- Sizing of earthing and protective conductors.
- Outline of the rules for inspection and testing.
Changes from the 17th edition
Changes for 18th Edition are suggested to be as follows (*):
- Protection against over voltages - Clause 443 is likely to be overhauled.
- Protection against fire - Chapter 42 will be updated with extra information on arc fault detection.
- Electrical Embedded heating - Section 753 will be extended to include embedded electrical heating systems for surface heating, and will include de-icing and frost prevention systems.
- Energy efficiency - There will be a brand new section covering energy efficiency.
* Course duration and content may change once the full scope of the update is released.