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DTL set for 18th Edition Electrical Wiring Regulations

DTL set for 18th Edition Electrical Wiring Regulations

22 March 2018

In preparation for the upcoming revised British Standard for wiring regulations, leading sector training specialist, Develop Training Ltd (DTL) is rolling out a certification programme for construction and utility companies nationwide.

New 18th edition standard

On 1 March 2018, the British Standards Institution (BSI) announced the changes that can be expected to electrical wiring regulations in a new standard, BS 7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations.

The new standard, known as the 18th Edition of Wiring Regulations, is due to be issued from July 2018. Electrical contractors and electricians will then have six months from this date to familiarise themselves with the regulations before they become mandatory for all electrical installations designed from January 2019.

Wiring regulations training with DTL

In preparation for this DTL will provide full training, assessment and certification in 18th Edition electrical installations at its centres across the UK from summer 2018.

Chris Wall, Sales & Marketing Director of DTL, said: "We are rolling out training in the new standard across all our centres as part of our commitment to continue to ensure we provide the highest standards of training and facilities within reach of our customers nationwide."

The wiring regulations apply to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations, as well as additions and alterations to existing installations.

Click here to view our 18th Edition Wiring Regulations training course

More electrical training

DTL also provides low voltage (LV) and high voltage (HV) commercial training for authorised persons, and recently opened a new high voltage training facility for the Midlands at its Derby training centre.

Mr Wall said: "The new facility extends the reach of DTL's services nationwide, and is part of a programme of investment to better serve our major customers in the utilities, construction and facilities management sector."

The state-of-the-art equipment in the new training room in Derby complements existing LV and HV facilities at DTL's centres nationwide where it trains electrical engineers for some of the UK's largest utility, construction and FM companies, as well as UK government departments.

DTL has published a free to download white paper: Electrical Safety at Work