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18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018) training course

Course code: EL18

Course overview

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.

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.

18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018)

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Benefits of attending for the learner

  • Greater understanding and compliance with legislation.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Compliance with legislation.
  • Better documentation, communication and enforcement of safe working procedures.

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.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • This course incorporates assessment and certification under City and Guilds; the Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS7671: 2018) 18th Edition Regulations.

How is this training delivered?

  • Learners are continually assessed, both in written and practical exercises, and there are opportunities to work with a wide range of equipment that will support their knowledge in the field.
  • This course can be intense, as it includes evening work in terms of both the reading of course materials and completion of projects.
  • An online examination is undertaken on the final day.

What do I need to bring with me?

  • Learners should bring a calculator, a copy of BS7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and the On Site Guide.
  • Learners can also bring with them any materials used by their employer, copies of risk assessments or management systems so that they can see how their materials fit in to the context of the training.

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21/03/2022Mon 21 Mar 2022Wed 23 Mar 2022 Manchester £395.00£474.00 5
28/03/2022Mon 28 Mar 2022Wed 30 Mar 2022 York £395.00£474.00 5+
11/04/2022Mon 11 Apr 2022Wed 13 Apr 2022 Swindon £395.00£474.00 5+
09/05/2022Mon 09 May 2022Wed 11 May 2022 Manchester £395.00£474.00 5+
23/05/2022Mon 23 May 2022Wed 25 May 2022 Derby £395.00£474.00 5+
13/06/2022Mon 13 Jun 2022Wed 15 Jun 2022 York £395.00£474.00 5+
27/06/2022Mon 27 Jun 2022Wed 29 Jun 2022 Swindon £395.00£474.00 5+
11/07/2022Mon 11 Jul 2022Wed 13 Jul 2022 Linlithgow £395.00£474.00 5+
18/07/2022Mon 18 Jul 2022Wed 20 Jul 2022 York £395.00£474.00 5+
25/07/2022Mon 25 Jul 2022Wed 27 Jul 2022 Derby £395.00£474.00 5+

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