Skills Training Group’s 18th Edition Course in Glasgow went live in July 2018. Since January 2019, the design of new electrical installations has been required to comply with the 18th Edition (BS 7671:2018). As an electrician working in the UK, you should be up to speed with this latest set of changes to the IEE wiring regulations – our 18th Edition training will help you achieve this in just 3 days.
If you have passed your 17th Edition since the last amendment was published, then you’ll only need our 1-day 18th Edition Update Course.
The 18th Edition course, referring to the latest version of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671), covers a wide range of modules designed to ensure electricians and other professionals are up to date with the latest electrical standards in the UK. Here’s an overview of the typical modules covered in this course:
- Scope, Object and Fundamental Principles: This module introduces the overall scope of the regulations, the fundamental principles for ensuring safety, and the objectives of the regulations.
- Definitions: It covers the key terms and definitions used throughout the regulations, ensuring a clear understanding of technical and general terms.
- Assessment of General Characteristics: This involves evaluating the general characteristics of electrical installations, such as supply characteristics, demand, and classification of external influences.
- Protection for Safety: This critical module addresses the various measures necessary for the protection of individuals and property from dangers and damage that can arise from the use of electrical installations.
- Selection and Erection of Equipment: It covers the guidelines and standards for selecting and erecting various types of electrical equipment, including wiring systems, switchgear, and protective devices.
- Inspection and Testing: This module focuses on the requirements for the initial verification, inspection, and testing of installations, as well as the documentation required.
- Special Installations or Locations: This part covers additional considerations and requirements for special installations or locations such as bathrooms, swimming pools, and explosive atmospheres.
- Appendices: These provide additional information, including standards and guidelines for various aspects of electrical installations.
The 18th Edition course is essential for professionals in the electrical industry to ensure compliance with national safety standards and to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. The course is regularly updated to reflect changes in technology, practises, and safety requirements.