This electrical training course will allow you to become familiar with the layout, content and application of BS 7671:2018 – 18th Edition Regulations. By having this certificate, you will be up to date with the latest industry regulations on wiring and the safe use of operation of electrical equipment and systems. This is a theory-based course that is completed through an online multiple-choice exam. The design of electrical installations is not required to reply by the 18th Edition until January 2019. We highly recommend you take this course as early as possible.
What you will Learn from the 18th Edition Course
The 18th Edition course is there for practising electricians, electrical contractors and anyone else who must have good working knowledge of BS 7671. The aim of this training course is to help familiarise yourself with the BS 7671:2018 18th Edition Regulations. The intent of this is to ensure that once you have completed this course, you will be well acquainted with the format, content and the application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 18th Edition Regulations. It is recommended that you have a basic understanding of electrical principles in order to succeed in this course:
- Scope, object and essential principles
- Assessment of general characteristics
- Safety and protection
- Selection and implementation of equipment
- Inspection and testing
- Special installations or locations
Some of the suggested changes for the 18th Edition are as follows::
- Protection against over-voltages – It is likely that Clause 443 will be overhauled.
- Fire Protection – There will be an update in chapter 42, with more information on arc detection.
- Energy Efficiency – Expect to see a new section covering energy efficiency.
How you will Learn
You can learn on site with ECTA. The course introduces wiring regulations and covers their application through explanation and worked examples.
We can only assume that, from January 2019, we must hold the 18th Edition. However, we should also expect to see some flexibility. When previous amendments were made, it has only been necessary for electricians to install to the newest regulations without the need to hold a new certificate.
By taking on the new wiring regulations qualification, you can continue to go further in your career. You can also update your knowledge when appropriate with minimal interruption. ECTA is here to ensure you carry the skills you require in order for your career to progress and succeed. Get in touch to learn more about our available training courses.