1 day course
18th Edition Wiring Regulations Update Course
It is the responsibility of every contracting electrician to ensure they are fully conversant with current electrical regulations, but it is equally important that maintenance electricians and electrical managers have sound knowledge of the regulations that relate to their environments and operations.
This course is recommended for holders of the current 17th Edition qualification to Amendment 3 2015 standard. It is primarily aimed at electrical tradespersons and electrical managers to make them aware of the changes introduced to the wiring regulations and implications to design and installation practices. The course will also be of great benefit to companies that intend to perform inspection and testing of fixed wiring installations by providing a sound knowledge of the latest version of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.
The course builds to a 2-hour open book examination consisting of 60 multiple choice questions.
The course fee includes; comprehensive course notes, refreshments and a buffet lunch (lunch and refreshments are not included for onsite training).
Please note, delegates will require a copy of the BS7671:2018 publication, both for the training course and examination. The course fee does not include a copy of this.
The course focuses on the changes brought in by the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, including:
- Part 1 – Scope, Object and Fundamental Principles
- Part 2 – Definitions
- Part 3 – Assessment of General Characteristics
- Part 4 – Protection for Safety
- Chapter 41 - Protection against electric shock
- Chapter 46 – Isolation and Switching
- Part 5 – Selection and Erection of Equipment
- Part 6 – Inspection and Testing
- Chapter 64 – Initial Verification
- Chapter 65 – Periodic Inspection and Testing
- Part 7 – Special Installations or Locations
The first amendment to BS7671, the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations was published on the 1st February 2020. It contains an updated Section 722 on Electric Vehicle Charging Installations. This update will come into place immediately and will be referenced in the course.
Amendment 1 is free to view online. For the read only version click here.
To purchase your own copy to print, please visit the IET website.
Can this course be attended online?
Yes we can offer this training as a Virtual online course. Please click here to find out more.
Do I have to resit the full course if I am unsuccessful in the exam?
Hopefully you will pass first time but, if required you can simply resit the exam rather than having to attend the whole course again.
Why do I need the publication for the course?
The publication will be referenced throughout the training and will be needed for the end of course open book exam
When do I sit the exam?
This will take place on the afternoon of the course
When will I find out if I have been successful in the end of course exam?
Results will be available instantaneously after completing the assessment.
Will I be able to sign off Electrical Installations on successful completion of this course?
No, the correct course to attend would be our City & Guilds 2391-52 course. Please click here to find out more.
The following books are recommended reading and are essential for specific courses with examinations.
If you are booking a course, please purchase your books at the same time as you are buying the seats. We can post them to you, or delegates can collect them on the day of the course.
If books are purchased independently of a course, we will deliver these to your company address.
The following courses are also available and may complement and build upon the knowledge gained
on the City & Guilds 2382-18: 18th Edition Update course.