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All you need to know about the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

Authored by Sam on November 22, 2018

As you are probably aware, the 18th Edition wiring regulations (BS7671:2018) replace the 17th Edition on 2nd July 2018. BS7671:2018 will apply to new installations from 1st Jan 2019. 


There are many significant modifications and extensions to the current regulations, to some areas such as protection against electric shock, and some areas have been completely revised. There are also several additions including a new chapter covering devices for isolation and switching. 


The link below will take you to the IET, and give a summary of the main changes, although it is important to be aware this is not an exhaustive list:,systems%20have%20also%20been%20redrafted.


You can fully update your training to get to grips with the new regulations here at GTEC on our 18th Edition Wiring Regulations - 3 day course (2382-18) City & Guilds Level 3. This certificate ensures you are up-to-date with all the latest industry regulations on wiring and the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems. 

This course is for anyone who needs an understanding of electrical wiring (gas installers, kitchen fitters, plumbers and builders) as is 3 days in total. The cost of the course includes training, assessment, certification fee and a course manual as well as lunch and refreshments throughout the day. 


The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations course, involves classroom-based training which focuses on the new wiring regulations standard BS7671:2018. There is no practical assessment, but candidates will be required to complete a 60-question multiple choice online exam, which will cover both the exisiting regulations and the changes. The exam is 'open-book' which means that throughout the duration of the two-hour exam, you will refer and use your 18th Edition book. If you do not have the new 18th Edition book and preferably the revised 18th Edition on-site guide. We can provide these books for you at cost. 


The course is certified by City & Guilds and upon successful completion of the course and exam, you will receive a City & Guilds certificate approx. 4 to 6 weeks after the course date. 


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