Introducing the new City & Guilds 2382-22 18th Edition Update (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022)
Introducing City & Guilds 2382-22 18th Edition Update (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022) Regulations Update eLearning Training Course
We’re delighted to introduce you the new City & Guilds 18th Edition Course (Amendment 2 Update), now available via e-Learning from the comfort of your home.
This City & Guilds course will enable you to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition known as BS 7671:2018 (Amendment 2 2022) Requirements for Electrical Installations.
Who is this Course for?
This course is aimed at Electricians’ involved with the design, installation or testing of electrical installations in accordance with the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations.
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Amendment 2 – What are the changes?
The IET and BSI have confirmed that the new regulations will come into effect immediately upon publishing on March 28, 2022, with the previous version, BS 7671:2018+A1:2020, to be withdrawn six months later.
Amendment 2 introduces a new requirement for Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs), updated requirements for the fire safety design for buildings and a new chapter on Prosumer’s Low Voltage Electrical Installations. This essential update to the IET Wiring Regulations will form the national standard to which all new electrical installations and additions, and alterations to existing electrical installations in the UK are to comply. The IET and BSI are now urging all electrical professionals to ensure they become familiar with the changes.
There’s been a lot of discussion around the 18th Edition BS 7671 regulations update, with significant changes introduced under Amendment 2 below:
- There are proposals for the removal of the RCD risk assessment used in non-dwelling installations and new requirements for mandatory installation of AFDDs.
- Chapter 42 has been rewritten to take account of fire engineering guidance and a new Appendix 13 has been produced to help electricians understand fire engineering terms, escape routes and fire protection.
- Chapter 44 regarding the transient overvoltages has been revised on the bullet points where the protection is required.
- Changes within Part 6 regarding the insulation resistance where circuits are vulnerable to damage but ensuring the cables are subject to full testing.
- Throughout Part 7 there are several changes to the sections although the majority are minor changes.
- The new Part 8 for Chapter 82 within BS 7671 covers energy efficiency measures, the interface with the smart grid, the management of electricity consumption, the management of renewable sources of electricity, and energy storage. Chapter 82 provides additional requirements, measures and recommendations for the design, erection and verification of all types of low-voltage (LV) electrical installations.
- The model forms in Appendix 6 have major changes which will reduce the amount of form filling.
Please note that this only gives an overview of draft proposals which may or may not be included in Amendment 2 of the 18th edition (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022), depending on the decision of the national committee, JPEL/64.
What to do if I already have the 2382-18 18th Edition?
You can simply upgrade your training by booking one of our available ‘Update Courses’ to bring you up to date with the regulations changes by clicking here.
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Once you’ve brought yourself up to speed with the City & Guilds 2382-22 18th Edition Update (BS 7671:2018+A2:2022) you can look at further developing your career as electrician by booking one of our available Inspection & Testing Courses.
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