Are you now fully up to date with BS 7671:2018?

Now that the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018) has been in effect for a few months, all electrical contractors should be up to date with the new requirements.

Mark Coles, Head of Technical Regulations at the IET, says, “The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations contains some significant changes to the way all electrical professionals are required to carry out their work in order to safeguard themselves and the public. With this in mind, it is essential that all electrical professionals ensure that they are up to speed with the new requirements.”

This includes new and amended requirements and recommendations around the use of Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs), Surge Protection Devices (SPDs), methods of support of wiring systems and earthing arrangements for Electric Vehicle charging equipment, among others.

To help industry get up to date, the IET offers a dedicated course on their online training resource, the IET Academy, offering comprehensive training for City & Guild’s 2382:18 qualification.

The IET Academy provides the only course for 2382 that has been prepared by the IET, which jointly publishes the IET Wiring Regulations with BSI. The authors have been carefully selected for their industry experience and knowledge of BS 7671. It is also the only online course to be endorsed by City & Guilds for this qualification.

David Phillips, Executive Director, Market Strategy, Products and Services at City & Guilds, says, “City & Guilds is committed to the highest standards of skills development and learning in the electrotechnical industry. We are proud to have collaborated with the IET on this innovative online tool, which will upskill thousands of individuals on the 18th Edition. It will enable electrical professionals to get up to scratch on this important new regulation quickly, flexibly and cost-effectively.”

Fitting around work, the IET Academy provides a learning solution that doesn’t take electricians away from their job and can be completed anywhere, at any time.

The course, which is suitable for anyone needing a working knowledge of BS 7671 – including electrical installers, designers, specifiers and those working in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment – will also fully prepare electricians for the City & Guilds 2382:18 exam.

Martin Davies, Head of the IET Academy, adds, “The IET Academy’s Wiring Regulations course provides a customisable and flexible approach to technical learning and knowledge, allowing electricians to be in control of how their learning is delivered. This not only ensures that the course is manageable around working hours, but by using an IET endorsed course, electricians can be safe in the knowledge that they are familiar with the current requirements for electrical wiring, as well as preparing them for their City & Guilds 2382:18 exam.”

The course is available for individuals or for corporate customers. For more information, visit or contact

The IET also offers BS 7671 and a range of expert guidance, both in print and digital versions to help you get up to date with the 18th Edition changes. Find out more at

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