Electrical Installation.

Course Title: Electrical Installation: 18th Edition (Level 3)

Course Description: The Electrical Installation: 18th Edition (Level 3) course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to understand and apply the regulations outlined in the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. This course is suitable for individuals who have a solid understanding of electrical principles and practices and wish to update their knowledge to comply with the latest wiring regulations. Participants will learn about electrical safety, wiring systems, protective devices, earthing and bonding, inspection, testing, and certification.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

  • Overview of the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations
  • Purpose and scope of the regulations
  • Changes and updates from previous editions
  • Key terminology and definitions

Module 2: Legal Requirements and Electrical Safety

  • Statutory requirements and legal obligations for electrical installations
  • Electrical safety regulations and responsibilities
  • Safe working practices and risk assessment in electrical installations
  • Protection against electric shock and fire hazards

Module 3: Wiring Systems and Cable Management

  • Selection and installation of wiring systems
  • Cable types, ratings, and sizing calculations
  • Cable management and containment systems
  • Installation methods and practices for different environments

Module 4: Protective Devices and Circuit Breakers

  • Types and selection of protective devices
  • RCDs (Residual Current Devices) and their applications
  • Circuit breakers and overload protection
  • Short-circuit protection and coordination

Module 5: Earthing and Bonding

  • Principles of earthing and bonding
  • Earthing systems: TN-S, TN-C-S, TT, and IT
  • Bonding requirements for metallic objects
  • Testing and verification of earthing and bonding systems

Module 6: Inspection, Testing, and Certification

  • Inspection and testing procedures for electrical installations
  • Electrical installation condition reports
  • Certification requirements and documentation
  • Remedial actions and follow-up testing

Module 7: Special Locations and Installations

  • Requirements for special locations: bathrooms, swimming pools, etc.
  • Outdoor installations and equipment
  • Agricultural and horticultural installations
  • Temporary electrical installations

Module 8: Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Electrical Installations

  • Energy efficiency measures in electrical installations
  • LED lighting and energy-efficient technologies
  • Electric vehicle charging points
  • Renewable energy systems integration

Module 9: Electrical Design and Calculations

  • Design considerations for electrical installations
  • Load calculations and diversity factors
  • Voltage drop calculations
  • Cable selection and sizing based on design requirements

Module 10: Case Studies and Practical Exercises

  • Analysis of real-world electrical installation scenarios
  • Practical exercises for inspection, testing, and verification
  • Simulated fault finding and problem-solving exercises
  • Review of installation designs and compliance assessments

Module 11: Assessment and Evaluation

  • Practical assessments to evaluate participants’ skills in inspection, testing, and installation practices
  • Written assessments to test theoretical knowledge of regulations and standards
  • Evaluation of participants’ ability to interpret and apply the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Feedback and recommendations for improvement