1. E

    18th edition needed

    Hi, Has any fellow trainees recently applied for JIB regrading after completing their NVQ. Tried claiming my card yesterday, but the ecs website is moaning about me not having the 18th, yet some of our apprentices have claimed their card without the 18th. I knew that new gold card applicants...
  2. J

    UK which electrical courses do i need??

    Hi my employer wants me to go on a electrical course so all electrical work is in-house. we are a large holiday park with over 300+ caravans with a mixture of fleet vans and privately owned also out buildings ie club house swimming pool.at the momment i do like for like and issue a minor works...
  3. A

    AFDD requirement and smoke alarms 18th ed

    Am I correct in thinking under the 18th edition for a new build property an AFDD is compulsory or is this not the case if risk assessed? I am still yet to complete my 18th ed. Also for new build properties is it still ok to hard wire smoke and fire detectors off lighting circuits under 18th...
  4. G

    18th edition wiring regulations update exam in Worcestershire wanted

    Does anyone know where I can book the 18th edition wiring regulations update exam. I live in Worcestershire, I want to just sit the exam, I do not need a course as I only passed the 17th edition last year.
  5. Gavin John Hyde

    Full set of 18th ed pocket guides

    The NICEIC have updated all the pocket guides. the new 18th set is more detailed than the 17th version. There are now around 40 pocket guides. pretty much all the useful bits you use day to day from the regs are on them. Have included a copy of the pdf from the NICEIC website for those who want...
  6. B

    Any advice for 18th edition course and exam

    Hi everyone, I am trying to get 18th edition certificate and booked a 3 days course and ordered the blue book. Once the book arrive us, I will start to study and my course will start on 1st July. I am new in England. Before I came to England, I worked 5 years in Turkey and 6 months in Italy as...
  7. F

    18th edition Course.

    hi I’ve got my 18th edition course next week, just wondered if there were any past papers floating around or if there are example questions? Just been a while since I’ve been in the classroom so wanted to try and prepare. Thanks
  8. S

    18th edition and the requirement to upgrade consumer units when electric hobs are replaced

    Good morning does anyone know about anything in the 18th edition and the requirement to upgrade consumer units when electric hobs are replaced? i had a customer ask me about it this morning. Many thanks Simon
  9. Bob Geldoff1234

    Sat the 18th Edition exam today

    Well sat the 18th today and passed top of my class(8 people) with 90% so I'm happy with that:).Most people on my course got between 70-80%.One lad only got 60%:( I did find the 18th exam harder than the 17th in which way the questions were worded.Also there seemed to be trick questions put in...
  10. D

    Plastic Cable Ties & the 18th Ed

    I have just watched a fire alarm system being installed and the fitters used all plastic cable ties on the cable tray. Not a metal tie or bandy insight Are metal ties still optional ??
  11. M

    Advice needed On 18th edition boards. When do fit SPD boards?

    I’m An NICEIC DI. I haven’t got around to doing my 18th yet and I haven’t got the new literature. How do you determine if you need to fit an SPD board. Should I start fitting these on all my jobs now?
  12. S

    18th edition online course

    Hey guys Currently looking to do my 18th is edition but due to work and having time off I think I’m going to go down the online course route. Which course did you guys choose if you went down the online route ? Thanks
  13. Electrical2go

    Industrial 18th Edition - How has it changed what boards you buy?

    We're interested in what changes you've made to become 18th edition compliant. We want to ensure we're stocking what you need most at Electrical2Go. So Overload and Surge Protection... Are you buying fully populated 18th Edition boards? Or buying cheaper boards and adapting? Cheers...
  14. Lauren DH

    Info on the 18th Edition course

    Hi Everyone I got quite a bit of advice on my last question so just thought id ask for help again. I'm a electrician planning on moving to Scotland in a few months. I have to complete the 18th Edition course and as im working full time and living in Ireland still i plan to do it online and then...
  15. S

    18th Edition cert issue

    Can anyone help as I have taken my 18th edition but the employer I took it with has refused to send the certificate. They have sent an email of the certificate and I have forwarded this to ECS to update my card but they have put this on hold, for some reason. I no longer work for this company...
  16. P

    18th edition exam - my thoughts

    I Just did my 18th edition exam and I will share my thoughts with those that haven't yet taken it, and although I ordered the 18th bs7671 book last summer, it sat in a cupboard still wrapped in the cardboard it was delivered in until about 5-6 days before my exam. I watched the sparkyninji...
  17. Z

    Cable clips as per 18th edition.

    Friends, I'm rewiring my brothers house tomorrow. Can someone tell me if the new 18th edition allows me to use the plastic cable clips to secure the cables to joists etc? Or do I have to replace them with metal ones? Thanks ZippyMo Trainee Sparks
  18. michaelw6

    Again the dreaded 18th edition additions...AFDDs

    Ive search the forums and cannot find a conclusive answer. I have been reading my New Regs Book today (Thank you sam400) and the IET BSI changes within BS7671:2018. Now it says 'chapter 42 protection against thermal effects:- New regulation 421.1.7 recommending installation of arc fault devices...
  19. AlmondSauce

    Appendix 17 (BS7671 18th ed)

    Hi all, I've heard about the new "energy efficiency" appendix in the 18th edition, and I'm aware it's optional at this stage - but there seems to be precious little information online about the specifics. I'd imagine this just imposes tighter restrictions on voltage drops, power factor, etc...
  20. N

    18th Regulation 411.3.4

    Afternoon all, Have a quotation regarding garage lighting which requires alteration. It’s a set of flats with a seperate large garage area which id class as commercial hence not needing an rcd as reg Regulation 411.3.4 states only in domestic. The head of the flats is saying it’s classed as...
  21. Top Cat

    18th Edition, do I need it?

    Just had my NICEIC inspection and said I haven't done the course yet and do I need it. He said no hurry, sometime this year will do. Worth doing in case one of your customers ask if you have got it. Now it all seemed a bit vague as if they do not know if we must have it. What are your feelings?
  22. J

    Domestic NIC 18th Ed Online Learning Material - Mistake?

    So am on one of the last modules concerning the appendices and i am sure the formula at the bottom of the screen grab (see lower down) should say ...0.8 x Zs and not ...0.8 x Ze. Further, i can't seem to find this formula in the regs book - i guess because it is 'Informative' only maybe? The...
  23. S

    NO cpc lighting 18th edition

    Went to fit new light fittings in a loft conversion today. The existing ceramic half moon uplights were installed using 2 core flex buried in the plaster going I know not where! I've come across 2 core systems in old peabody trust estates that where complient as long as double insulated fittings...
  24. S

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NICEIC 18th Edition Software

    I am having problems with the new software and wondered if perhaps a wiser head than mine can help me work around the problem Basically the new software is rubbish and the NICEIC couldn't be less helpful and it took 3 phone calls for the relevant department to admit to their being a problem -...
  25. J

    Domestic 18th Ed. 715.422.107.2 Extra Low Voltage Lighting Question

    Hi Re the above on page 295 of the 18th Ed. regs, it states that for prevention of fire from a short circuit... One of these areas is a device that protects against short circuit should disconnect within 0.3 seconds when a power increase of 60W (2.5A) occurs. I have looked at a few...
  26. J

    Domestic IEE 18th, 701.415.2 p241 - sup bonding bathroom

    Hi Old time 15th Ed. working way through 18th in prep for 18th test, also been a while since i wired in anger so to speak :-). 701.415.2 states that i can omit supplementary bonding in my bathroom so long as i have a protective equipotential bond compliant to 411.3.1.2 and finals in the...
  27. nicnic66

    18th Edition course prices, self employed only please.

    Just wondered what sort of prices people were paying for the full course? Seen varying costs advertised. TIA
  28. edexlab

    Bonding tray in 18th edition

    I've not yet got a copy or read the 18th ed But I heard the other day from a young Engineer at work who's doing the course ( his first time doing regs exam) that in the 18th it's compulsory to bond all joins in tray etc Can anyone elaborate on this?
  29. C

    18th edition virtual college

    Has anyone used virtual college to do the 18th edition course? I have completed the course on their website and am trying to now book my test but all they have done is put me into contact with the NICEIC.
  30. F

    18th edition board requirements ?

    Hi, Could I ask as I’m newish to this industry, I’m trying to get a definitive or generally accepted layout for a typical 18th edition domestic board. SPD, increased RCD rating etc. What’s the requirement for a new domesic install??? Thanks.
  31. J

    Domestic 559.5.1 18th Ed. p219 Luminaire fixed connections

    Hi 559.5.1. My question is that for any luminare in the UK must be complaint to one of the methods (BS standards) listed in the list, or else we would not be compliment fitting and connecting to? Is that correct? So if the fitting is not supplied with any details in relation to the points...
  32. J

    Domestic 554.3.2 - p212 18th Ed Question

    Hi This reg relates to elements of water heaters that are not insulated, not electrode based water heaters. It states that a separate earth must be provided in addition to the CPC. It seems that some showers also follow this principle. Anyone know of any modern day domestic showers that use...
  33. A

    SWA cleats complying to 18th edition?

    Good evening, I was wondering if anyone has seen SWA cleats that would comply with the 18th edition reg 521.10.202 (i.e. not liable to premature collapse etc...)? The data sheet for cleats produced by SWAonline say they are 'stable' between -350c and 1050c but they are still made of plastic...
  34. RutlandFox

    Domestic 18th Edition Compliant Consumer Unit

    Hello all. Quick question: Are 17th reg 3rd amendment metal consumer units compliant with 18th edition regs? eg Hager VML716RKO Many thanks (Newbie)
  35. J

    18th ed exam format questions

    I've booked to do the 18th edition exam, i have to do the 3 day course as i never did the update, i'm sure i could have passed just doing the one day course or just the exam. Anyone done the 18th course/exam is the format of the 18th edition same as the 17th, 60 question, so many questions per...
  36. R

    Just passed 18.................th

    Posted first msg ,just passed 18th at rebus ,10 years since I picked the Reg book up lol a good course reminded how much my brain could hurt :tonguewink:
  37. N

    BS7671 18th Edition 1st Ammendment

    So what do we think about this then?
  38. A

    1st Amendment to 18th 2020

    Just saw SparkyNinja post on you tube about the 1st amendment to the 18th coming out in 2020 :(
  39. Zdb

    18th edition amendment 1

    It's on it's way!!!!!!
  40. Savdar1810

    IET Wiring Regs 18th Edition App

    Has anyone used the IET wiring regs 18th Edition app for android? Just wondering how useful it is and how legit it is, the mock questions in it are in a totally different written format from the other virtual mock exams I have done online recently.
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