16th - 17th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671:2008 update City & Guilds 2328-20

16th - 17th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671:2008 update City & Guilds 2328-20

Course summary

With the Health and Safety Executive recently publishing an increase in the number of fatalities in the workplace in the UK, there has never been a better time to ensure compliance and increase awareness of BS7671:2008 ( the 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations).

The BS7671:2008 is the Wiring Regulations. These are the national standards to which all domestic, commercial and industrial wiring must conform. The 17th Edition has been updated to be more in line with other European standards.

Our BS7671:2008 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Update course is focused on providing people with a clear understanding and appreciation of the differences between the 16th Edition and the current Regulations that apply to domestic, commercial and industrial work areas. An understanding of the Wiring Regulations is important for all maintenance people in industry. If a job involves working with plant, machinery products or the infrastructure that is powered by electricity, people should be aware of the standards as stated in BS7671:2008. The new 17th Edition came into effect on the 1st July 2008.


The 1 day course will address the amendments to each of the component parts of the 16th Edition Wiring Regulations.

  • Scope, object and fundamental principles
  • Definitions
  • Assessment of general characteristics
  • Protection for safety
  • Selection and erection of equipment
  • Inspection and testing
  • Special installations or locations
  • Appendices

Target group

This 1 day Update course is intended for personnel who work on or around machinery, systems and infrastructure powered by electricity and who have successfully completed the 2381 16th Edition Wiring Regulations course after June 2001.

Previous knowledge

This course is for personnel who already have the 16th Edition Wiring Regulations qualification, providedit was gained no earlier than June 2001. People who successfully completed the 2381 course pre June 2001 have to re-take the full course.


Participants must arrive for the course with their original IEE 16th edition certification as well as a form of photo-dentification in order to be eligible for City & Guilds certification.

Training outcomes

  • An understanding of the differences between the 16th and 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations as applies to domestic, commercial and industrial areas
  • How to reference material within the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations red book

For a course price and additional information please call (01604) 667068, or alternatively e-mail training.gb@festo.com

01604 667068