Electrical safety training in Scotland


NICEIC has completed its latest series of electrical safety talks to Local Authority Building Standards officers and surveyors in Scotland.

This was the third year NICEIC have carried out this training in conjunction with SELECT.
This year’s programme of eight events across Scotland, delivered information on BS 5839 -1 Fire Regulations and the upcoming proposed changes  to BS7671 via the 18th edition later this year .
Alan Wells, Technical Standards Director at NICEIC and Stuart Thompson, NICEIC Scotland Manager, delivered technical and interactive Q+A sessions to over 160 LABSS staff.
The talks are designed to raise standards and awareness of new developments in safety and building standards.
“This was the third year running we have delivered such talks, to key staff from all 32 Local Authorities ” commented Stuart .
“The appetite for these  events continues to grow year on year – showing the increasing interest and desire to learn more about electrical safety and the importance of using a registered electrician. This year we managed to include the Scottish Islands by utilising the latest AV technology .”
“It is important that we work closely with LABSS staff who are responsible for carrying out all building verification duties – a large part of which is made of assessing and checking electrical work and the associated certification, where a building warrant is required.
“By working together we can ensure staff are aware of what they should be looking out for and the appropriate procedures and standards are upheld consistently across the nation.”
With less than five months to go until the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring regulations is published NICEIC has set up an information hub with everything anyone involved in the electrical industry will need to know.

The website www.18edition.com contains all the latest news and information relating to the new standard. It also contains some useful videos from technical expert Darren Staniforth and will become the one stop shop for everyone looking to keep up-to-date with everything to do with the 18th edition.

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