Electrical Duty Holders – What’s New

The 18th Edition will be arriving on 1st July 2018…

Seminar Content

  • NEW 18th Edition Wiring Regulations – Overview of the changes
  • Arc Flash Hazard – A real and present danger
  • Corporate Manslaughter – Can I be implicated?
  • Dutyholder Responsibilities – Ignorance is no defence
  • Inspection and Testing Records – Control at your fingertips…TraQit

NEW IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition – Overview of the changes

An update of the changes to BS7671:2018 IET Wiring Regulations and how they may affect you as a Dutyholder. Summary of the changes linked to Inspection and Testing.

Speaker: George Murphy
Former Head of the Electrical Department at Blackburn Technical College and former Senior Electrical Tutor at NECTA. Currently, the Principal Electrical Consultant for Trimble. (formerly known as Amtech).

In his role as Senior Tutor at NECTA, George tailor made and delivered electrical training for many blue chip companies; including Nestle, Virgin Active and Leeds Teaching Hospital.

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TraQ-it Demo

with: Ian Carnall

There will be a short demonstration of TraQ-it, the innovative interactive website developed by Guardian. The TraQ-it system will ensure your records are current, accurate and consolidated and will justifiably drive down costs.

A further detailed demo can then be provided on a one to one basis after the seminar or by appointment.

Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007 – Can I be implicated?

This offence is concerned with corporate liability and does not apply to directors or other individuals who have a senior role in the company or

However, existing health and safety offences and gross negligence manslaughter will continue to apply to individuals.

Recent tragedies have focused the minds of Health & Safety Professionals, and this section of the seminar is intended to clarify their position with respect to accountability.

Speaker: John Quick
Chief Executive, Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd

John has over 40 years’ experience in the Electrical Industry. He joined NECTA as Group MD in 1999 and is now Chairman of Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd. During this time, John has specialised in the provision of complete Electrical Safety services for a multitude of blue chip clients, including Yorkshire Water, Toyota and BOC.

Arc Flash Hazard – A real and present danger

Electrical arcing (sometimes called a ‘flashover’ or ‘arc flash’), perhaps as a result of a short circuit caused by unsafe working practices, can generate intense heat leading to deep-seated and slow-healing burns, even if it persists for a short time.

This presentation will describe the arcing phenomenon, how to perform a risk assessment and how to implement appropriate risk control measures in order to manage the arc flash hazard as follows:

  • What are the hazards?
  • Correct selection of use and equipment
  • Actions for Managers and Supervisors
  • Accessing Safe Working Practices
  • Working Live or Dead?
  • Typical Permit to Work

Speaker: John Maplesden
Engineering Safety & Projects Ltd

John Maplesden has led over 200 arc flash hazard studies across a wide range of facilities in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With his first study completed in 1995 John is probably longest serving arc flash practitioner in the UK.

He has constantly updated his knowledge of the relevant standards and best practice in this rapidly evolving field. A Chartered Engineer and a Member of the IET and IEEE John has more than 40 years’ experience in industry

Dutyholder Responsibility – Ignorance is no defence

The EaWR 1989 have remained the same for the last 28 years, however, there have been numerous changes to British Standards and now a major change is upon us with the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

Technology has evolved during this period and particularly so during the last 10 years. Whilst the EaWR 1989 has remained the same, the approach to electrical compliance has evolved. Considering the continuous changes and technological advancements:

    • Do you understand how much and how often Inspection & Testing must be undertaken?
    • Are you aware that record control is now at your fingertips and costs of an Inspection & Testing programme can now
      justifiably be reduced?

Speaker: Ian Carnall
I.Eng MIET Managing Director, Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd

Heavily involved in EaWR 1989 since its inception, leading to a variety of Senior roles within the Electrical Safety Industry; former MD of Napit, MD of NECTA, MD of Connaught Compliance Electrical and latterly MD of Guardian Electrical Compliance Ltd. Ian works closely with several blue chip companies to deliver a cost effective and efficient program, ensuring clients remain compliant. Prestigious clients include, Manchester United, Nestle, JCB, Tata, Toyota, BAE, Caterpillar and many of the UK’s leading Universities and Hospitals.