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Crowds flock to TechTalk events

Regional shows attract record number of contractors ahead of 18thEdition introduction

NICEIC and ELECSA’s latest Tech Talk series has attracted record crowds as contractors prepare for the upcoming introduction of the 18thEdition.

More than 3,000 conscientious contractors have now booked to attend one of the 23 regional shows.

The NICEIC and ELECSA team are now gearing themselves up for the second part of the series, which will see them visit nine more locations, and deliver talks even more electricians.

Darren Staniforth, Senior Technical Development Manager for NICEIC and ELECSA, commented:

“Come January, all electrical contractors in the UK will have to work from the 18th Edition of BS7671. Because of this we are seeing more and more contractors coming to our events to update their knowledge and make sure they have an understanding of the changes. TechTalks are a perfect way for contractors to get an overview of what they need to know and ask us any questions they might have about how it applies to their day to day work.”

More than 200 contractors attended each event in Manchester, Norwich and Chelmsford with other locations also proving popular.

In addition to the 18thEdition, Darren and the team also take a look at other aspects of the electrical A group of people at the 18thEdition tech taclkindustry and how that could affect the way contractors work in the future.

This includes talks on EICRs in rented properties, electric vehicle charging points and things to consider when designing heating installations.

“TechTalks are a great opportunity for sparks to get together and have a chat about what is going on in the industry. The crowds have been great so far and I would suggest to anyone who hasn’t been already to book their ticket fast,” added Darren.

Tickets cost just £25 and can be booked online at calling 0333 015 6626.

For further information about the TechTalk series please

Each event starts at 9am and finishes at 1.30pm. Every delegate gets a breakfast roll and refreshments as part of the package.

Remaining TechTalk Dates and Locations:




05 December 2018

Newcastle Rugby Club


06 December 2018

Middlesbrough FC


12 December 2018

Doncaster Racecourse


13 December 2018

Leeds United


23 January 2019

Cardiff City Stadium


24 January 2019

Cheltenham Racecourse


06 February 2019

Amex Stadium


07 February 2019

Southampton FC



*The 18thEdition of the wiring regulations was made available in July this year. Contractors were then given a six month transition period to get up to speed with the changes. 
From January 1 2019, it will then be a requirement that all electrical installations designed after this date comply with BS 7671:2018, 18th Edition (2018).

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