MEET THE LECTURER
Introducing Colin McAhren from Luceco Academy ...
Colin McAhren MIET
Technical Business Development Manager
Colin McAhren is Luceco's very own technical expert, having joined the company back in 2018. Colin's day-to-day role involves supporting our sales teams with in-field technical support.
Colin also has the key responsibility of preparing Luceco's technical team in line with the release of Amendment 2 of the UK Wiring Regulations 18th Edition BS 7671.
Colin has a wealth of experience within the electrical industry and is even electrically qualified up to Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations.
As a recognised Member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET), Colin is an integral part of The Luceco Academy team.
As part of The Luceco Academy team, Colin provides CPD Accredited courses and educational seminars and workshops across England, Wales & Scotland.
Through the Luceco Academy, Colin hosts CPD presentations at Colleges located throughout the country.
Throughout 2022, Colin will host and livestream educational webinars in partnership with Voltimum.
Accredited CPD and Electrical Training
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies.
What is the 18th Edition BS 761?The IET Wiring Regulations is currently in its 18th Edition. BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 was published in March 2022 and came into effect on 28 March 2022.
I have mains powered smoke alarms throughout my house and have an 18th edition consumer unit including individual RCBO's. My question is, as there is no addition ways to add a SPD, I have purchased a mains double pole mains isolator with a type 2 SPD included, will this suffice to cover AMD2 requirements for SPD on safety circuits as long as requirements for length of live/earth cable is met?Yes, SPDs monitor the supply cables for high transient voltages in parallel. The use of independent enclosure with SPD and associated protection device for SPD where required will meet the requirements.
What is Amendment 2 to BS7671:2018?Amendment 2 of the 18th edition wiring regulations released on 28th March 2022, changes installation practices for contractors and the products they use for certain applications, particularly for the installation of domestic consumer units.
When does Amendment 2 come in to effect?Amendment 2 comes into effect immediately, and the previous version, BS 7671:2018+A1:2020, will be withdrawn on 27th September 2022.
Does the CPD form part of a City and Guilds Exam?No, this is not an exam it is professional accredited learning
What does ECS stand for?ECS stands for Electrotechnical Certification Scheme
Does your CPD carry points?Yes
If I haven’t sat the 18th Edition Exam, can I come along as I have an ECS card still in date?Yes
If I haven’t sat the 18th Edition Exam, can I come along?Yes
Will the certificate be sent or can we pick it up?Your certificate will be issued via email
What does CPD stand for?CPD is short for Continued Professional Development
Will this CPD go towards my ECS CPD points?Yes
Should I have received a confirmation email after registering my interest?No, we will be amending the system and customers will receive a confirmation email by next week.
Will this CPD go towards my ECS learning accreditation?Yes
Do we get a certificate?Yes - a certificate will be issued with a CPD reference code