SEMINAR TIMETABLE

Elex helps keep electricians up-to-date with the latest technical updates and new rules and regulations, including the 18th Edition. Each show has an extensive seminar schedule, packed with practical information and guidance. All the sessions are presented by leading industry experts and explore key issues facing electricians today. There’s no need to pre-book, just pre-register to attend the show.

The free technical seminars are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
The IET are proud to be the headline sponsor of ElexShow again in 2024

THE IET SEMINAR AREA

10.30–11.00 | BS 7671 MIS 3012 SOLAR PV: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

Exploring the benefits of installing Solar PV allowing to gain valuable knowledge about this technology.  Join this seminar to learn what you need to know to stay compliant and ahead of the game. Topics will include: Selecting correct Cable type AC and DC, RCD, Rated diversity factors, SPDs, AFDDs and other design considerations. 

 

Presented by NAPIT JPEL 64 experts, with support from a panel of manufacturing experts.

 


11.10–11.40 | EV DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

 

IET and a panel of industry experts will discuss Rated Diversity Factor (RDF), RCD selection, cable selection and fire safety in the session on EV design considerations.


Presented by IET

 

 

11.50-12.20 | TOP 5 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING POINT INSTALLATIONS

As the world moves away from fossil fuels, electrical contractors will be charged with delivering the installations required for electric vehicles. Join NICEIC for this CPD-accredited seminar session covering the top 5 tips to ensure you navigate EVCP installations successfully, every time. The session will cover:

• Navigating building regulations

• Correctly administering DNO notifications

• Choosing the correct protective devices

• Certification requirements

• Requirements of 722 

 

Presented by NICEIC

 
 
12.30–13.00 | NAPIT CODEBREAKERS HOW TO CODE OBSERVATIONS

Explaining the variety of outcomes for observations found during an EICR with an interactive audience participation in line with BS 7671:2018+A2:2022. Based upon actual EICR findings, find out what the issues are how to apply classification codes when dealing with a range of problems encountered found while carrying out EICRs.

 

Presented by NAPIT JPEL 64 experts.

 


13.10–13.40 | FROM THE IET HELPLINE

Discussing up-to-the minute topics such as the use of generators and earthing requirements, cables liable to premature collapse and consumer units when undertaking alterations and additions.


Presented by IET

 

 

13.50–14.20 | ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS TO AN EXISTING INSTALLATION

 

One of the fundamental principles of BS 7671 is that no addition or alteration to an existing installation should be undertaken without confirming that the rating and condition of any existing equipment will be adequate for the altered circumstances.

Join NICEIC for this 30 minute CPD-accredited session where we explore the intricacies of preparing for work on existing installations, covering crucial considerations, including: 

  • Earthing and bonding arrangements
  • Supply capacity
  • Recognising defects and omissions in the existing installation which could affect the safety of the addition or alteration
  • Certification requirements for the addition or alteration
 

Presented by NICEIC

 

 

14.30–15.00 | BS 7671 MIS 3012 ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS 

Exploring the benefits of installing Solar PV & EESS allowing to gain valuable knowledge about these technologies Following the recent significant changes to BS 7671:2018+A2:2022, join this seminar to learn what you need to know to stay compliant and ahead of the game

 

Presented by NAPIT JPEL 64 experts, with support from a panel of manufacturing experts.

THE IET LEARNING LOUNGE

*DAY 1: 10.20–10.50 | ADVANCING INDUSTRY STANDARDS: THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FOR THE ELECTROTECHNICAL CERTIFICATION SCHEME (ECS)

Andy Reakes is responsible for driving growth and innovation in the industry by developing and implementing strategic initiatives and partnerships, including technology developments. In his update, Andy will cover off the latest changes to individual competence requirements both within ECS, and as part of the Building Safety Regulator requirements, and EAS Qualifications guide for QS status. This is an opportunity to find out more about what you will need to be able to evidence to enter certain projects and achieve these statuses, as well systems like CSCS Smart Check, one app capable of checking all 2million plus CSCS Alliance cards across 38 schemes. Andy is well connected into government, main contractors, awarding organisations, training providers and employers to bring them together to develop occupational frameworks that support upskilling. Andy is also on Working Group 2: Installers, as part of the Competence Working Groups established post-Grenfell, part of the City of London Sustainable Skyline taskforce, a member of the EAS Management Committee, as well as a number of standard setting and strategic bodies across the sector

Presented by Andy Reakes, Director of Growth and Development – JIB and ECS

 

 

*DAY 2: 10.20-10.50 | CAN YOUR COMPANY BENEFIT FROM JIB MEMBERSHIP?

if your company is growing and you need support with HR for employee terms and conditions the JIB can offer an easy one-stop-shop with a comprehensive employee benefits scheme including private medical insurance which is great for you and your employees. The top reason our members value the JIB is an enhancement of your company’s profile – JIB membership is a mark of quality and highly regarded as a professional standard in the industry. Come along and hear from Roger Horne who will discuss the benefits JIB membership can offer your business.

Presented by Roger Horne, Head of Membership – JIB and ECS

 
11.00–11.30 | BS 5839-1

Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings Part 1: Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises is the British Standard most commonly referenced when working with fire alarm system. Jake and Tim will provide a brief overview of the standard and its application in non-domestic premises.

 

Presented by ESP

 

 

11.40–12.10 | SURGE PROTECTION FAQs 

The presentation this year will be looking more in depth at the questions and misunderstandings surrounding the application and installation of surge protection devices. 

 

Presented By Surge Protection Devices

 

 

12.20–12.50 | SAFE ISOLATION – “WHAT’S YOUR EXCUSE?”

While many electrical contractors are proficient in performing safe isolation, recent statistics indicate that a significant number of them are not adhering to the practice.The upcoming ESF session will provide an overview of the Electricity at Work Regulations, including your responsibilities under the regulations. The session will also cover safe working practices, with a refresher on the safe isolation procedure, GS 38 equipment considerations, and a closer look at Best Practice Guide 2 and how it can support you.

 

Presented by David Powell and Richard Harvey, CertEd, Electrical Installation Safety Engineers, Electrical Safety First

 

 

13.00–13.30 | CONSUMER UNIT MASTERCLASS

 

In today’s modern world, there are many considerations required for selecting the correct type of consumer unit and protective devices. Learn from Hager’s industry experts how to achieve safe and compliant installations when faced with 

difficult complex topics, such as:

• Bidirectional current flow

• Assembly requirements considering generators

• Continuously and simultaneously loaded circuits

• EV charging supplies

 

Presented by circuit protection experts Hager

 
 
13.40-14.10 | BUILDING REGULATIONS

It is well understood within the electrical contracting industry that a series of British Standards must be considered when designing, installing and testing electrical installations. These include, BS 7671, BS 5839-1/6, BS 5266-1 amongst others. In addition to these standards, legislation also applies to those working within the industry. Such legislation includes the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 (as amended), and the Building Regulations 2010.

Jake and Tim will take a look at the many elements of the Building Regulations (England) that may apply to the work of designers and installers of electrical installations.

 

Presented by Scolmore Group

 
 
14.20-14.50 | THE IET’S OPEN PEN SPECIFICATION AND NEUTRAL CURRENT DIVERSION RESEARCH

The IET’s Open PEN specification will be discussed, the object and implications of the standard and what it means to you. Then Neutral Current Diversion (NCD) research will be discussed and your help in contributing to the research is not just requested but absolutely necessary!

 

Presented by IET

 

* Only on for one of the two days

CPD ACCREDITED

All sessions are accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

 

To help you record and update your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) personal record, all sessions at the seminar area are now CPD accredited.

 

 

All you have to do is scan a QR code at the seminar to get your free CPD certificate of attendance.