• Frank Bertie MIET, JPEL 64, Sub A Deputy Chair, IEC TC 64 MT4

    Frank Bertie has been an integral part of the electrical installation industry for over four decades. Initially starting out in the Scottish electrical contracting industry, Frank moved to London in the late eighties to begin specialising in inspection and testing.

    As NAPIT Chief Technical Officer and Trade Association Chairman, Frank sits on a wide range of influential industry committees, including IET Wiring Regulation Committee JPEL 64 and Sub Committee A, BSI Committee, EAS Management Committee, Electrical Safety Roundtable, and the Electrical Safety First Technical Committee, his vast experience and technical knowledge of the electrical industry is second to none. Frank represents NAPIT at events such as EXPO and ELEX Tool Fair, offering his expertise to all members first-hand.

  • Richard Townsend IEng CMS MIET, JPEL 64 Sub C/D, IEC TC 64 MT1/MT2

    NAPIT Technical Development Engineer, Richard Townsend, is a technical adviser and writer for NAPIT. He writes and edits NAPIT's publications as well as regular articles for The Competent Person Magazine, Richard represents NAPIT at events such as EXPO and ELEX Tool Fair offering his expertise to all our members first-hand.

    With over 30 years’ experience in the electrical industry with extensive technical understanding of the electrical industry and an extensive knowledge on the of the Wiring Regulations.

    Richard was previously Senior Electrical Engineer at the IET, Secretary to Panel A of JPEL 64 including author and editor of the 4th edition of the IET’s Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. Richard previously worked for Sercos Leisure business as their Chief Electrical Engineer and Midlands Senior Technical Manager.

  • Paul Chaffers MIET, JPEL 64 Sub B Deputy Chair

    NAPIT Technical Events Manager, and Technical Author Paul Chaffers oversees technical events such as EXPO and ELEX, as well as our webinars and publications. He also sits on numerous committees and forums, including: BSI/IET Wiring Regulation Committee JPEL/64/B, BEAMA Wiring Regulations panel, Electrical Safety Firsts Wiring Regulations Advisory Group and the IET industry forums.

    With over 30 years' experience in the electrical industry, ensure you learn from the best by taking advantage of his in-depth understanding of the inspection process as well as technical knowledge of the Wiring Regulations.

  • Kirsty Johnson MIET, JPEL 64 Sub D

    Kirsty Johnson is considered a leading expert in the field of surge and lightning protection devices, and as such sits on the JPEL committee as an expert in the subject. Unlike many people in technical roles, Kirsty started her electrical career in sales, but had a natural aptitude for electrical design requirements and began working her way through the company, now sitting as the technical director for Sure Protection Devices LTD and also achieving MIET status last year.

  • Paul Collins IEng MIET JPEL 64 Sub A

    Paul is Technical & Training Manager for Hager Ltd and is responsible for providing the technical information of Hager products to which he has detailed knowledge. He also has responsibility for developing training courses offered by the company for CPD and for City & Guilds. Paul has worked in the industry for over 30 years starting out in electrical product development and short circuit testing. Paul is also a qualified College lecturer and has worked for a number of years teaching City & Guilds courses on BS 7671 and Inspection & Testing.

  • Andrew Waring

    Andrew Waring is the Technical Manager for Chint Europe (UK). Since joining the Chint Technical Team 7 years ago he has gained valuable insight into the problems faced by engineers and enjoys finding solutions. In his current role as Technical Manager, Andrew specifies and maintains product standards for the UK product portfolio.

    Andrew obtained a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University, which provides him with a deeper understanding of how devices work, not just what they do.

Session Times

  • Introduction to BS 7671 Amendment 2, Parts 1 -4

    Frank, Paul and Richard introduce the new Amendment 2 publication. Discussing the overview on scope, object and fundamental principles (part 1), definitions (part 2) and assessment of general characteristics (part 3).

    There is a discussion on new requirements for Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDD) with Paul Collins and an audience Q&A.

    Timings: 9.00am
  • BS 7671 Amendment 2, Parts 4 (continued)-6

    Frank, Paul and Richard open the session as they look into section 422 concerning precautions where particular risks of fire exist.

    They are then joined by Kirsty to discuss the changes to Surge Protection Devices before moving on to part 5 concerning selection and erection of equipment, discussing the requirements of identification and notices.

    Andrew then takes to the floor to discuss Types of RCD's and latest requirements, concluding with Frank explaining the changes to inspection and testing regarding insulation resistance and RCD testing and an audience Q&A.

    Timings: 10.30am
  • BS 7671 Amendment 2, Parts 7-8 and Appendices

    The third and final session concludes with Frank, Paul and Richard discussing the final sections of the amendment, part 7 on special installation or locations, bathroom socket outlets and update to EV charging requirements.

    Paul Collins joins for part 8 concerning functional requirements and the technical implications. The session is closed with an explanation on the appendices (for escape routes and fire protection), model forms and a final Q&A.

    Timings: 12.00pm