In July this year the Institution of Engineering and Technology IET) published the first amendment to the 17th Edition wiring regulations and in the process set out the national standard for which all new electrical installations are to comply. William Davies, Area Engineer, NICEIC, explains:
It seems that you can’t turn anywhere at the moment without seeing something about the 17th Edition wiring regulations and the impact they’re having on the electrical industry.
To find out more about the effect they’ll have on installers Professional Electrician talked to Legrand’s François Dupré, who ha...
In October’s second VoltiNEWS you can read what the IET has to say about 17th Edition qualifications, including which qualifications would be most appropriate taking into account experience and prior qualifications.
The 17th Edition includes a new Part 7 (Special Locations), which includes new requirements for bathrooms. All those involved in electrical installation work need to be familiar with these new requirements. Help is at hand, in the form of a new edition of IEE Guidance Note 7 (Special Locations).
BS 7671:2008 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition was published in January this year. Installations designed after the 30th June 2008 are to comply with BS 7671:2008.
The IET's Wiring Regulations - BS7671:2008 (17th Edition) - have just been amended for the first time. Voltimum UK Managing Editor James Hunt takes a look at the changes in a little more detail in this VoltiTECH: