Regs Sales Low

by Editor on June 20, 2012

The sales of Electrical Regs books are low according to the ECA.  Apparently only 66,000 copies of the latest edition of BS7671 have been purchased since its publication in July 2011. There are approximately 270,000 electricians in the UK.

Does that mean that there are 200,000 electricians who don’t feel the need to upgrade or not working to the current edition of the wiring regs?

Are they book sharing?

Is it the price that’s the problem?

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Peter June 21, 2012 at 09:14

Yes, I believe the book price is a tad expensive. If it was a little more affordable perhaps many more Elecrtricians would buy an up to date copy and possibly the general public might also, so that they would be more aware of the complexities to electrical work, and dare I say go about DIY work in a more responsible manner.

Brian dodge June 21, 2012 at 06:11

I myself was reluctant to purchase the latest edition. Two publications in three years is ridiculous, I think alot of sparks think the regs are a money spinner, at £60 to £70 a pop and 200 000 electricians, it’s not a bad earner.

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