18th Edition Wiring Regs Preview

26 June 2017

The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations is proposed to be published in July 2018 and in force in January 2019. The significant changes from the 17th edition will cover: Protection Against Overvoltage- Lightning and required Risk Assessments Protection Against Fire- AFDDs Heating Cables and Embedded Heating Systems- Documentation and Metallic Grid Energy Efficiency- […]

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17th- Amendment 3 The Changes Update

25 October 2014

This post updated June 2015. The 3rd amendment to the 17th edition of the wiring regulations BS7671 was published in January 2015 and any installations designed after June 2015 must comply. Check out price to buy at Amazon BS7671 Amendment 3. Make sure you order the new yellow book and not the Amd 2 green […]

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Over-Regulation and the Life of an Electrician

12 April 2012

Electricians carry out important essential work and are increasingly required to update their knowledge and qualifications. But is over-regulation pressurising experienced electricians into considering leaving the trade and what about the future for life as an electrician? Constant Changes I accept that electrical safety regulations have to change to keep up with new technology and […]

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Periodic Inspection Testing Procedures

1 October 2011

This article gives an overview of the range of recommended electrical testing procedures required for Periodic Inspections and Condition Reporting (EICR). You should refer to BS7671 or Guidance Note 3 for a full list of the requirements for Inspection and Testing. Important This article is an overview of the requirements for electrical testing and inspection. BS7671 and […]

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Regulations for Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations

21 July 2011

This article gives an overview of the requirements for 17th Edition of BS7671 regarding inspecting and testing condition reports or EICRs for electrical installations.  Please refer to the actual wiring regs and Guidance Note 3 for more detail and specific information. Warning Carrying out electrical inspection reports and certification without sufficient experience and training can be very dangerous for the […]

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Surge Protection Devices-SPDs and Section 534 Amendment 1 of BS7671

11 June 2011

This article gives some information about Surge Protection.  Even if you’re not particularly concerned about SPDs it’s worth watching the video clip to see the effect of an electrical surge and to make yourself aware of the damage that even very short overvoltages can cause. Surge Protection Devices Modern electronic equipment and devices are vulnerable to […]

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Electrical Online Training for Electricians

10 June 2011

I’ve signed up to a great new way of learning online and it’s good news for electricians ! Online learning specialists Learning Lounge have launched an online training solution which is ideal for electricians.  The subscription based website offers online training resources which can be great for electricians and trainees looking for flexible learning without the need to […]

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Building Regulations Electricians

28 September 2010

Electrical installations in dwellings (England & Wales) In the past an electrician’s main concern was mainly with the technical part of an electrical installation and in complying with the current edition of BS7671. With the introduction of Part P of the Building Regulations most electrical works in dwellings should be carried out by a competent person […]

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