BS7671 changes and how to remain compliant
Posted on 3rd October 2018 at 09:29
The BS7671 regulations have changed and you need to be up to speed.
In July the 2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS7671) were published. They don’t come into effect until January, but you must be aware of exactly what they mean for you and your business well ahead of time.
Luckily for you, with 55-years of experience under our collective belt, we know exactly what this 18th edition of the BS7671 means and how it will affect your installations; and what’s more, we’re more than happy to share that knowledge. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – our team of experts are always happy to help.
Because whether you’re in construction, wholesale, or part of any building or electrical company in-between, this affects you.
When does BS7671: 2018 apply?
All new electrical installations will need to comply with BS 7671: 2018 from 1 January 2019.
That applies to any installations designed after 31 December 2018.
The standards apply to new projects (the design erection and verification of electrical installations), but also all additions and alterations to existing installations made after that time.
It is worth noting that installations made in accordance with earlier editions of the Regulations may not entirely comply with this edition. This doesn’t mean that they’re not safe to use or need upgrading though.
There are over 50 new changes to BS 7671 in this edition, and as anyone in this industry worth their salt knows, keeping up to date with wiring regulations is not only good business practice, it’s the law.
In particular, there are significant changes regarding: protection against overvoltages; protection against fire; Section 753 has been extended to apply to embedded electric heating systems for surface heating; and there’s a new energy efficiency section.
These changes are a question of health and safety, but also compliance, so it’s never been more important to only use approved contractors.
We are members of the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and National Inspection Council (NICEIC), meaning our customer’s installations are always of the highest standard.
It’s our business to both be in the know and share our expert knowledge of all the latest electrical regulations. In fact we train all our operatives on it through the NICEIC. So if you have any questions at all, we know exactly what we’re talking about – please get in touch now. We look forward to hearing from you.
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