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Created On: 23 January 2011 03:16 PM
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 23 January 2011 03:16 PM
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Either it's me, or im not getting this.
I'm writing an assignment and i need to list 4 Statutory and 4 Non Statutory regulations and describe how they relate to and electrical installation on the inside and outside of a bulding.

a)Statutory regulations
1. Health and Safety at Work act HASAW 1974
2. Electricity at work regulations EAWR 1989
3. Building Regulations Part P
4. Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002

b)Non-Statutory Regulations
1. BS7671:2008 Current-carrying capacity and voltage drop for cables and flexible cords

It's doing my head it, can someone help me?
 23 January 2011 03:25 PM
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Try some of the associated publications such as:
1/ Health and Safety Documents such as GS38
2/ Guidance notes
3/ IET related publications and documents



 23 January 2011 03:38 PM
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Any of the GNs and the OSG would be non-statutory.
Then there are other Standards such as those relating to alarms, emergency lighting, telecommunications etc.
There's a list of some of them on page 12 of BS7671.
 23 January 2011 04:36 PM
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Good point, ignore my suggestions.
Must learn to read.
 23 January 2011 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by: rocknroll

I dont know whether you would consider the GN's or the OSG as regulations.


HSE guidance note GS38

IEE wiring regulations BS7671

As electrical is considered construction work the following non-statutory regulations apply;
Surely, the following are "Statutory"? (typo).
Management of Heath and Safety Regulations 1992

COSHH Regulations 2002

Provision and Use of Equipment Regulations 1992

Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992

A few for starters.

CDM Regulations also ALWAYS apply to buildings - there are duties regardless of whether it's domestic or not, and whether the project is "notifiable" or not. I seem to remember that latest CDM Regs replace the Construction (HSW) Regs - but you can find that out for defnite by looking at the Regs on the

Building Regs are Statutory - but in fact there are loads.

Non-statutory is a little more difficult.

You could include BS8000 (accessibility design), telecomms standards, CIBSE guides & codes for many things, but in particular seem to be industry standard for Lighting Design, there's the NJUG guidance for buried services (the question included OUTSIDE buildings), and many others may well apply . . .

EUR ING Graham Kenyon CEng MIET TechIOSH
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