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IET urges electrical industry to have its say on 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations

02 June 2017


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is calling on the electrical industry to have its say and influence the content of the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671), following the release of the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) for BS 7671:2018. 

The DPC allows users of the IET Wiring Regulations to see the proposed content and put forward their views to JPEL/64, the decision-making committee behind BS 7671.

The DPC of BS 7671:2018 contains many completely revised and redrafted sections, chapters and regulations. An entirely new area, Part 8 - Section 801, is proposed, encompassing requirements for energy efficiency.

An overview of the proposed changes is included in the introduction to the DPC, which also provides a summary of some of the key changes and new content.

Mark Coles, Head of Technical Regulations at the IET, said: “The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations is agreed by industry experts, ensuring that electrical installations are safe and efficient.

“The IET calls on industry to have its say and influence content to ensure we continue to keep users of electrical installations safe.”

JPEL/64 will discuss all submitted comments over the following months and make final decisions before BS 7671:2018 is published, expected to be July 2018.

 

Notes to editors:

For more information and to review the DPC, please visit the Electrical section of the IET website. The deadline to do this is 23:59 on Wednesday 23 August 2017.