WITH THE TRANSITION PERIOD COMPLETE, THE NEW REGULATIONS ARE NOW IN FULL EFFECT.
Following a six month transition period Amendment 2 of BS7671:2018 is now live.
AMENDMENT 2 INTRODUCES SOME SIZEABLE CHANGES INCLUDING:
A new requirement for Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDDs) in some AC final circuits for installations in some types of higher risk residential buildings:
the requirement for the fire safety design of buildings to be documented where specific conditions of external influence exist, such as protected escape routes and locations with risk of fire;
method for determining the requirements to provide overvoltage protection;
changes to identification, labels and notices, such as for consumer units, affecting how safety information is provided to the user of the electrical installations;
a chapter on Prosumer 's Low Voltage Electrical Installations, in a new part, Part 8
The Amendment continues to embrace new technologies and Prosumer's Low Voltage Electrical Installations and is an essential update to provide for the safety of electrical installations in the UK.