DRAFT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT (DPC) – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD 

 

The Draft for Public Comment (DPC) relating to Amendment 2 of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations – BS7671:2018 - OPEN NOW 

 
  
The IET and BSI (British Standards Institution), who co-publish BS 7671, have issued the Draft for Public Comment (DPC) for Amendment 2, giving the electrical industry the opportunity to read through the proposed changes and provide feedback.  
 
A top-line summary of some of the proposed changes shown within the DPC are listed below: 
· The introduction of a new Part 8 – Functional Requirements. This includes Chapter 82: Prosumer’s Low-Voltage Electrical Installations 
· Changes to the regulation surrounding AFDDs on circuits less than 32A 
· Removal of the risk assessment method for omitting additional RCD protection on socket outlets 
· Alterations to the model forms situated in appendix 6 
· New cut-off date for complying with the 18th Edition 
· Alterations surrounding SPD requirements 
· New foundation earthing requirements 
· New protected area requirements (protected escape routes) 
 
You will see from the above the DPC outlines some extensive changes, which, if implemented, could have significant ramifications for all electrical contractors.  
  
It is therefore vital that everyone within the electrotechnical industry understands the proposals engages with the DPC to put forward their views. 
 
TUNE IN TO LEARN MORE 
 
Keen to support our registrants NICEIC and ELECSA have created a free and exclusive webinar on the topic. Covering some of the key proposals, the webinar assesses the potential impact these changes could have on contractors should they come to fruition. Importantly the session also discusses the process for submitting views. 
 
To view this webinar, please click here and log into the customer portal. 
 
HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE 
 
The DPC presents an important milestone electrotechnical industry. Arm yourself with the facts and take this opportunity to help shape our future. 
 
The DPC will remain open for comment until December 11, 2020  

To view the full document and to submit your views,
Click here!