Sparking change: The IET Wiring Regulations have been amended
What’s happened and why?
We’ve made major amendments to the key national standard on electrical installations. These reflect requirements in European and international standards, as well as input from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety (2018).
The result is a modern standard that improves fire and end-user safety and increases sustainability.
This standard is the most widely accepted way to demonstrate compliance with the applicable legislation, and so if you are an electrical professional, you need to ensure that you are familiar with the new changes being introduced in BS 7671:2018+A2:2022.
What’s new about BS 7671:2018+A2:2022?
Whether you are already a user of BS 7671, or looking to adopt this standard, BS 7671:2018+A2:2022 includes several new updates that are considered essential for anyone engaged in electrical installation activities.
These changes include:
- New AFDD requirements
- New documentation of fire safety design of buildings
- New risk assessment of protection against transient overvoltage
- Changes to labelling
- New requirements for managing prosumer low voltage electrical installations
Why use BS 7671:2018+A2:2022?
- It’s the main way to evidence compliance with statutory requirements
- It increases the safety of electrical installations
- It helps users stay up to date with technology developments
- It improves the efficiency of installations
- It supports sustainable development
It provides a single reference source for almost all domestic and similar electrical installations