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The Institution of Engineering and Technology urges industry compliance as the amended Wiring Regulations come into force from 1 January 2012

The Institution of Engineering and Technology urges industry compliance as the amended Wiring Regulations come into force from 1 January 2012

Today, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET, formerly the IEE), has called for the electrical industry to ensure that it is compliant with The IET Wiring Regulations, 17th Edition, BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment No.1, 2011, from 1 January 2012.

The amended Wiring Regulations have been jointly published by the IET and the British Standards Institution (BSI) and set out the national standard to which all new electrical installations are to comply. The 17th Edition, which was published in 2008, has been aligned with the European and International standards of CENELEC and IEC.
To support the industry in becoming compliant, the IET has published the On-Site Guide, which gives electricians a quick reference guide to the amended Wiring Regulations.

Geoff Cronshaw, Chief Electrical Engineer at the IET said:

“The IET is the authority on the requirements for electrical installations and the amended Wiring Regulations embody the standards that the electrical industry must now comply with. It is imperative that all designers and electrical installers familiarise themselves with the amended IET Wiring Regulations to ensure that the work they do is safe and of a consistently high standard.

“As well as setting the standard for all new electrical installations, the IET also provides support for individuals who want to get up to speed with the new changes through information on our website and the technical helpline.”

The amended IET Wiring Regulations can be purchased from www.theiet.org/amend1. To find out more about the new requirements for electrical installations, you can also speak to an expert at the IET on 01438 765599 or email technical@theiet.org.
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Notes to editors: 

The IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology, formerly The IEE) began as the Society of Telegraph Engineers and issued the first set of Rules and Regulations in 1882 as the Society of Telegraph Engineers and of Electricians
The IET and BSI (British Standards Institution) published the IET Wiring Regulations, 17th Edition, BS 7671:2008 incorporating Amendment No. 1, 2011, on 1 July 2011.
All electrical installations will need to comply with BS 7671:2008(2011) from 1 January 2012.
The IET is the authority on the requirements for electrical installations – make sure you get the IET’s On-Site Guide or visit the website to find out more about BS 7671:2008 (2011)
More information is available at www.theiet.org/electrical

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