17th Edition 1st Amendment

The 1st Amendment to BS7671: 2008 Requirements for Electrical Installation (IEE Wiring Regulations, Seventeenth Edition) is to be released on 1st July 2011 with a transition period up until 1st Janruary 2012. There are a number of new sections and updates, some of these are listed below. Measure against electromagnetic disturbances – new section 444 Medical locations – new section 710 Operating or maintenance gangways – new section 729 Devices for protection against overvoltage (surge protection) – new section 729 Certification and reporting – Appendix 6 Periodic reports may also be known as a Electrical condition report from 1st July 2011 with a number of changes, including a series of new inspection schedules. On the new report the four observation codes have now been replaced by three. Code 1 – Danger present Code 2 – Potentailly dangerous Code 3 – Imrpovement recommended