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What are the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations?

 Jan, 20 - 2014   Electrical

Are you up to speed with the latest 17th Edition Wiring Regulations? Are you aware of the 1st amendment effective from October 2011? Every electrician and domestic installer needs to have an understanding with the UK’s 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, which form a part of any Part P Competent Person Schemes (CPS).

Effective for all installations from July 1 2008 and amended in 2011, the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations is the latest version of British Standard (BS) 7671, the national standard in the UK that covers the requirements for low voltage electrical installations.

The 1st Amendment to the 17th Edition, published in July 2011, included safety changes that now require all socket outlets in most domestic installations to have Residual Current Device (RCD) protection, (with some exemptions), in order to protect against electric shocks.

The changes also included a new section, 444, which provides recommendations for the avoidance and reduction of electromagnetic disturbances when using welding machines, lifts, transformers and such like.

To spur you on, we are currently offering a 20% discount on our City & Guilds 2382 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Course if taken at our Northolt centre. Get booking!!!

Course content includes:

  • Using the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Selection and sizing of cables
  • Bonding requirements
  • Layout of the regulations
  • New definitions
  • Tables
  • Special locations such as bathrooms, marinas and fairgrounds.

There are no pre-requisites; however, some experience of electrical installations is essential.